Week 3/21-3/27


a.m.- lunge matrix, 8 miles recovery- 7:55 pace, cannonball cooldown

p.m.- Lap swimming 30 minutes


a.m.- Yoga for runners 25 min

p.m. – 10 miles 4 x 1 mile w/ 3:30 rest: 5:29, 5:32, 5:37, 5:40. Not happy with the positive splits, but happy that I pushed through the workout. It was tough!


a.m.– lunge matrix, 6 miles recovery 8:02 pace, cannon CD

p.m.– swim 30 minutes


a.m. lunges, 12 mile progression run first mile @ 7:30, last at 6:02 avg pace 6:36. Last mile was supposed to be a 5:45.

Need to push through those hard parts better. Got panicky and breathing was off. I have learned that Jet Blackberry GU is not my friend. Honey Stingers are where its at. For sure.

p.m.- Weights back/core, arms



a.m. 6 miles recovery 8:14 pace

p.m. 6 miles recovery 7:40 pace, yoga for runners 25 minutes


a.m.8 miles w/ 2 mile time trial- 11:23. Not too keen on having a slower second mile by 4 seconds, but  super happy that I could do that without a pacer and on a track in the middle of a big week. I feel ready for Carlsbad!


16 miles on canal at 6:57 avg pace

Swam laps 30 minutes following run.

Little Miles, John, DK, and Brett. DK just finished 20 miles with 16 @ 6:20 pace. He did it!!!

My bud and training partner Christina, I don't know how this got so blurry! oops!

Matty fininshed his last 18 miler before Boston feeling awesome! Yay!

72 miles for the week, feeling great. I feel like I am starting to get my mojo back. I have a lot I need to work on still, but I am feeling good!


  1. Thanks for sharing your training details Ariana, always great to see what an elite like you is doing. I like the lunge matrix (alternate it with myrtl routine for my warmups now), and need to start adding the cannonball cooldown. Also doing a lot of hip opening yoga to really work on hip flexibility and hopefully avoid future hamstring issues. Take care, and good luck!

  2. Thanks Greg! 🙂 Good luck with your training and wishes for a healthy hamstring! 🙂

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