CIM Weeks 5 and 6

Halfway there! I’ve had some serious ups and downs in motivation, but I’ve been getting my runs done (except for one 12-miler that turned into 7).  I shifted things around a little bit because I raced that half marathon two weeks ago, but now I’m right back on schedule and have my first 20 mile run this weekend.

Now that it’s getting dark so much earlier, and daycare closes at 5:30, I’m going to have to split more medium-long runs into double days.  I’m not totally thrilled about it, but hopefully just getting those miles in will still be beneficial.

Week 5: 

M – 2200 meter swim

T- 50 minute spin

W-  12 miles (8:05 min/mile) – Probably the last medium-long run I’ll be able to do while it’s still light

Th- REST

F- 8 with 4 @ Lactate Threshold (7:10 min/mile)

Sa- 5 easy

Su – 15 total (1 mile warm-up, half marathon in 1:38, 1 mile cool-down)

40 miles

Week 6:

M – 2300 m swim

Tu – 6 miles

W- AM: 5 miles with 5 x 1000 @  5K pace (avg. about 4:10); PM: 5 miles

Th- 7 miles in 1:02.  This was supposed to be 12, but I was EXHAUSTED

F- REST

Sa- 6 miles easy

Su- 16 miles (hard to get myself out the door, and hard to keep myself going, but I got it done)

45 miles

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3 comments to CIM Weeks 5 and 6

  • good luck with that 20 miler this weekend! I had my first 20 last weekend, and I’m glad the first one is behind me :)

  • I am itching for some long runs – but the daycare and darkness are definitely working against me.

  • Sal

    You sound like you are doing well with your training plan. I am just getting back into running after an injury and your blog is great motivation for me to keep on trying to maybe one day get back to those distances you are running.
    Thanks for the great blog!

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