Week of March 8 ~ 15
Cut back the distance to 15k runs. Rested Sunday, ran Monday.
15k @4:52 1:13:06
Light snow, but wet, and some wind against going out. Felt ok, but not easy to run (2 long-slv shirts and windbreaker).
This is not training for 20° LA Marathon!
AM - weights and core at gym.
per k: 4:06/3:52/3:55/3:48/3:55/3:42
No warmup. Felt ok, not trying to push (trying not to push).
15k @5:15 1:18:56
Just taking it easy.
15k @ 5:06 1:16:30
Legs felt ok, comfortable pace.
AM - weights and core
15k @5:04 1:16:07
At father-in-law's near Makuhari. Ran to and through Makuhari. Strong wind! Going over a bridge it nearly blew me onto the road. Distance approximate but last 5k is pretty close. Planned to pick it up and ran 23:19. Legs were stiff, especially quads.
Decided to rest legs. Also, it is supposed to be 19° tomorrow, so want to do a run in warm weather.
12k 6k@5:18 3k @4:32/49/42 3k @4:28/17/15
Basically as planned: Less distance but a good pace for 6k, w/ 3k at MP.
Legs felt ok. Against wind coming back.
Temp: 15C/59F (not 19! LA is presently very hot! Well, the race starts at 7:20am, so should be ok).
Total for week (inc. Monday): 79k/49mi. 6:40
LA Marathon is next Sunday, leaving tomorrow. Next post will be a post-marathon post.
I should be ready. Even bought a new watch, in case my old watch quits the day before the race (does anyone except Susan Griffin and I worry about this?).
By the way, the LA Marathon sold out: 25,000. My number is 732!
3 hours ago