Week in Training (January 16-22)

*Disclaimer: my workouts are designed specially for me by my coach, Jake Gillette. I will be giving you some general ideas of what I did over the last week, but not all the specifics since they are designed to meet the level I am at, for what my goals are, and it is also my coaches business.  

Sporting my Retro USA Flag Buff® on Inauguration Day during my runch. 
This winter, I am focusing on some big races, and it all kicks off this Saturday when I will be running in the F3 Half Marathon along Lake Michigan in Chicago. While you might think that a half marathon in Chicago is nuts, the temps haven’t been too bad so I am hopeful the temps will be no lower than 20 on race day (join me at the F3 Half Marathon, use promo code BIBRAVE17 to save $6, or BIBRAVE175k to save $5 off the 5k). Right now, the forecast is looking great for a January half marathon in Chicago. 

Other races I will be running this spring are the Back on My Feet Mardi Gras Chaser 10k (use code “RAVE” to save $5 on registration) Glass City Half Marathon (register using code “brpsavings” to save $5) in Toledo, OH, The Hall of Fame Marathon in Canton, OH, and the Vermont City Marathon (use code “BibRaveDSCT” to save $5 on registration.)
This weeks running

  • Monday: 8 miles easy
  • Tuesday: 7.53 miles. 1 mile warm up,timed intervals, 1 mile cool down.
  • Wednesday: 8 miles easy
  • Thursday: 10 miles with “hills”
  • Friday: 6 easy
  • Saturday: 8 miles.  1 mile warm up, 6 miles at marathon pace, 1 mile cool down 
  • Sunday: off

Total for the week: 47 miles

Total for the month: 152.63

Total for the 2017: 152.63

Thursday’s run called for hills. Around where I live, there are no hills.  I had to run about a mile and a half before I found a hill and I just did repeated loops to get some hills in.  I was only able to get about 105 ft of elevation in on this run.

Saturday’s run was great for a couple of reasons.  1. I kept my pace right in the range I wanted to for marathon pace.  2.  It wasn’t easy, and I was just keeping my mind on the mile I was on. So many times in races you just struggle and need to focus on the mile you are on.  Aim for the pace you are wanting on the mile you are running and then do it again on the next mile.  Don’t let the distance to go intimidate you.  


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