Week 7 Recap {Marathon Training}

Week 6 Recap

Ok, I have either done something genius or really stupid.  Since I am running the Little Rock Marathon, I decided to join their training group and run their plan.  I did not do my long run last weekend because of the trail race, so I figured this would be a good week to start anew.  The mileage is pretty much the same, so hopefully I won’t get injured.

I weighed in at 141.5 lbs. Yeah, this is horrible.  I gained 5 pounds in one week.  I ate horribly studying for finals and then binged Wednesday – Saturday.  Yesterday I ate a medium pizza and three tacos.  THREE! Anyway, this is a new week and hopefully this is just water weight and will come back off this week.  Randomly, I ran 3 miles in 31:12 with an average pace of 10:24 minutes/mile.

I ran 4 miles in 39:22 with an average pace of 9:50 minutes/mile.

I ran 5 miles in 48:50 with an average pace of 9:46 minutes/mile.

I rested.

I ran 4 miles in 39:47 with an average pace of 9:46 minutes/mile.

I rested.

I ran 12 miles in 2:15:30 and climbed 774 feet. My average pace was a very slow 11:17 minutes/mile.  I am not really sure why I ran so slow, but hey, I’m not worried about times.  I covered the distance and had fun.


What do you think?