My legs are tired :( wrote:
I'm 6 weeks out from the marathon I'm training for and I'm following Jack Daniels 2Q plan peaking at 70 miles per week. This week is insane.
First off, I've been dropping a few 70 mile weeks with intense workouts, and this week is my 4th and final 70 mile week. I'm already beat up getting to this week.
Yesterday I ran 17 miles with 12 at marathon pace (6:51 miles). I did pretty good, hit my times, but I am completely wiped today. Jogged out 8 miles at 9:02 pace.
The workout for Wednesday is 17 miles with 4x2T with 2 min jogs then 2x1T with 1min jogs.
WTF JACK!? That's 10 miles at threshold pace (6:20). My legs are dying, they feel brittle from all these work outs.
Am I crazy? His workouts have seen pretty tough through the whole plan, but this week is just stupid. Looks like it eases off after this, but i'm seriously worried about injuring myself.
Anyone follow this plan? Is this normal?
You're not supposed to pick a time and then do the plan. A half from a year ago is not indicative of current fitness. I've seen this time and time again....
"I want to run a 2:55 marathon." *picks plan and then fails*