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Wow, it’s February!  Getting closer and closer to the big race day.  In fact, just 12 weeks to go!  I hope everyone’s training is going well, or if you’re running GCM half, I’m guessing your training is just starting.  Yippie!!!

You can find my other GCM Training Tuesday updates here.

My training is improving!!  Last week’s “cut back” week was full of some good runs and strength training.  I ran 37 miles last week.  Made new a new friend and busted out some strides.  Here’s what I have coming up this week:

  • Mon – 7 miles with 8 x 100m strides.  I make it easy on myself in the predawn state – just do the last two miles with .1 mile strides.  I kicked some butt on the strides yesterday morning with my top interval at 6:23 pace!  That’s smoking fast for me, FYI.  Just saying 😉
  • Tues – Rest!!  and easy gym day, more biking!
  • Weds – 11 miles (medium long run) + strength training
  • Thurs – 4 miles recovery
  • Fri – 18 mile long run!
  • Sat – Cross training, skiing!!
  • Sun –  Cross training, skiing!!
  • Total = 40 miles!

I am actually skipping a Sunday run of 10 miles on my training calendar, but I think I’ll do that next Monday and miss out on a 7 mile run instead.  That would have taken my mileage to 50 miles this week.  Whew!  Or maybe I won’t.  Who knows.  Depends on how beat my legs are from my weekend ski trip!

I have to admit that latest obsession is Heart Rate training.  I will blog about that more later this week, but since I’ve gotten my new Garmin 235, my HR has turned into a very interesting subject to me (Garmin data freak out!).

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A wealth of fitness information on my arm!

 

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Q: Do you training using HR, or ever paid much attention to HR?

Q: If you do use HR, do you wear a HR strap or have it built into your watch (or another wrist device)?

I’ve been using both a chest strap AND my watch on the treadmill to measure my HR lately.  I know.  Obsessed!

 

6 thoughts on “Training Tuesday – Glass City Marathon 12 weeks, 2-2-16”
  1. I’ve only done skiing once and one of my boots was the wrong size (communication issues in Japan!) so I don’t have a good idea of how sore it makes you? Seems like it would be a crazy leg workout!
    I have the heart rate monitor for my Garmin but I am scared to try and figure out how to use it!! It seems hard? Lol! I would like to use it though so I really should get on that haha
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    1. Skiing does make my thighs sore sometimes. It can be pretty intense! We will be getting home late Sunday night, so maybe a Monday morning run won’t happen.
      I used to have a hard time getting the HR strap to read my heart beat, but the watch has a built in sensor. I’m impressed it works so well!

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