Sunday, January 6, 2013

First week of 2013

First week of 2013 is my 5th week of my 16 week marathon training for DC race on March 16th. Started the year with a New Year's Day group run. Didn't really want to go but since I was the one that organized it, I thought it was best that I went. Stayed out too late (or early) at a friend's house playing cards & ringing in the new year. Anyways, 4 of us showed up for the run. We got in 5.6 miles for the day. Wednesday was our usual run group, 6.2 miles. Thursday is a rest day & that is exactly what I did. Well, I did ref a basketball game but I don't count that as exercise. Fridays are tempo day, got another 6.3 miles. These would have been a PR except it wasn't a race. This gets me excited for a 10K race in February! Saturdays are an easy, short run day but... I decided I needed another rest day. I'm trying to limit the missed runs this year. Sunday are LSD days (long, slow, distance). This Sunday totaled 14.1 miles. At 8:59 pace. I'm trying to keep my LAD runs around 9:00 pace. My goal pace for the marathon is between 8:00-8:30, haven't decided exactly yet. I think I can do 8:00 which makes the marathon about 3:30 total but my PR is 4:18. That is a big difference. OK, I'm deciding right now that I am shooting for a 3:30 marathon!

Weekly total - 32.3 miles, 4:47:45, 8:54 pace.
Marathon training totals - 178.12, 27:19:13, 9:12 pace.

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