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Week Eight – Marathon Training Recap

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This week was challenging. Went to the track workout and the tempo run without any excitement. I’m usually hyped for those workouts and start them with the mindset of “hard work=improvement”. For me, it’s all mental with these workouts because I know I can do them, it’s just getting down to doing them the right way. I’ll have to be more aware of my preparation leading up to speed workouts and make sure all negative self-talk is out of my head. When I feel I’ve prepared poorly, doubt creeps in, which leads to a “blah” feeling pre-run.

Saturday was a nice change of scenery. Picked-up 13 miles with a run from South Pasadena to Downtown L.A. with some Gritty and CalTri folks. Took a long rest and ran another 5 miles in the evening to get my 18 for the day. Had a nice long stretch and core session at La Canada track.

Body’s been feeling good all week. Nutritionally, it wasn’t the best of weeks. My eating habits during my recovery days continued to my training days. Still need to do a better job hydrating correctly.

Avg Time: 01:22:11 h:m:s
Distance: 47.55 mi
Calories: 4,908 C
Time: 06:50:55 h:m:s
Avg Distance: 9.51 mi
Median Distance: 8.31 mi
Max Distance: 18.29 mi
Median Time: 01:14:58 h:m:s
Max Time: 02:49:32 h:m:s
Avg Elevation Gain: 548 ft
Median Elevation Gain: 144 ft
Max Elevation Gain: 1,645 ft
Elevation Loss: 2,253 ft
Avg Elevation Loss: 451 ft
Median Elevation Loss: 146 ft
Max Elevation Loss: 1,164 ft
Max Avg Speed: 8.5 mph
Max Speed: 13.0 mph
Count: 5 Activities
Elevation Gain: 2,738 ft
Avg Speed: 6.9 mph

Garmin Run Profiles:
Altadena Recovery
Philippe’s Run/La Canada Cont. Run
Griffith Tempo
Rose Bowl Recovery
Track: 5×800, 3×1600

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