Actual: Easy 4.5@8:50 ( believe me, 8:50 is not an easy pace, I went crazy)
Tuesday: 5×1000 with 2 min rest @ 10k pace 5:45 min/1000
Actual: 5×1000 @ 5:00 (first went crazy at 4:15, 4th died at 5:30)
Thursday: tempo run (hard) GHMP-10-15 sec (8:35-8:40) for 20 min
Actual: 1 mile warmup, tempo for 20 min @8:10, 1.5 miles cool down
Saturday: Race sim: 6 miles easy, 3 miles@ GHMP+20-30sec ( 9:10-9:20)
Actual: 9 miles; 6 easy, 3@ 8:45
Sunday: easy 30-45 min
Actual: 6 miles trail running
Thoughts on this Ryan Hall Training Plan- this is tough shit. First of all, I've always do my runs kinda half ass, kinda relax. This training plan is quite specific, and this past week had 3 hard workouts!!
I have a love hate relationship with the track. I love it because I know it will make me become faster. No, I don't think YASSO 800 can really predict my marathon time, I'm fairly confident I can run 3:45 800s for 10x, but not possible that I can run a 3:45 marathon, no freakn way. I still love this workout.
Must learn how to freakn use the garmin. Right now, I am pressing lap, but for some reason, I lost 2 laps data and I swore I actually ran 7 not 5. Oh well.
Running tempo pace requires alot of concentration, and in Ryan Halls Plan, he has two types of tempo run. Hard tempo and Med tempo. Hard tempo is GHMP minus 10-15 sec. You run from 20 minutes to 35 minutes towards the later half of the plan. Medium tempo is a bit more humane, GHMP (8:50) for 5 miles…sounds scary as hell.
This concluded my 2nd week of this plan, and keep in mind that I skipped the first week in order to not kill myself right off of the full marathon. I don't know how long this can last. I am basically running 3 hard runs a week, vs 2-3 times in ONE TRAINING CYCLE.
Do you follow any plans?