Monday, September 8th: Rest Day
Tuesday, September 9th: 3 miles running
Wednesday, September 10th: 5 miles running (Marathon Pace)
Thursday, September 11th: 3 miles running
Friday, September 12th: Rest Day
Saturday, September 13th: 8 miles running
Sunday, September 14th: 60 minutes cross-training (Workout DVD, Running, Walking)
The first official week of my Disney Marathon training went perfectly according to plan! I was very happy that I stuck to my schedule and was able to do really well time-wise on all of my runs. My long run on Saturday I had a 8:57 pace for 8 miles, even though before hand I thought I was going to take it easy! It was just SO nice out – around 50 degrees and sunny, that I felt like I could run forever. I wish it was that weather for my runs year round.
I also realized that my next half marathon (Rock n Roll St. Louis) is almost a month away. This is the last half marathon I have for the year, so I am really hoping to achieve my goal of running it in under 2 hours! I have come so close in my other 2 halfs I had earlier in the year, that I really feel I could reach this goal at the Rock n Roll race. I will keep working hard on speed work during my runs and hopefully this will happen!!
I hope everyone has a great week and that you are all enjoying this beautiful running weather where you are at!