Marathon Training: Week Twenty-Two

Okay… so it’s all downhill from here.  With Saturday’s 22-miler being the apex of our training, we now begin to gradually taper down our volume and intensity in prep for the actual marathon.  This will give our body a chance to heal up and be as fresh as possible on race day.  Still, we did some decent mileage this week…

Sun – 2-26-12: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 12-rep feature.)

Mon – 2-27-12: About 30 minutes on the treadmill, fast walk and jog mix.

Tue – 2-28-12: Workout #1:  7 miles with the running group.  Comfortable 10:09 pace, which included a hill.  Felt some tightness in my IT band (muscle that extends from the outside of the knee up to the hip) a day or two ago, out of nowhere.  No big… just nursed it a bit with a foam roller during a quick break in the run, and then again after.  It’s always something, it seems!  Workout #2:  Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 12-rep feature.)

Wed – 2-29-12: Day off.  Scheduling-wise and recovery-wise, it worked out that I do my normal Wednesday run early on Thursday.  Again, this IT band thing is no big, but I do feel the tightness at times, so I want to keep an eye on it.

Thu – 3-1-12:  Another 6:00 AM excursion around the hood; 7.3 miles with a 9:54 pace.  No real issues, beyond feeling a little tightness with the IT band, which has been going on all week.

Fri – 3-2-12: Weights at the gym (#1 HST-style routine – 12-rep feature.)  I usually like to have a day off before a long run on Saturday, but I went ahead and knocked this one out today instead of doubling up on Thursday.

Sat – 3-3-12: 15.4 miles with the group at a 10:06 pace.  All is a groove, people.  No issues with anything, and the run felt comfortable.

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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 Twenty-Two

  1. Trevor says:

    Best of luck for the big one Bobby!

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