IL Marathon Training: Week 4 Complete

Another week down! This one I didn’t do any of the scheduled speed work because my left hip has been tight and sore. In this situation I start with backing off intensity and then cut mileage if needed. Luckily I was able to keep my miles and am feeling much better. Today’s run I was up bright and early and on the treadmill because I had to get my rear in gear and pack because I have a commercial flight today to leave for a work conference.

Here is how the week went.

M: Upper Body and Ab Strengthening

T: 4 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 33:22, 8:21 Pace), Ab Strengthening

W: 5 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 41:40, 8:20 Pace), Push Ups

R: 8 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:04:50, 8:07 Pace)

F: 12 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:34:48, 7:54 Pace)

Sa: 17 Miles Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 2:15:26, 7:58 Pace)

Su: 9 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:11:41, 7:58 Pace)

Total: 55 Miles

This week is a tie for my highest mileage week ever run, the last one being in January when training for the Mercedes Marathon. This coming week will be a new record in mileage as long as I can balance it with being out of town for a conference most of the week. I hope that the hotel gym 1) has a decent treadmill 2) isn’t a sauna of hot like the last hotel I ran in 3) I’m able to work around their gym hours. It will be an adventure for sure!

3 thoughts on “IL Marathon Training: Week 4 Complete

  1. Awesome Job CJ! I’m glad cutting intensity is all that was needed to stay strong this week.

    Have fun at your conference and good luck with the mileage!


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