Sunday, August 8, 2010

End of the Week Recap 8/8/10

Hail my running brothers and sisters!  Week 2 of marathon training is in the books.  Overall a decent week of mileage, but my speed run was lackluster at best.  Although I've been performing at or over my training specs for my easy/long runs, I haven't found my groove with my speed work.  It could be a result of trying to do speed work on the dreadmill, but in any case, I clearly need to get more bang for my buck there.  This week I did 29.49 miles at an average pace of 8:24/mi.  I only did 30 minutes of weights this week.  I really should go back to swimming to help with my endurance, but I've really been under the crunch with time lately.  My weight is right around 163.  Overall, I'm feeling okay, but sluggish.  No major injuries but my shin splints are starting to creep back up.  I'm wearing my compression leg sleeves to help, but I need to do more stretching post-workout.  I could probably also use a good sports massage to help me recover.  Ok, on to week 3!  Later kids!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hi Joel,
Cheers to week two of marathon training! Actually, I think that you had a great training pace. My longer runs are hanging onto a 9:30pace. Can we talk about speed workouts....sign me up too:) Nice work this week!

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