Monday, March 15, 2010

Week ending March 21, 2010

3/15 - 57 minutes (8 miles)

3/16 - light tempo workout (4 x 1200 w/ full rest) 3 miles warm up, then 1200 in 3:56 (1:50 recovery), 3:56 (1:54 recovery), 3:56 (1:59 recovery), 3:56, 3 miles cool down (10 miles)

3/17 - 50 minutes (7 miles)

3/18 - 56 minutes (8 miles)

3/19 - 49 minutes (7 miles with 8 x 20 second strides)

3/20 - 40 minutes (5 miles)

3/21 - New Bedford Half Marathon - 1:10:50 (18th overall) - 2 miles warm up, maybe almost 2 cool down (17 miles)

Summary: 62 miles for the week, just a solid taper week that was pretty well executed and a very successful half marathon, 2:59 PR. Time for a few easy days to shake out the soreness and then I've got a couple of months to get in some work before the real summer series starts.

2 comments:

Jeff Goupil said...

Congrats on the PR and the awesome race. what are your plans for racing between now and the bedford 12k?

Wilesthing said...

Thanks Jeff, you too! I don't really have any racing plans between now and Bedford. I might hop in a local 5K or two, but really I'm going to start focusing on training, which will be overall mileage, weekly tempo, and roughly 10K paced workouts. With the GP series races being 5K-8 miles from here on, I figure 10K is a good pace to target for most of my workouts.