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Because I’m Training for Something! FueledByLOLZ

Because I’m Training for Something! FueledByLOLZ

Training Log: Because I’m Training for Something!

If you observe me on Instagram, then chances are you’ll know I used to be decided on to run the Big Cottonwood Marathon (Yes, MARATHON). Every week in the past, coaching for a marathon wasn’t my plan for the summer season. I sought after to get pace and get again into form, however I didn’t have any massive objectives in thoughts. I carried out for the Team Hylands Big Cottonwood Team as it gave the impression of an amazing revel in. I by no means idea I’d be decided on.

Big Cottonwood is the complete opposite marathon revel in of what I’ve been used too. I’ve run NYCM two times, and it’s crowded and hilly. Both of my higher marathon occasions have come from NYCM (Three:17, Three:07) regardless of it being one of the vital hardest classes available in the market. The 2nd marathon I ran, Phoenix, was once downhill sufficient that it doesn’t rely in opposition to an OTQ however you’ll be able to nonetheless Boston Qualify. I ran a Three:14 there, and on the time was once a PR. It wasn’t with reference to the three:10 I sought after and my quads have been on hearth from the downhill.

Am I solely positive I can excel at a brand new downhill route? I don’t know, however I’m excited to have a large race at the books.

I’m now not in the similar form as ultimate spring, summer season, or fall, so my objective is to get again into form. I’d be ecstatic to run about the similar time as NYCM, understanding it wouldn’t translate into the similar health as a three:07 at NYCM. I’m maximum excited to coach for one thing.  I’ll have a submit about it in the future, however I’m going to attend a pair extra weeks to start out “training.”  I need a shorter coaching cycle with 2-Three 20 miles. I don’t wish to center of attention a lot on doing anything else previous 20 miles as a result of within the humid summer season, this is unsightly. I’d slightly take shorter high quality miles, than longer, slogging in the course of the humidity miles.

That was once an extended intro to my coaching log, proper?

Monday: Easy 60 mins/3000 meter swim
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 12X400 averaging 6:20 tempo
Thursday: 3000-meter swim
Friday: Easy 60 mins
Saturday: Movie Madness Half Marathon (14 Mile at 7:10 tempo)
Sunday: Easy 60 mins/3000 meter swim



Besides marathon coaching, I suppose. As at all times, my simple runs are simply that, simple.

Workout Wednesday: 12X400 averaging 6:20 tempo with 90 seconds restoration

I do my exercises on roads. I find it irresistible higher, and maximum tracks aren’t open aside from very early or very overdue. So I do all of them on roads. When college is finished for the summer season, I would possibly get at the observe.  The exercise was once a bit of quicker than ultimate week, which is development.


I nonetheless plan to swim all over the summer season. I’m taking part in the move coaching, and although I’m marathon coaching quickly, I believe the additional move coaching goes to stay me wholesome.

Movie Madness Half Marathon: 14 Miles (7:10 moderate):

After my weekend plans modified, I made up our minds to skip the city and run the Movie Madness Half Marathon in Harrisburg. You can’t beat a $60 part marathon at the present time. The quick tale is, I used to be misdirected round mile Three and ended up working 14 miles as an alternative of 13.1 While sure, it stinks to get misplaced and run longer, my objective for the race was once to get high quality miles in. I wasn’t in a “race mode,” and I didn’t cross to the part marathon to run my “fastest” ever.  It was once a laugh to get a long term accomplished somewhere else and experience myself.

Anyway, that was once my most fun coaching log for some time, as a result of I’m going to start out coaching for one thing.

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Questions for you:

Have you run the Big Cottonwood Marathon? Have you run a downhill marathon? Any guidelines? 

Are you coaching for one thing this summer season?


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