Berlin Marathon Training: Week 10

Oh hey. I’m the one training for my first marathon, remember? I used to do these weekly recaps. I plan to keep on posting them, so here is the recap for the week of July, 22nd. 

Week 10 of my marathon training was first week of “real marathon training”. Until then, I ran 3 times a week. Now, a typical week consists of four runs, with increasing mileage.

Week 1 (20. May-26. May 2013)
Week 2 (27. May-2. June 2013)
Week 3 (3. June- 9. June 2013)
Week 4 (10. June- 16. June 2013)
Week 5 (17. June- 23. June 2013)
Week 6 (24. June- 30. June 2013)
Week 7 (1. June- 7. June 2013)
Week 8 (8. June- 14. June 2013)
Week 9 (15. June- 21. June 2013)

Week 10 (22. June- 28. June 2013):

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Monday:  8 km in 52:20 @ 6:32 min/km
(Planned: 60 minutes easy)

Wednesday: 6.51 km in 40:01 @ 6:09 min/km. Intervals: 4 min @ 4:51 min/km, 3 min @ 4:46 min/km, 4 min @ 4:57 min/km
(Planned: 45 minutes with 4×4 min tempo)
This tempo run was my first one in the morning, and I must say that me and tempo runs don’t like each other at 6 am.

Thursday: 3.86 km in 37:56 @ 9:50 min/km run/walk with my mother

Friday: 7 km in 45:33 min @ 6:30 min/km & running ABC
(Planned: 45 min easy & running ABC)

Saturday:  15.2 km in 1:45:36 @ 6:55 min/km – the run was had due to the warm weather. Probably the slowest pace I have ever ran.
(Planned: 105 min long run)

Sunday: 90 minutes Swim

40,57 km or 4 hours, 41 minutes of running.
90 minutes of swimming
or 6 hours, 11 minutes of training.

Ups of the week:

  • On Monday, I woke up early to beat the heat and ran in the morning! I never thought I could be a morning runner, but I liked it so much, I have been doing it for the past 2,5 weeks. It’s nice to get the run in before the day even starts. I also got all my runs in and did strength training, which is great, too.

Downs of the week:

  • The weather was beautiful for relaxing in the garden, but running? Too freaking hot! I ran slower than usual, which is kind of depressing.

To sum up my feelings: There is one word to describe my feeling this week: happy!

9 weeks until Berlin…

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