Monday, April 28, 2014

Weekly training update

This was my last full training week before the marathon, so my goal was again between 15-19 miles and I ended up hitting 22.34 miles with some extra soccer thrown in on Thursday night. 

Sunday - pick-up soccer, 5.15 miles. 

Monday - off

Tuesday - 7 v 7 soccer, 3.44 miles. Our games this season is split between turf and grass fields and this week was our first game on the grass field. The field is bigger than the turf field we normally use, so they moved the goal up to the 6 yard line to reduce the length of the field… but about half of the end line doesn't have any actual lines, so it's really just up to the discretion of the players / referee as to whether or not the ball went out. There was also a giant puddle in one of the corners which would completely stop the ball if it happened over that way (extra defender!). It was a tough-fought game and we ended up winning 1-0.

Wednesday - off

Thursday - 11 v 11 soccer, 6.95 miles. My team had the late game this week, so I headed to the other field to pick up some paperwork and one of the teams was only going to have 10 players, so they asked me to stay for the first half. I felt a little out of sorts trying to play with that team because we started with only 7 players on the field and had to add people as they arrived which meant trying to move people around into different positions while the game was going on. At halftime, I headed over to the other field to play with my team. My team ended up losing 4-1, but I think it was a good game and the other team had some really great shots.

Friday - off

Saturday - long run, 6.8 miles (11:18 pace).

How did your week go? Did you hit your goals?

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