This post is the second in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.
With only seven weeks to go until Boston, I’m really starting to focus in on my preparation. I had an excellent week of training, and was able to hit my goal mileage of 80 mpw (miles per week), and nail a pair of workouts in the process. I was able to gain a lot of confidence this week, and I hope to continue to build that confidence in the next coming workouts.
Nutritionally, I’m giving up some of my indulgences until after the race. I’m a sucker for things that are terrible for you, including Double Stuft Oreos and Monster Energy drinks. Normally, I will justify my gluttony by saying that my running would burn all of that bad stuff away anyway. With just a few weeks left to my big race, I want to be as lean and rested possible, while still eating the things that actually contribute to running. Last year, my girlfriend, Ashley, was waiting for me at the finish line of the Houston Marathon with a package of Oreos. Maybe this year, I’ll be so lucky again.
Training for week of 2/23
Monday – P.M. 7M easy
Tuesday – A.M. 12M w/ 3x4k progression; P.M. 4M easy
Wednesday – A.M. 10M easy; P.M. 3M easy
Thursday – A.M. 12M w/ 3x4k MGP on HILLS; P.M. 3M easy
Friday – A.M. 10M easy
Saturday – A.M. 19M easy w/ HILLS
Sunday – Rest
Total – 82 miles