This week was 52 miles of running, ~1500 yards of swimming and 27 "miles" of pool-running -- training log is here.
This is supposedly week 2 of training for the Chicago Marathon, though I'm not sure I'm doing it (I'll decide in another week or two).
In my marathon cycles, I do 3-4 sets of a 2 week mini-cycle, alternating between the A week schedule and the B week schedule, before tapering. In past cycles, on the A weeks I've done intervals on Tuesday, a tempo workout on Friday and then a progressive long run on Sunday (on the B week I do a Wednesday workout and then a marathon pace workout on Saturday).
However, this time I'm mixing it up this cycle to try something different - instead of the tempo and progressive long run with 48 hours separation, I'm doing a longer track/hills workout on Friday morning and then an easy long run the next morning (with some strides in the second hour to keep it interesting). Followed by a recovery day.
I don't think this is any harder than my previous schedule - in fact it feels a bit easier (you don't realize how hard progression runs are on the body until you don't do them). But it's a different stress, and I think that one needs to switch up training from time to time in order to continue to respond. So now my training two week cycle looks like this:
Week A: M: pool-running; T: intervals; W: easy miles; Th: pool-running; Fr: tempo or hill/tempo intervals; Sa: 18-20 miles easy with strides in middle; Su: pool-running.
Week B: M: A short run with 4-8 200s plus pool-running; T: easy miles; W: Stamina workout; Th: pool-running; F: easy miles; Sa: 16-17 miles including marathon pace work; Su: pool-running and/or easy miles.
We will see how it works. And if I go through with the full cycle.
Monday: 9 "miles" of pool-running and upper body weights/core. Foam rolling at night.