Monday - 4.0 miles easy - DID IT
40:00 - 10:00 pace
I sweat out this run on the dreadmill at my gym. It wasn't horrible! I think 4-5 miles is my treadmill threshold and I just don't understand how people can run longer than an hour on them, share with me your ways if this is you!
Tuesday - 6.0 mile tempo run - DID IT
58:00 - 9:37 pace
Set out on my typical 6 mile loop around my house. Warmed up for 2 miles trying really hard to stay at around a 10:00/mile...I did pretty well. Then I sped it up for 2 miles and tried to stay right at 9:00/mile. It was definitely tough but I did it and then ran the last 2 miles a little slower to cool down. It feels really good to push myself during some runs and I can feel myself getting stronger and faster every week.
Wednesday - Personal training session - DID IT
Another warm afternoon with Sara. We started out by doing weighted lunges down the entire length of a soccer field with sprints in between sets. My legs FELT it over the next couple days. The rest of the session was a bunch of upper body and core work. Another great total body workout.
Thursday - 5.0 miles easy to moderate - DID IT
49:00 - 9:47 pace
+20 minute yoga for runners
This run was HARD. My legs were sore from personal training the day before and I accidentally ate two pieces of cake for an afternoon snack, seriously people, stop bringing cake in for every occasion! But, I completed the run and even a little faster than I thought. I read about www.yogadownload.com on a blog during the workday so I downloaded the free 20 minute version of Yoga for Runners and stretched it out after my run.
Friday - REST - DID IT
Rested up for my morning run by cooking my brother and his roommate a salmon dinner.
Saturday -7.0 mile long run - DID IT
1:10:00 - 9:57 pace
My main goal was to stay at a 10 - 10:30 pace since that is what my plan is for the marathon. I have a REALLY hard time staying slow in the beginning but I managed to find a good 10+ minute pace in the later half of the run and I completed the run with energy to spare. I kept thinking that next week I have to run a new personal distance for me...14 MILES.
I spent a LONG day in the run Saturday afternoon on a boat with beer...enough said. Instead I went to a 1st birthday party, shopping for my birthday outfit and grocery shopping.
I apologize for the lack of photos this week, my camera is STILL broken so I'm relying on my cell phone for now. I'll leave you with pictures of the cutest 1 year old you'll ever see. Happy Birthday Brecken!
|Brecken wears leg warmers that his dad HATES!|
|He thought the Happy Birthday song was very entertaining!|
Total Strength Sessions: 1 personal training
Total Yoga: 1 Yoga for Runners
Marathon Training Week 5 - Say It Do It - August 1-7
It's my birthday week! Plus I'm headed to visit family in upstate NY on Saturday for a whole week. My main goal for the next two weeks is to just run 3 days a week and get my long run in.
Monday - 5.0 miles in the AM / Personal training in the PM
Tuesday - 5.0 mile run
Wednesday - 6.0 mile run with a new running buddy
Thursday - REST
Friday - 14.0 mile run <---Personal Distance Record right here!
Saturday - REST and travel to NY
Sunday - R&R with family
Question: How do you prioritize marathon training while traveling? I am not looking forward to the heat and humidity of upstate NY and I've even considered going and getting a week membership at a local gym.