the week I actually rested on rest days - marathon training: week four
Monday: training-plan approved rest (although I was supposed go to practice but my body decided to take a poorly-timed nap)
Tuesday: 5 treadmill miles at 10:00 pace, hill program on level 10
Wednesday: 2.75 easy miles. Running without music is unfortunate, but when your iPod stops working and you have no idea what time it is and therefore no idea how far you may have gone (and have timed your run so you have just enough time to fit it in before getting ready for work), that’s extra unfortunate. Later - cross-training: derby practice
Friday: 5 easy treadmill miles
Saturday: cross-training: derby practice (necessary evil so I can make attendance and bout in August, due to the fact I napped through Monday’s practice) with far-too-much sore-muscle-inducing activities given the running I needed to do the rest of the weekend, 5 easy treadmill miles later in the day
on running in oppressive heat (Marathon Training Week 3 of 18)
16 weeks to go=training plans start. The Runner’s World Break 4:00 plan owns me until October.
Monday - rest
Tuesday - 4 treadmill miles - hill program at level 10 - 6.2 mph
Wednesday - 4.3 super slow miles outside (in my partial defense, it was 84 degrees at 6:30 a.m.)
Thursday - 4 treadmill miles at 6.0 mph
Friday - rest - traded my Thursday rest day since….
Saturday - Belmar 5, 8:24 pace (though the printout at the finish line made me initially lie about my pace - it was hot and I was having technological difficulties, so I’m just fine with being a little slower)
Sunday - 8.85ish miles outside, super slow (I overestimated my distance because my Nike+ has turned against me and I was super slow, forgivable because Saturday’s training plan prescription was only 4 easy miles, and I instead ran 5 painful ones)