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LA Marathon Training: Weeks 1-6

Well I’m finally getting around to posting a training update. It only took me 6 weeks. Oops. Oh well, I’ll do a shortened version to keep it from getting too lengthy and because I do not particularly want to go through every detail from the past 6 weeks.

I’m loosely following a training plan from Women’s Running. My goal is a sub 4 hour marathon and my reach goal is a 3:55:00 or under marathon. Thus far my training paces have been really good, so without further ado….

Week 1

  • ran 34.21 miles
  • total activity miles: 67.11
  • 10 mile long run
  • speed workout: 1 mile WU, 2×1 mile at tempo with 800 m recovery, 1.5 mile CD

Week 2

  • ran 33.65 miles
  • total activity miles: 55.99 (it pains me to see that)
  • 12 mile long run
  • speed workout: 1 mile WU, 4 miles MRP (marathon race pace)

Week 3

  • ran 35.15 miles
  • total activity miles: 50.65
  • 14 mile long run
  • speed workout: none

Week 4

  • ran 31.17 miles
  • total activity miles: 59.18
  • 8 mile ‘long’ run
  • speed workout: 2 mile WU, 2 miles at tempo (7:54 min/mil), 2 mile CD

Week 5

  • ran 41.27 miles
  • total activity miles: 67.76
  • 16 mile long run
  • speed workout: 1 mile WU (9:30), 3 miles at tempo (8:00), 1 mile CD (9:30)

Week 6

  • ran 38.61 miles
  • total activity miles: 66.50
  • 12 mile long run
  • speed workout: 7 miles hard effort (8:25 average pace)
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