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Shamrock Marathon Training: Week 3 - Time for Rehoboth!

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I was slowed down last week by Aunt Flo and I was really pissed that it took away that high that I’d been riding for weeks – I was afraid that it would be gone for good. However, that amazing long run that I had on Sunday brought it back!! And the high lives on…not THAT kind of high though. I’ve been in CO for 5 years now and STILL haven’t tried any gonja – no plans to do so either.

I was surprisingly NOT sore from the swift 13 miles that I ran on Sunday

Monday: Barbell Strength – Do sharks complain about Monday? NO. They’re up early, biting stuff, chasing shit, being scary – reminding everyone they’re a fucking shark. On Mondays, I feel like a shark. A bad ass fucking shark.

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Tuesday: This is typically a 2fer day for me, however I think I’m going to have to revamp that. I knew I’d have to make some adjustments with all of this cross-training I’m doing. Since I take the barbell class at lunch on Mondays, I typically make up that long lunch by not taking a lunch on Tuesdays. It’s just not reasonably logistical for me to run and do spin on this day. I haven’t felt like getting up really early to run and I don’t have time to run before or after spin. So, I made a plan to run at lunch on Wednesday and do the barbell class in the evening.

Wednesday 2fer:  half

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There is so much cool artwork to photo on this trail! I’m gonna try to get a new one each time!

Barbell Strength- My biggest reason for taking this class is to build strength from the waist up, so since I ran earlier in the day, I decided to take it easy on the legs during class. This was only the second time I’d taken the class two times in a week and I could definitely tell my muscles were feeling a little fatigued from Monday’s class.

Thursday:  shin splints

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Friday: This is an optional rest day so I TOOK it! Gladly :)

Saturday:  half

Sunday: REST

I have the Rehoboth 13.1 THIS WEEKEND! Holy cow!! So, I was curious as to how my training now compares with where I was at last year when I somehow ran an 8:11 average for the race.

Last November: 56 miles total for the month / Run paces averaged between 9:20 and 10:17

This November: 65 miles total for the month / Run paces averaged between 8:40 and 9:25

Since I totally don’t want to sandbag what I think I could run this year, is a DISTANCE  RR know you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting… haha!

Thanks for reading!

Chris

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Smart that you're recognizing you're going too fast on some of your runs. I think most people - me included, for sure - struggle with that. It's hard to come to grips that most of your running should be done at a pace about 2 minutes or more slower than your 5K pace. And that's not just for injury prevention, but also for optimal training.

Good luck with Rehoboth. I wish I was going to be there.

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