CIM Training: Week 4 of 12

Just a quick post to log last week’s marathon training. I’ll write a lengthier version detailing the lovely weekend spent in Healdsburg soon!

Monday: Rest.

Tuesday: Fartleks – 12 x (1 min on/1 min off). Another Tuesday run, another morning full of minor mishaps. Fartleks were fine though! 5.7 miles @ 10:10/mile

Wednesday: 60 minutes easy. I had the lovely Jess in town to run with me. So delightful! 5.5 miles @ 10:40/mile

Thursday: Tempo Intervals – 3 x 2000 m with 400 m jog recovery. I was *very* nervous about this workout. My plan had 4-5 repeats, but I cut it down to 3 since I’d be doing some faster than marathon pace miles on Sunday at the Healdsburg Half. Luckily, I had Jess’s company again, which helped a lot. My target pace was 8:12-8:30/mile, but I honestly would’ve been happy with anything faster than half marathon pace (8:55). I ended up nailing this workout, with average paces of: 8:20, 8:23, and 8:18. Woot!  6.5 miles @ 9:26/mile

Friday: Rest! And lots of Korean food for dinner.

And this was just the beginning…

Saturday: 60-75 minutes easy. Our plans to run in the Redwoods was thwarted by a big trail race, so we headed to the shoreline instead. 6.5 miles @ 10:35/mile

Sunday: Progression long run @ Healdsburg Half. The plan was to warm-up with an easy 3 miles pre-race, then run 3 miles at ~9:30, 5 miles at 9:15, 5 miles at 9:00/mile or faster. Like Thursday’s workout, I was a little nervous about this race/workout, but I ended up crushing it. More details to come! 16.1 miles @ 9:25/mile

Running is always more fun with friends!

Total mileage: 40.3 miles
How I’m feeling: Good! I know it’s early in the training cycle, but Healdsburg was a big confidence boost.
Looking ahead to next week: A big mileage week. I’ve got a long midweek run on Tuesday, my first (out of 2) sessions of Yasso 800’s on Thursday, and my first 20-miler of the training cycle.


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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5 comments on “CIM Training: Week 4 of 12
  1. Cathryn says:

    You’re rocking this – I was so impressed with you and Angela rolling out those miles at the weekend!!

  2. Angela says:

    Nice week!!
    I don’t know about you but I am starting to feel kind of over CIM training….Can it just get here already????? I’m ready now.
    (J/K, totally not ready now.)

    • Jen says:

      LOL. I know *exactly* how you feel. Except you must feel it more than me, because you started the serious training before I did. Only 6.5 weeks to go…

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