MCM Training Week Six

11 Aug

Marine Corps Marathon Training

Week 6- July 28- Aug 3

Wow- I can’t believe how fast training is passing by! October seems so far away, but soooo soooo soooo close at the same time. This past week seemed like the first “real” week of training since we dropped down to ONE rest day. ONE REST DAY- life will never be the same again! 😉

Sunday: I’m just going to rename Sunday- LAZY DAY. The weather was very mild so we put off running until mid morning- major mistake. We completed 6 miles 1 hr and 16 minutes on empty stomachs as the sun melted the fog away.  This run was a major eye opener that I must pay attention to how I fuel for runs, even short runs.

Monday: Monday is no longer a rest day. We took it easy this week and headed out for a bike ride instead of running the planned 4 miles. After a little googling we decided to use the 4:1 ratio to keep up with the training schedule and covered 16 miles at the battle field in1 hr 6 mins.


Tuesday: Tuesday was our first time at the track for 12×400  with a 400 recovery. The track makes me feel like a fish out of water. I know which way to run and that’s about it. I really know more, but it just feels so foreign to me. I pushed through the 400’s and recovered with a 400 walk. I’m guessing the 400 recovery should be a jog? I wasn’t a fan of the track, but I did love our post track dinner- Sweet Potatoe Jerk Shrimp from Runner’s World. It might get it’s own post someday!


Runner’s World Jerk Shrimp

Wednesday: OFF DAY!!!!!!!!

Thursday: Question of the day: Brave the possible downpour or head to the gym?  After debating where to run we headed to the gym to avoid getting soaked. I love running in the rain, but Thursday’s rain insane! We made the right decision and logged 5 miles on the treadmill in 54: 10! I’m not a fan of the treadmill. It’s like a game to me, so I run way too fast and end up walking more than I would like. Guess I did get a little speed work….


Friday: Four mile Friday started off early with four laps around my neighborhood followed by a light house tour. I took it easy and run/walk four miles in 49:18.  Since we had the day off I went with a coworker to check out the Cape Henry Light House on Ft. Story! Something neat to see if you are ever in the VA Beach area!


Saturday:  Ok- things are starting to get real- no more 3, 4, or 5 mile runs on a Saturday! We joined our local running group for a 3 mile run and added 5 to complete the planned 8 miles in 1:36. The boy and I had a great run. We are actually figuring out how to get our miles in “together”- run the trails in opposite directions! This allows us to run at our own pace and kind of keep up with each other since we will pass at some point on the path!


One Response to “MCM Training Week Six”

  1. Michele August 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Wow, you’re moving right along! MCM will be here before you know it!!!

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