Most runners work for speed, they love getting their times down and pace up. Of course, I like getting a PR and the fact that running faster means you finish sooner, but I just have never been that motivated by speed/time. I’m way more motivated by distance. I put hours and hours into getting my mileage up, but I’ve completed neglected my speed work. Now that I’m coming back into this marathon training cycle, this needs to change if I want to be sub 5 hours. YEA, THAT’S HOW SLOW. And it’s ok that I’ve slowed down, I was injured last fall, then traveled over all of winter break, took some breaks during the spring semester, and traveled for a month in May. So I am just coming back into training again. But it is time to take my speed more seriously, so here’s my plan!
Sundays- off or light 2 miles
Mondays- 4 miles
Tuesday- Speed- track workouts: starting with 8 laps aiming for 1:80 splits
*(I’m starting with 1:80 based on last summer I was in much better shape and started speed at 1:50 splits, I don’t want to go too hard this early in training so I will try this week and reevaluate where I am for next week)
Thursday- 5 miles
Saturday- 10 miles
Let’s see how it goes!!