OK, we're into the middle "trimester" of Boston Training and the heavy lifting is getting started. Similar pattern to last week in week 7. Here's the plan, from the Hansons.
We started the week cold...so I moved Monday's 4 easy miles indoors on a treadmill at work. 7 below zero didn't seem like a fun idea.
Tuesday was the first really big mess up of the training cycle. Due to weather, I put off the scheduled intervals to the evening. And then I ate dinner. Then I went out and man, what a joke. The weather was still cold. The legs were dead after a long day at work. The stomach was too loaded. I did a half mile or so and packed it in. Bad idea.
So, instead of the off day on Wednesday, I got back on the treadmill for 5 miles. Not great but I ran.
Thursday's tempo run happened after an overnight snow. I was out early but managed to find a loop in a nearby neighborhood. 5 solid miles at an 8:56/mile pace, better than the 9:08 target. Hansons say you are not supposed to beat the pace, rather learn the pace. So, I'm still learning.
Friday's easy run was back on the treadmill for four. I got outside on Saturday for 6.3 easy miles in very cold temps of about 12F.
My long run on Sunday was complicated by some family commitments but I got it in around sunset in 8F temps. Layer up. And it went well, ten solid miles at 9:33/mile, ahead of the 9:53 target pace.
But, man, it was cold. And from the looks of next week, it won't get any warmer.