Mercedes Marathon Training: Week 5 Complete

Today has been great! This morning Rob made me breakfast in bed (scrambled egg beaters, center cut bacon, WW toast, orange and coffee). I’m feeling better, not a 100%, but much better. This afternoon I kept my run inside again today, 16 Miles. Afterward I came down to wonderful smell of dinner being cooked! Rob made us dinner! Between the two of us I’m the cook. Rob has made us a few meals over our years together, but this was just a regular day and unprompted. Plus twice in one day! I definitely feel spoiled today. 🙂

This week was a cut back week on mileage. Here is how the week of training looked.
M: 20 Mins Total Body Sliming Pilates
T: Rest
W: 12 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:31:50, 7:40 pace)
R: Rest
F: 5 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 39:51, 7:59 pace)
Sa: 9 Miles LT W/ 4 Miles @ 15K – HMGP (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:09:26, 7:43 pace)
Su: 16 Miles Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 2:08:00, 8:00 pace)

Total Miles: 42

8 thoughts on “Mercedes Marathon Training: Week 5 Complete

  1. Major props to you for being able to get that much mileage in on a treadmill and at a 8 min pace. I think the most I've done on a mill is 12 miles….. You definitely have an amazing marathon time in your future!


  2. I hope you keep feeling better! Breakfast in bed would definitely be a positive of not feeling well. Well done to your husband for cooking and taking care of you.


  3. You are so speedy! And on the treadmill, no less. Keep up the great work! Hope you feel better (I have been fighting a sore/scratchy throat myself)!


  4. Hi! Listen, not to be Nosey Rosey, but I think you might be running some of your recovery runs and long runs too quickly. Based on your Half PR, your recovery runs should be in the 9s and your long runs should be in the higher 8s (at least, these numbers might even be slower). Keep your speed for the LT workouts. I've found that when I slow down my recovery runs, I am able to NAIL the LT workouts fsater, which is the purpose. Great job, CJ, and I'm glad you are feeling better!


  5. Hey Rebecca! Thanks for feedback. Rob has been suggesting the same thing for a couple weeks now. I will have to figure out how I can slow them down. I find myself getting bored when the pace is slower. I'll have to work on it.Thanks,CJ


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