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August 17, 2011

Richmond Marathon Training: Week 5 Review

Planned: 63 miles
Actual: 63 miles
Monday
Rest
Rest

Tuesday
9 miles w/ 5 @ 1/2 pace
9 miles, 1:09; 7:40 average, tempo miles at 7:03, 6:55, 6:48, 6:52, and 7:04. Not a very evenly paced effort but it was decent.

Wednesday
14 miles
14.16 miles, 1:55, 8:07 average pace
Trails at Hyland with R.E.D. Ran the trail loop faster than we'd ever done and my legs were trashed. Did two laps around Normandale to round out my mileage for the day.

Thursday
5 mile recovery
5 miles, 38:35, 7:43 average pace
Easy AM run around Calhoun.

Friday
12 miles
12 miles, 1:33, 7:44 average pace
Ran Greenway to Lakes to Parkway. Out and back. Took hills on the route when I had the option. Tired.

Saturday
5 mile recovery
5.17, 47:20; 9:10 average pace
Ran with my brother. Easy, conversational run.

Sunday
18 miles w/ 10 miles @ Goal Pace
18 miles, 2:23; 7:58 average pace
Goal Pace Fail. I knew right away this was going to be a bad run. I could barely hold a sub-8. I briefly ran some miles in the 7:30-7:40 range but backed off. Just not my day and didn't want to push it.


In case you missed it:

Richmond Marathon Training Week 4
Richmond Marathon Training Week 3
Richmond Marathon Training Week 2
Richmond Marathon Training Week 1

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