Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Carmel Marathon Training - Week 5 01/30/12 - 02/05/12

Monday - 3.28 miles
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 5.41 miles (trail)
Thursday - 8 miles (speed work-3 mile warm up, 4x200m, 3200m, 800m, 2 mile cool down)
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 18 miles
Sunday - Rest

Weekly Total - 34.69 miles

Saturday's long run was the highlight of my week.  Left the house at 5:40am and stepped out into wind, rain and 38*F temps.  Almost went back inside to change into some running tights but I have a stubborn habit of wearing shorts if the temperature is above freezing. Mapped out a new course to break up the monotony of the Monon Trail but still utilized it for around half of the run. I didn't realize when I planned it out that I'd have a steady incline of 1.5 miles heading straight into the wind & rain. I had to take my ear buds out and tuck them into my shorts since the wind kept blowing them out. After going the first 8 mile of of the run without seeing another runner, I was surprised at the number of people I saw after turning on to the rail-to-trail. With the weather conditions being what they were & with the early start, I thought I'd have the Monon to myself but there was at least another dozen & a half runners out braving the elements. 

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