Welcome to this weeks version of...
So you want to run a marathon: Wineglass Edition
Week 1 of 11 is done training... sheesh.
Before Y'all go "lady, shouldn't you train for more than 11 weeks?" on me-- I had a pretty good base before this from training for my first 70.3. But yes, only 11 actual weeks of training for this specific race.
I was pretty open about my goals for this race, and I plan to be pretty open about my training. Some runs are going to suck and some I am going to be bouncing off the walls for days from the runner's high. C'est La Vie.
Quick Rundown (pun intended)
Monday: 10 minutes ab-work
Tuesday: 8.11 mile run, 45 minutes Elliptical
Wednesday: 5.11 mile run
Thursday: 8.11 mile Tempo run, 45 minutes Elliptical
Friday: 30 minutes Elliptical, 30 minutes bike, 15 minutes core and pipe cleaners (arms)
Saturday: 5.25 mile run,
Sunday: 1.1 mile w/u, 5k race, 1 mile c/d
Total Running Miles: 32
Total Cross Training: 2:40 minutes
~I have a good base right now, I feel like this week added to the base more than it added to actual marathon training.
~There are a few miles missing from this week, but that's life. No point in stressing over missing 4 total miles from the week (2 from Tuesday and 2 from Sunday)
~My calves are the only "complaint" I have from the week. I couldn't get them to loosen up at all this week, no matter how much stretching and TLC I gave them. After a few nights of rolling, and sleeping in Zensah's I finally feel them starting to cooperate. About damn time.
~Things are definitely going to crank up quickly the next few weeks, I'm ready for it though.
~This coming week is a few easier paced runs during the week with a longer run on the weekend (with some of the miles at Marathon pace). I think it will be a good week to really focus on form and getting my body into the condition that it needs to be in. I might change up one of the mid-week runs to add a little speed training, after the 5k today I have a big desire to bust my 5k PR in 2 weeks.
A few Scenes from the training week:
|1st official training run done for this cycle!|
|Roadkill on the back deck after my first Tempo run in months|
|Final stretch of the 5k I did today (recap to come this week)|
How was your week of workouts?
What are you training for right now?
Favorite run this week?