Marathon Training: Week Sixteen

This week was all about keeping things going here in Panama City after that vicious 17-miler on Saturday.  I literally thought I had injured something in my knees and was concerned for a couple days about my ability to stay on schedule.  But since I haven’t been able to train with my group and coach, it’s been good to have my mom around during the training, since she ran a few marathons herself back in the day and can empathize with all the various training issues.  (Of course, she thinks it’s a little crazy to attempt a marathon without a consistent running foundation of at least 2 or 3 years, and I have to agree.)  Here we go:

Sun – 1-15-12: 30-minute casual walk (Panama City).  Still feeling pretty sore from last Saturday’s 17-miler.  Hard to imagine being ready to go again on Tuesday.

Mon – 1-16-12: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.)  Getting back into the more frequency/less volume thing this week.

Tue – 1-17-12: 6-mile run at a 10:07 pace.  Turned out to be not so bad today.  I recovered reasonably fast from last Saturday.

Wed – 1-18-12: Workout #1: 7-mile run at a similar pace as yesterday (10:09).  Workouts #2: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.)

Thu – 1-19-12: Day off

Fri – 1-20-12:  Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.)

Sat – 1-21-12: 14 miles, tougher than I thought they would be.  Had a nice route planned out that took me over the bay bridge and back, here in Panama City.  But again, this fatigue in my knees – especially my left – really hindered my pace.  I even made it a point to walk for short stretches here and there as I drank some water (hence my slow-ass 11:13 pace).  I didn’t care, though.  I just wanted to log the miles today and not wind up walking up stairs like a broken-down old man like last weekend.  To that end, I did okay!  This was way easier than last Saturday…

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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 Sixteen

  1. trinity and elsie says:

    bobby,
    thanks for taking the time to talk to us. it was a blessing, our little one is home and she is doing good. we wish ur dad peace, love and healing. talk to u soon and of course come visit us sometime.
    trinity and elsie
    midland, tx

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