Friday, April 25, 2014

Week in Review

We are a little over a week out until Matt leaves for Mesa for the Desert Challenge and to obtain his International Paralympic Committee classification.  Matt broke down and ordered a pair of new spikes so he’ll finally get to retire his college ones.  We might need to have some sort of retirement ceremony because he seems pretty attached.  He wants to do well for the two events he is running, but he hasn’t been in his usual crazy mileage mode.  He’s been shy of running 40 mile weeks.  Although that is about half of his peak marathon training weeks (at least pre-kids), it is the most miles he has logged since Zachary was born late last summer.  I’m sure once he decides on a marathon that his weekly mileage will increase.  As that happens, it becomes a little more challenging to find a time to run that doesn’t take him away from the kids.  Matt and I don’t run the same races anymore for exactly that reason.  In 2012, Matt and I ran marathons a few months apart so that we weren’t in our high mileage weeks at the same time.  Since we are both entertaining marathons later this year, with Matt as a definite and me as a maybe, we will need to pick ones that are spaced out.  Right now, his race schedule includes a Father’s Day race (it has become an annual tradition) and the Wilson Bridge ½ marathon, but that is it until he decides on a marathon.  

In the meantime, here’s what his week of running looked like:

Sunday - took Easter off
Monday - 9.3 miles at 7:45 average pace
Tuesday - 6.5 miles 8:30 average pace (3.5 miles with me)
Wednesday - track workout for a total of 8.6 miles
1.5 mile warm up run @8:30 mile pace
8x800 with 200 rest @ 2:50 per 800 meters
1.5 mile recover run home @8:30 mile pace
Thurs - had to take it off due to work
Fri - today was going to be a time trials for Mesa, but the GMU track team was on the track so Matt ended up doing 13.3 miles @7:41 average pace
Sat - anticipates a short recovery run
I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy running!

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