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Of course, the Hansons didn't now I violated their protocol already by running The HUFF 50K ( race report ) on December 29, which meant I was ostensibly on "recovery" all this week. In fact, after a marathon, I normally don't run until Thursday of the following week. But, hey, it was New Year's week.
So, here's what I actually did this week, with distance and pace:
Tuesday: 9:00am, New Year's Day run with our local running club...5.2 at 10:22
4:00pm, another NY Day run with local running store...4.2 at 9:52
Friday: 3.1 early miles at 10:29
Saturday: 5.1 hilly miles at Happy Hollow Park, at 11:19, then
2.7 miles at 11:23 with grandson in training
Sunday: 4.1 miles at 10:31, late in the afternoon
I should add...I'm trying to figure out how to fit in hill work for the prep for Boston. Absolutely everything I read and every Boston runner I've ever talked to said the hills there will chew you up...the early downhills and the more famous late hills. I live in the flatlands...how to do hills? We have a local park with hills and I did 5 miles on Saturday morning there...it really chewed me up and spit me out. I need to do further serious work there.
Week Five awaits, the final "easy" week in the program. And no more major interruptions...it'll be straight up training through the end of March.