May 24, 2009
does anybody really care about how someone trains the week after a marathon?
well, if you do, read on:
M: zero; both quads sore, trouble going down stairs and sitting/standing without using my arms to get into/out of chair
T: R quad fine, L still sore; thought about going to the gym; thought better of it. Walked a bit over 2 miles, some with my fat old dog.
W: 20min elliptical, 15min stairmaster, walked a quarter with dog
R: 3.88mi (9:46); 25min elliptical, 15min stairmaster
F: 4mi (9:34)
Sa: 5.1mi (9:06); 30min elliptical, 15min stairmaster
Su: 8mi (9:22, yee haw)
totals: 21 miles + 2hr xtrain + 2.5mi walking, some with fat old dog
Notice how the running is very, very slow, like 2min/mile slower than MP even. Call me crazy, but it works for me. I have a friend who sneers at any training pace slower than 8min, runs 3 or 4 workouts per 5-day week, and runs half-marathons at my marathon pace. And she hardly ever races anyway, because she frequently gets injured. As long as I have known her, she's raced all her training. I wish her coach would talk some sense into her.
Anyway, enough commentary about other people; this blog is about me, me, me :-)
Posted by joe positive at May 24, 2009 10:13 AM
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Looks like fat old dog is getting some quality training in! :) I know people that always race their training runs too. Not only are they always injured, but they rarely make it to any planned races.
Glad to see you are back at it.
Posted by: Mindi at May 24, 2009 1:59 PM
Did your coach lay out the post race week for you? Seems like a perfectly acceptable week. And teehee on the snearing friend. Anyone who would say run fast or not at all is probably not able to run year round.
Posted by: at May 25, 2009 7:58 AM