- Tuesdays are for marathon paced runs (7:00/mile) from 7 to 10 miles
- Thursdays are for three mile "speed" sessions (6:10/mile) at the track. Starting next week, I change these to six mile "strength" sessions (6:50/mile).
- Monday, Wednesday, Fridays are for recovery runs
- Saturdays are for rest!
Anyway, I'm probably not going to race again until October 11, unless I hear that a critical mass of WRCE members are running the Oktoberfest 5k next month. Racing short races hard at this point in the training cycle only necessitates more recovery time, and I'd rather just keep marathon training to see if I can snag a coveted marathon PR when I hit the finish on Columbus Drive.
So, I guess we'll see in October if my marathon time improves by doing less mileage but with more quality workouts, or if it's better to simply run lots of miles and leave quality workouts for shorter races.
|On Navy Pier During a Sunday 16 miler|