Good afternoon on this gorgeous Marathon Monday. As we write, we are watching the race unfold. It is always exciting to watch the athletes at the top of their game compete at Boston. It just makes us want to be there more every year. Unfortunately, we are not fast enough. The motivation from watching this awesome event comes at a great time with our next race only 6 weeks away now and the final push is beginning with both of our training plans.
The weather has finally taken a turn for the better and has allowed us a great opportunity to get the kids outside to play, get yard work done and simply enjoy spring. Starting tonight, Travis begins coaching Parker and 11 other four and five year-olds in a Mini T-Ball league. Stay tuned next week to see if he has any hair left!
Here’s a look at our workouts from last week:
Travis: My training has not been going well over the last few weeks as I have had to deal with numerous blisters. I have been running for years, as you all know, and I have never had more than a random blister over the years. Lately, I can not make it through a single run without getting blisters on both feet. I’ve been trying to care for my feet in addition to doing research to try and figure out what changed. I am open to any suggestions that may help as I have my longest run of 22 miles this weekend and would like to be able to get through it. As a result from all the frustrations and as a chance to relax, I may have not run yesterday due to too many adult beverages.
Monday: 8 mi @ 7:29 pace
Tuesday: 2 mi. warm up; 8 mi. Tempo; 2 mi. cool down
Wednesday: Unplanned Rest Day (Blisters)
Thursday: 2 mi. warm up; 6 mi. @ marathon pace (7:20); 2 mi. cool down
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 13 mi. @ 7:24 pace
Sunday: Unplanned Rest Day (Blisters… & Alcohol consumption, oops!)
Total Weekly Mileage: 43 miles
Jen: We made a little switch in my plan for the weeks going into Buffalo by adding in another rest day on Mondays and just focusing on stretching and foam rolling on those days. Speed work was also added back in this week following my recovery week from Syracuse.
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 2 mile warm up, 3 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 9.4 miles
Total Weekly Mileage: 26.4 miles