Hanson's Marathon Method Week 7 Rundown

Another week of Marathon training is done and gone! I can't believe I'm almost halfway through training. This is typically where I always need a little 'restart' and 'reset'. I sometimes find myself getting sick (ahem, like this week) or tired. I just need to keep on chugging along!


Monday: 6 easy miles on the treadmill at 10:20 & 20 minutes of strength work


Tuesday: 9 miles on the track- Ladder; 1.5 warm-up; 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400 (400 Recovery between); 1.5 cool-down


Wednesday: 7 miles easy @ 10:11 min/mi & Jumpboard Reformer class

Thursday: 10 miles with 7 @ GMP (8:46); actual- 1.5 warm-up; 7 miles @ 8:41; 1.5 cool-down. This run felt SO great and I was super happy that it didn't feel nearly as much of a 'struggle' that I thought it would feel.


Friday: 8 miles easy @ 10:20. I slept in this morning and fit it in the afternoon. It was pretty hot, but a nice change to run during the day!


Saturday: 14 miles @ 9:29; actual- 14 miles @ 9:28 on the treadmill. I had to travel to Denver this weekend for some Figure Skating Coaching Exams & Seminar, so I did it on the treadmill in the afternoon and the gym was SO amazing that I didn't even mind that I was inside!


Sunday: Rest Day & Drive back from Denver

Sunshine Goods:

  • Hitting my marathon goal paced run
  • Felt strong during my jumpboard pilates class
  • Feeling super fit & strong
  • Hit my long-run and felt strong
  • Fit in 2 strength training sessions

Gloomy Goods:

  • Didn't hit all my tempo speed work paces
  • Sleep wasn't a priority
  • Legs feel pretty sore/tired each day