Flying Pig Training – Week 3

The word for the week was cold! I hope this past week was our one week of real winter weather but in Middle Tennessee, you never know.

I did manage to make it to the pool twice and keep up with the plan of three days of stretching and core.

I finally put my money down for the race. With the price set to go up the end of the month, it was just a matter of time.  So, now I’m committed!

Monday was the speed day. Ran 8 miles with 4 at half marathon pace (8:01, 8:04, 7:56, 7:53).

Tuesday, I swam at lunch and then ran 4 miles after work.

Wednesday’s plan called for 10 miles.

Thursday, was another trip to the Y at lunch.

Friday, I ran 4 miles in 22 degrees.

The overnight low Friday night was in the low teens.  So I waited until the sun came up before heading out Saturday morning around 7. Later than I normally like.  Once I got warmed up, didn’t really mind the cold.

Here is a link to the splits.

Training for the week
Sun: Rest
Mon: 8 miles w/4 @ tempo – 1:06:45, 8:20 pace
Tues: 4 miles – 35:22, 8:49 pace/Swim
Wed: 10 miles – 1:26:00, 8:35 pace
Thur: Rest/Swim
Fri: 4 miles – 34:37, 8:38 pace
Sat: 15 miles – 2:03:00, 8:47 pace

Total for the week: 40 miles


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3 Responses to “Flying Pig Training – Week 3”

  1. Joe Says:

    Solid week, David. Let’s hope the cold is truly behind us!!!

  2. Bob Allen Says:

    How cold was Nashville Saturday morning? Richmond was 5° when I headed out at 7:00 — 8° when I finished about 8:30. I was covered in frost and ice pretty quickly (picture on the blog and Facebook).

  3. Michele Says:

    It has been so COLD!! But you still had a great week. What’s up with that pace on you long run???? How in the world am i suppose to keep up with you at the Pig??
    I commited to Vegas today too. Going for the BQ there. Wanna come run with me?

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