Monday - 4.5 miles easy - DID IT
Didn't wear a watch, just out for a fun run
Since this was the kickoff to marathon training, I probably had the most motivation I'll ever have to complete a run :)! I met up with Kath, Kelly, and EY to do the Greenlake loop with an added bonus around the Woodland Park Zoo. We all took it at a leisurely chat worthy pace before trucking it up a giant hill to reach the zoo. Although, this part of the run wasn't exactly easy I really enjoyed the challenge of it and realized I should probably incorporate some more hills into my running. We finished with a nice walk and some self service frozen yogurt from a new place on Greenlake, Zoe.
I was so mad at the treadmill I didn't record my time
It was H-O-T in Seattle on Tuesday and by hot I mean 80 degrees. I realize this is nothing compared to what most of the country is dealing with but when you run in 40-60 degree weather for most of the year, 80 is hard to adjust to. And since I'm a baby when running in the heat I took it indoors to my new gym that has amazing air conditioning. I ran on a treadmill that was looking over Lake Washington so it was like I was outside. 5 miles was all I could take and decided to walk the last mile to finish the Sex and the City episode I was watching.
I was actually still semi-sore from the Jackie Warner DVD I did on Sunday, plus I woke up with a major kink in my neck this morning so I decided to take it easy and just take the dog for a nice walk.
|You know it's a nice day when the mountain is out!|
44:30 - 9:43 pace
Nice outdoor run after work with the pup. Found a good loop around my place that is 4.5 miles so I'm sure I'll be doing that one a lot since 4.5 miler seem to be popular in the marathon plan I'm using.
Did my favorite Jackie Warner DVD before hoping on the train for Portland.
Saturday - REST- DID IT
And boy did I REST. 90 minute massage + manicure + pedicure = relaxation heaven.
Sunday - 6 miles marathon pace - DID IT
1:00:30 - 10:00 pace
I had every attempt of trying to run this slowly like I'm supposed to but I didn't and I paid for it after mile 2. It was hot out and I was not properly fueled for a longer, warmer run after all the fried/fatty foods and beer I had over the weekend. Took off WAY too fast and had to take some walk breaks toward the end.
|Before the 6 miler...I look tired and I haven't even ran yet!|
Total Miles: 21
Total Strength Sessions: 1
Total Yoga: none - but I did stretch at least 10 minutes almost every day and I figure the 90 minute massage is just as good...right?
Marathon Training Week 2 - Say It Do It - July 11-17
Monday - 4.5 miles easy
Tuesday - 6 miles with intervals with Kath (4x2 minutes + 2 minutes easy)
Wednesday - Personal training strength session
Thursday - 4.5 easy to moderate
Friday - REST
Saturday - Warrior Dash which I have NO IDEA what I'm in for but I know it includes 3.5 miles of running and a bunch of crazy obstacles...scary!
Sunday - 10 mile long run - try to actually maintain a 10:00-10:30/mile for the entire run.
Total mileage: 25 + Warrior Dash which I'm not sure to include since I've heard there is a lot of hurry up and waiting at the obstacles
Links to All Marathon Talk:
OFFICIAL Marathon Training: Week 1
Question: Can you run in the heat? Any advice?