Friday, October 31, 2008

Catching Up: Houston Marathon Training Week 6

I've had a busy week with the power plant's Unit 2 finishing its refueling outage.

73¼ miles for the week (October 20th through the 26th)

M AM – 5¾ miles recovery run, average pace 8:43 mpm, 66°F at 4AM [Dow/BS]
M PM – missed
Tu – 11 miles, average pace 7:02 mpm, a pretty good run to squeeze in before work, 67°F at 4AM [Dow/Ol/Dow/BS]
W AM - 6¼ miles general aerobic, average pace 7:16 mpm, 72°F at 4AM [Dow/BS/Ol]
W PM – 8 miles on the track, average pace 6:57 mpm, 77°F at 7PM [B’Wood track]
Th – 7¼ miles recovery run, average pace 8:25 mpm, puddles from earlier rain 59°F and a strong N wind at 4AM [Dow/2xBS/Ol]
F - 10½ miles general aerobic, average pace 7:32 mpm, 53°F from 4AM felt wonderful, kept this run easy for Sunday's Half Marathon [Dow/Ol/Dow/Ol]
Sa – 7 miles recovery run, average pace 8:39 mpm, very nice 79°F in the bright sunshine at 11AM [SeaC/SSTrail/SeaC]
Su – 17½ miles, with a half marathon at average pace 6:21 mpm, 54°F to 62°F at Hobby Airport starting at 7AM, Koala/Lukes Houston Half Marathon[Allen Parkway]

This was a planned cutback week and the slightly reduced mileage fit well with Sunday's race. The power plant is finishing a refueling outage so I spent the weekend waiting to be called in to work and wondering whether I'd be able to run the half marathon. The schedule ended up slipping quite a bit and running into this week and this weekend. At least the 25K race should be safe.

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