am run 2 miles easy in my Newtons
pm run 9.96 miles easy in Brooks
am run 10.07 miles easy in Brooks
pm run 4.04 miles easy in Newtons
2 miles warm up, 6x1600's. Splits 6:22, 6:21, 6:28, 6:32, 6:29, 6:30. I had peanut butter on toast for breakfast, which I never have before a workout, found out for me this is not a quick digesting meal or ideal pre speed work fuel. It is slightly embarrassing when you have to loose your breakfast in front of a crowd of people and then continue on as if nothing happened.
11.18 miles easy
12.25 miles super easy. Ran without a watch this day and did my first 4 in the Newtons, then changed into my Brooks to finish up
15.95 miles progressive
I waited until Sunday for this run because I wanted to have a solid run on a practically empty path, today being the Rock n Roll Chicago half I knew this would be perfect timing for this. Took the first 5 really easy before I slowly picked up the pace to get in quite a few MP miles. I felt relaxed and comfortable at my marathon goal pace with a quick turnover and strong legs. I feel like I'm right on track to my sub 3:10 goal, just need to continue to keep in mind that resistance training IS IMPORTANT and to make this a priority.
I only ran 10 miles this week in my Newton's. This will be a slow adjustment process for me because these shoes have my foot striking differently, and I DO NOT want an injury. So for right now I am breaking some of my runs up into segments where I make a shoe exchange mid way through the run. By the end of this next week hopefully I will be able to run 6 easy and comfortable miles in these shoes.
8 weeks from today is the Chicago marathon 2011 and overall I feel like I am making decent progress.