Weekly Running Update: April 13th, 2014

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Weekly Running Update: April 13th, 2014

I’m still ramping up to my full marathon training program. I did two short 6 mile run Wednesday and Thursday. I tried to run 18 miles Saturday but was feeling light headed so I stopped around 15 miles. I worked a bit too much on Uber and Lyft last week and still feeling the effects of it. The long run felt ok up until mile 14 when my head started to hurt, even after eating a bunch of gels. I ran it about a 10:30min/mile pace and occasionally slowed myself down. With my marathon in two weeks, I’m going to keep ramping up the distance and holding off on speed training until mid May after my two marathons.

Training program:

My short term plan is to run 2-3x a week, 6 miles and then a long run on the weekend. I’ll slowly ramp up to running 5x a week (in about 2-3 weeks) with a speed session as one of them and another as a race pace run. I’ll do the best I can to keep up with this schedule until June when I’ll start running 6x a week using Hal Higdon Advanced 1 program. I used it last summer to bring my PR down to sub 4. I am hoping to get 3:30 or 3:40 in the Oregon Marathon mid September.

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