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Marine Corps Marathon training: Week 3 recap

Sunday, July 29, 2012

No major aches or pains. so another good week.

Monday was an easy, short run followed by 7+ miles of hills on Tuesday. I needed to leave early a.m. Thursday for an overnight business trip to metro Cleveland so I did my 6 mile tempo run Wednesday instead. Now I fully understand the rest day between hills and tempo. It was 85F when I went out. I did an easy warm up mile, then set my metronome on 180 BPM for the 4 miles, followed by an easy 1 mile cool down. Average for the 6 miles was 8:47AP, with my fastest miles at 8:15 and 8:16.

Took Thursday as my rest day and ran a very fatigued 3.75 miles Friday followed by a productive 11 mile long, slow run Saturday.

Weekly target miles = 30 miles. Actual miles = 31.65

Food was a mixed bag for the week. I tracked well early in the week but was not focused while away on business, although I did get to have Thai food with SPer JAN_FRANDSEN. I was back on track today.

On to week 4, with no business travel in the plan! Looking forward to my break between hills and tempo.

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