At the end of the 5th week post marathon, training is beginning to gain some focus. After a week off, and for no particular reason I've gone through a couple of different phases.
- 25-30 minute tempo runs: These felt great- short workouts, quick pace
- 400 meter repeats: Done on a straight road, I want to work on improving speed. Usually 8-10. I started with 90 and have worked down to 84-85.
-Long repeats: I just started in on these this week. 4 x 800 early in the week on the track (under 2:50 ave) then 4 x 1 mile today averaging 5:58.
-cross training: I am back on the bike and in the pool for some short (some intense) workouts.
All I need are some consistent weekend long runs and I will begin looking at races.
I post everything The Daily Mile, although sometimes I get mixed up because it's Friday here and I cannot post workouts immediately to Daily Mile because it's only Thursday in the states.