by Tim Ritchie
The Level Legion: A Quick Look into Training
Last we left the Level Legion: Boston Edition, they were telling you a bit about why they are racing the Boston Marathon. Now, let’s take a look at how they are doing so far. We are 8 weeks away from the big day and everyone is well underway with their training. Each of our runners has a unique approach to training and our hope is that you can find some comfort and encouragement in their responses. We have here a quick check in on our runners’ general outlook on their training to date and a sample of what their weeks have been so far. Enjoy and keep up the good work, runners!
I think my training has been going well. My mileage is not quite as high as I would like but at the same time I don’t know how necessary that is for me right now. The month of March is where my highest mileage needs to be along with some key races, (Black Cat 20-miler in the beginning of March and New Bedford 1/2 two weeks after that.)
Here is a week of training Aly did from 2/9-15:
Easy ~ 7:20-7:30 pace
Slight up tempo ~ 6:45-7:00 pace
Tempo ~6:00 pace
2/9: 3 mile warm up; 15K race (Great Stew Chase, Lynn) Half marathon pace, 57:48; 2 mile cool down
2/10: 6.5 miles easy
2/11: Morning- 3.25 miles easy; Afternoon - 3 miles warm up, 5K @ 6:05 pace, 2xMile @ ~5:55-6:00 pace, 2 miles cool down
2/12: 7 miles easy
2/13: 10 miles slight up tempo
2/14: 7.35 miles …treadmill (snow storm…)
Doesn’t have the level of detail that Brian Harvey had, but then again, who else does provide that? Not many. Solid week of training by Aly, including that marathon pace effort at the Stew Chase!