Tuesday, December 7, 2010

training 12/6-12/12 (marathon race week)

12/6- Planned rest day

12/7- Cut my dosage to 2.5 with tremendous results. 5 miles at BQ pace (36:14), 7:15 average, which felt easy so I ran another half mile at a hard but measured effort and turned in a 3:02 for an overall time of 39:16 for 5.5 miles. I'm still not sold on this yet. I had an afternoon low just before my 2nd pill and the good feeling is beginning to slip away as I write this. I'm sticking with 2.5 but I may have to time when I take the pills almost perfectly in order to run my best race on Saturday.
Grade:A-/1 credit/distance=6.0

12/8- Planned to run 6@7:30 pace but I started too fast and cut it short rather than risk pushing too hard on a meaningless training run 3 days before race day. Finished with 5 miles in 36:32 (7:19 pace). 1st 2 miles were 7:15 then hung on for about 7:20 the last 3. It did not feel easy like yesterday but still a decent performance. Interestingly, there was no early afternoon low and if anything, I was a tad sluggish, not overstimulated. If I have to cut it to 2 ADHS, that would be okay but I definitely need at least that much. PLEASE stay stable through race day!
Grade:B/1 credit/distance=5.0

12/9- Planned rest day

12/10- Hotel strides
Grade:NG/0 credit/distance=0.5

12/11- Rocket City Marathon in 3:43:18.
Grade:B-/4 credits/distance=26.5

12/12- Planned rest day

Weekly summary:
Performed in line with expectations and can't be too upset given the circumstances.
Distance=38.0/ GPA= 17.5/6= 2.92

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