This training week went very well. I feel like the shin troubles of week 5 are behind me and I didn’t hit the wall on my long run like I did last week so all in all it’s back to business.
I am excited that the Paris marathon is only 28 days away. As much as marathon training is a very interesting learning experience, it’s tiring and time consuming and I feel ready to do this race (and then not run for a week :).
Training this week was:
- Monday: Crossfit
- Tuesday: Rest day
- Wednesday: 15.94 km at 5:12 min/km pace, 1:22:56 = 9.9 miles
- Thursday: Crossfit
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: Longest freaking run – 32.55 km at 5:52 pace, 3:10:52 = 20.22 miles
- Sunday: 8.11 km at 5:05 pace, 41:11 = 5 miles
Total: 56.6 km = 35.17 miles
It may sound like I’ve lost the excitement for running a marathon but I realise that even those people who run marathons on a regular basis do not enjoy long runs as much as the actual marathon experience. Long training runs are lonely and a bit boring, running that same distance (and 10km more!) during an actual marathon is probably a whole other experience…. and I cannot wait to experience it :)