Marathon Training: Week Twelve

Yet another departure from the norm this week, as I headed out of town for the holiday break.  Spent a few days in Dallas with friends, then met up with family in St. Louis at my sister’s place.  Again, this Garmin watch is really something when it comes to being able to track pace, distance and time, anywhere you happen to be running.  Also, found http://www.mapmyrun.com to be an excellent tool for mapping out routes in new places.  Got all of my workouts in this week, but I’m noticing that these longer, double-digit runs are no joke, people!

Sun – 12-18-11: 30-minute late-night power walk

Mon – 12-19-11: Weights at the gym (Free form)

Tue – 12-20-11: Early morning 5-mile run around the usual route… had to miss training group workout today, due to travel.

Wed – 12-21-11:  Workout #1 – A nice 6-mile run around this Dallas suburb today.  A few light hills.  Pretty smooth.  Workout #2 – Weights at my friend’s home gym (Free form)

Thu – 12-22-11: Rest day

Fri – 12-23-11:  Weights at my friend’s home gym (Free form)

Sat – 12-24-11:  14.3 miles in St. Louis.  Clear and cold, low to mid-30’s.  This was a bitch.  I’ve notice that on these double-digit runs, I’m really feeling it in my knees and feet toward the end of the run.  No sharp pains, and nothing that would stop me from finishing.  Just good ol’ fashion fatigue.  I suppose this is normal, but I could NOT have gone much further today.  I feel like I’m at the edge of my capability right now.  Can I do 26.2 miles in 85 days?  Don’t know, folks, don’t know…

BR

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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One Response to Marathon Training: Week Twelve

  1. Trevor says:

    Bobby,

    You may have answered this previously, but have you set yourself a time within which to complete the marathon? Or are you just aiming for the best possible time, whatever that may be? Or thirdly, are you just planning to finish, no matter what the time?

    While running more slowly obviously means a longer marathon time-wise, would it alleviate some of the leg pain?

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