Yet another successful week of running volume over 100 miles and I am feeling more confident in my running abilities than ever before. This is my third week now of training after a few months off to debrief and really study training techniques. The new training methods that I have now applied over the past three weeks have delivered results I dreamed of and hopefully over Boston Marathon weekend I’ll get time to write about them.
This week ended in fireworks you could say, after 90 miles of running I ended the week delivering a PR 21 miler at 6:18 pace, also snapping my half marathon PR along the way. Granted it was slightly downhill course except for a few miles uphill, nonetheless the results to me were epic. By mile 21 I felt great, like it was effortless and I could see it in my heart rate too, as it was only just reaching 170 BPM.
Going into the last week leading up the Boston Marathon my main focus will still be weight loss. Last week I was able to lose around 6 pounds, dropping from 146lbs @ 7.7% body fat to 140lbs @ 6% body fat. My volume will stay high leading up the race as I solely view the Boston Marathon as fun test of my speed and where I currently stand.
Monday: 17.8 Miles @ 8:28 Pace
Tuesday: 15 Miles @ 8:00 Pace
Wednesday: 19 Miles @ 6:18 Pace
Thursday: 19 Miles @ 6:18 Pace
Friday: 10 Miles @ 9:23 Pace
Saturday: 9 Miles @ 9:14 Pace
Sunday: 21 Miles @ 6:18 Pace