Week 6 of training for the Glass City Marathon is done. 10 more weeks to go! This week brought almost 43 miles of running, and added an extra day of training. We are running 6 days a week now on our training plan. I increased my shoe collection by 2 pairs (kind of), sub coached, ran with friends and made new friends. And I also spent a lot of time working (darn employment!). It was a good week. I’ve also been taking a lot of short walks with my husband. Our monthly challenge is “Run the Date”, meaning a run or walk with a duration matching (or exceeding) the date. So 7 mins on Feb 7th, etc. It’s a nice time to catch up with him and get outside every day!

Mon – 5 easy miles, treadmill.  I was working my way through the past season of Big Brother on my DVR when I found out Celebrity Big Brother was on!  Big Brother is an OK show, but I really enjoy the Celebrity version!  It made the miles fly by. Before work I dropped my husband off for a run with our friend who was celebrating his birthday by running his age… 48 miles this year! My husband joined for 14 miles.

Tues – 5 miles, track (on treadmill) workout!  4 x 1200’s.  This one went well!  I received a special package from Brooks today…. new test shoes!  I can’t show them to you, but they are Hyperion Tempos.  I’ve never worn this model but I’m really looking forward to putting some miles on them.

Weds – 4 miles.  This is the first week we are running on Weds on the training plan.  6 days of running!  Yikes.  It was nice to get outside because it was 38 degrees and I got to try out my new test shoes.  I liked them!

Thurs – 13.1 miles, a double day!  This wasn’t originally going to be a double, but I had my pace run planning in the morning.  It was 8 miles with miles 3-7 at race pace.  It went well!  The funny part was that I couldn’t find my headband before I went out to run.  I searched all over the house knowing I put it somewhere. I gave up and grabbed another one.  And look here, when I took off my jacket the headband was found around my neck.  LOL!

Lunch time was a trip to the gym with my husband.  

At night I decided to help out at indoor track night and sub coach for the 10:30 to 11:15 target race pace group.  It worked out perfect because I felt like I could run the 10:00 min mile interval pace all night long.  Even better, the group was very appreciative to have me pace them! 5 miles done.

Fri – (a well deserved) Rest day!!  I did a workout just to get my body moving and get stretched out a bit.  

I’ve been having a good “shoe week”.  I had the luck of winning the monthly drawing for a survey I filled out.  It was a survey on the end of a receipt about store customer service for our trip to the Vans store.  I got a free pair of custom Vans!!  Even though I do like Vans shoes, I knew my daughter would just love them, so I gave the code to her.  She had fun creating a pair.  It was a full circle kind of moment because back when I was 14 or 15 years old I ordered a pair of custom Vans too!  Except back then we looked at a catalog and mailed the request in with a check.  Technology has really changed in 37 years ha!

Sat – 15 miles, long run!  I had 14 miles on my plan, but a friend who will be running her first full at Glass City was looking for someone to join her.  It was a good run with a consistent pace.  We had a few spots of ice we had to dance across, but nothing bad!  I celebrated a good run with a Starbucks of course 😉

Sun – My husband, son and I are going to be course marshals at a local 5K.  The race is in Luckey OH, and it’s named the “Get Luckey” race.  The ladies get to start 3 mins before the guys… so the guys are chasing the girls.  Fun idea, right?  

Need some more inspiration? I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Check out all of the fun blogs there!

Q: Have you ever worn Vans?

Q: Do you fill out surveys on receipts?

You should!

21 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts – GCM training week 6”
  1. Wow to the shoe love this week! I actually don’t own any Vans. So sweet of you to give them to your daughter. And I never fill out receipt surveys — maybe I should. 🙂

    I love the Walk the Date idea (because my husband doesn’t run). OTOH, on the days that we can get out there to walk Bandit, we’re usually walking that long anyway. Just not very fast (doggie).

    I still love the idea though! I’ll have to think on that.

    I’ve been curious about the Hyperion. Good to know you like them!

    1. I’m not sure if the Hyperion Tempo is a shoe for long runs, but I did wear them for my long run, indoor track and regular run. I didn’t think I would like them. Didn’t seem like much cushion when you look at them. But they surprised me with some spring! There might be a better shoe for long runs (over 14 miles) though. More testing to be done!
      My daughter was super excited to get the Vans. It was tough to pick between my kids but it’s more of her thing really.

  2. The Get Luckey race sounds a lot like the Leprechaun Chase I’ve done for many years. Such a fun concept! That’s intersting what you said about running a 10-minute pace forever. I’m the same way, but on the treadmill it feels so much harder than on the road. It makes no sense because the treadmill kind of “pulls” you along, so one would think that ought to make it easier. Yes, another reason that I don’t like the ‘mill, LOL.

    1. It was cute because one of the runners asked me “You’re going to run a 10:00 pace??” in an incredulous tone. I said “I hope to”, thinking to myself that I hope to stay at the right pace. The other coach said “Lisa can absolutely run a 10:00 pace no problem.” 😂 It was fun to run with them.

  3. What a great week of running! That iced Starbucks drink in all that icy weather is making me cold though, ha ha.
    You’ve convinced me to start participating in store surveys! i usually just ignore them. You did have a good shoe week- i so wish I could wear Brooks- they’re just too narrow for my fat feet.
    That race sounds fun! I hope you enjoy being there- sounds like being a course marshal would be colder than running the race. But you’re obviously a hardy soul who doesn’t mind the cold.

  4. I have a pair of the Hyperions, an older model, and they are a great speed workout shoe. Lots of great runs this week, way to go! Spring seems to be arriving there!

    1. I wasn’t sure if the Tempos were built for long distance runs. I’m not sure they had quite the support I wanted for that, but they were good for the shorter runs. I like them!

  5. Glad it was warm enough for you to wear your Rainiers!
    I don’t fill out the surveys much but I do the ones through ReceiptHog. Always a treat. Enjoy your mystery shoes. Hope they and six days running feel good

    1. The Rainier tights really do have an amazing fit. Maybe they’ll come out with a thicker fleece lined pair next year! I haven’t tried ReceiptHog yet. I’ll have to check that out. I do get quite a bit of cash back from Rakuten and Honey. Free money!!

  6. Congrats on the win. I should fill out some surveys.

    I have 2 pairs of rainier… one warrmer than the other but neither warm enough for our temps lately. They sure are comfy.

    Kudos on another strong week of marathon training.

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