Tuesday, March 13, 2007

REPORT: Week Eleven - Boston Marathon Training

Recover training week with summer temperatures in Florida’s concrete jungle. My daily routine and diet were amiss and the running surfaces called for much slower paces. All is well though as it is a much needed rest period before the next two hard training weeks and then it’s taper time.

Weekly Review
Total Miles: 66 – 106% of max, 6% at MP or faster
Number of Workouts: 9
Stretching: a little lower back issue maybe from lifting\concrete
Yoga: none-no desire
P\U, S\U: thought about it

Notes: Brutally cold weather for the 1M-2M-1M the day we traveled. Took it easy the rest of the week as it the heat and humidity takes a little out. Boston Marathon official entrant bingo card received. I'm in!!!
Issues to Note: little issue in small of back, right side niggles in right upper inner calf no ice; this is hardly worth mentioning.
Next Week Goal: See my Training Log, I posted the next two weeks.

Training: Alumni Field, 3-4 x (1600) at Marathon Pace,3 minute rest, am,38, (6) 6:05, 6:01, 6:00, 5:59, 6:01, 6:03. These all felt Very Good. The black ice on ends required diversion to lane five. A new frost heave appeared on lane one-two straight.

It was good to get on the track for a pacing sanity check in preparation for this weekend’s New Bedford Half Marathon Race which is part of the New England Grand Prix Series.


  1. I thought you were only supposed to do 3-4 x mile? Nice workout! Keep up pthe good work:)

  2. "only 3-4" you definately caught that; if it was 5K-10K pace yes 3-4

    I remember running these 6x1600s about five years ago and thought they were a good confidence builder. They are and yesterday's felt good.

  3. I can't remember having a "little" issue in my back before getting injured. That is your warning - remember that article you sent me. Get back to yoga ASAP.