This is the 4th week into my preparation for the coming frontRUNNER's Labor Day Coast to Coast Ultra-marathon 'ONLY THE STRONG' which will be happening on May 1, 2011. With this week, I think I have further strayed away from my training plan. I need to do something about this. Anyways, in training perspective, here is how this week was for me...
On Tuesday, I did a 10k Tempo run. Tuesdays were supposed to be rest days since Mondays were supposed to be my Intervals day. But this Monday the bed got the better of me, so I felt like I needed to do this workout on a Tuesday. On top of that, I was too lazy to do the Intervals workout planned for this week, so I substituted it with a Tempo - this Tempo run. I was scheduled for an 8k Tempo at my Short Tempo pace this week, but, to redeem myself, I thought I should push a little more, so I did a 10k Tempo run at my Short Tempo pace. After the workout, it actually felt great that I was hitting the road again because I was actually out for 4 days!
Then, another Tempo run! This was on Thursday which, by the way, is supposed to be another rest day. Now, this is what I meant when I said I was straying farther away from my training plan. Anyways, this time I did 14k at my Long Tempo pace. My body was really heavy during this run, though I'm pretty sure I didn't gain any weight. I'm not really sure if this was due to the fact that I was absent for a long time, or due to my body being overworked, or due to the fact that I am not following my plan. That, I will have to see.
Friday. Fridays, were supposed to be Long runs, but since I was running the SM2SM Run Half - Marathon race on Sunday, I decided to have that as my Long run for this week. Instead, I run with my Ungo family - the usual Ungo Night Run. I was pacing with my friends the entire time, except for when I did some short sprints on the hill along UP. Then I did some extra rounds around IT Park for a total of 8k.
On Sunday, I topped this week off with a race - the SM2SM Run Half - Marathon race. It was an awesome race. A very well - organized race. I wasn't able to hit my target, but it was okay, I think I still finished strong on that race.
So, total mileage? 53. Not bad for a week gone astray. Still, I think I need to do something about following my training plan. It's almost 10 weeks to the event and I am still nowhere near ready.
Now, on to week 5.