CIM Training Week 2 (of 12)

Monday: Rest.

Tuesday: Leg speed (aka strides) – 10 x 25 sec on/1 min off. Nice little workout to get the legs to turnover more efficiently. 5.9 miles @ 10:10/mile


I got to work and found a box of donuts on my desk. Best Tuesday ever!

Wednesday: 60 minutes easy. I just couldn’t get my act together, so I only managed 46 minutes of running. Wednesdays are technically my extra/optional running day for the training cycle, so I don’t feel that bad about cutting it short (just a tiny bit guilty). 4.5 miles @ 10:21/mile

Thursday: Short intervals 5 x 2 min on/1 min off. This was tougher than I expected. I was hoping to run around 8:00/mile for the “on” segments. What I ended up with: 8:26, 8:00, 8:15, 8:08, 7:46. Apparently, I was concentrating so hard that I didn’t realize I had finished 5 intervals, so I did an extra one by accident. Oops. 5.5 miles @ 9:40/mile

Friday: Rest. Glorious!

Saturday: Long slow distance 16 miles. Again, I switched my weekend runs around so that I could have company. This time, I convinced Layla and Kristen to meet me at the San Leandro Marina. Even though I’ve run here so many times, it’s nice to see it through a different pair (or pairs) of eyes. We ran 12 miles together before Kristen decided that her knee was in too much pain, and she needed to stretch and walk. Since I was short on time and still needed to cover 4 more miles, and because Layla kindly agreed to stay with Kristen, I went ahead and finished the run solo. I inadvertently did a semi-fast finish long run, with the last 4 miles all around 9:40/mile. Like last week, I felt pretty strong at the end, especially considering that I didn’t take any fuel during the run (water only). Another nice confidence booster! The one downside? Chafing. Ouch. 16 miles @ 10:06


Thanks Layla for the beautiful photos!

Sunday: 60 minutes easy. Slow, hot recovery miles around my neighborhood. I kept my heart rate below 140 (100% aerobic). 5.4 miles @ 11:11

Total mileage: 37.3 miles
How I’m feeling: It’s only week 2, but I’m already hungry all of the time and tired too, despite trying to make sure I fuel and sleep well.
Looking ahead to next week: I’ve got a long weekday run on Tuesday morning and the first true workout of the cycle – cruise intervals (6 x 1000 m) – on Thursday morning. Then, I’m topping it all off with an 18-miler on Sunday. I’m already planning my long run around what to eat afterwards. 😉 #willrunforbagels


Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

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6 comments on “CIM Training Week 2 (of 12)
  1. dlubi says:

    Keep up the great work!!!

    I do a similar power workout with 2 minute intervals (but longer rest – relative to where I am in my training cycle). Really challenging to hold a consistent fast pace throughout the workout, but it will help build consistent speed for race day- stick with it!

    Definitely focus on fueling and hydrating before, during, & after each workout so you can race strong toward that finish line!

    Cheering for you!!

  2. Grace says:

    An entire box of donuts on your desk? What miracle is this?!
    Are you using a training plan, or making it up as you go along? 🙂

    • Jen says:

      Heh, I’m following a plan from Greg McMillan’s You (Only Faster). Though I do sort of make it up as I go along… i.e., change the workout as needed.

  3. Angela says:

    I feel my training program is sorely lacking in donuts.

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