This week completed week 1 of marathon training! That leaves 17 weeks. YIKES!
This week I was a little MIA. I had good reasons, but I’m back and ready to tackle my training.
My training plan has me starting out with running 5/3/4 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with long runs on Saturday. Tuesday during August will most likely be a run/walk program. My 5@5 group decided to give this a try. The humidity has been really taking it’s toll on our pace, so we are hoping this plan will help a little.
Training this week:
Sunday: Gym workout. I made my own circuit with weights, spin bike, cardio, abs
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: Unplanned rest day
Wednesday: Run 3 miles at 9:50 pace, followed by weights and abs
Thursday: Run/walk intervals, 4 miles at 9:49 pace
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: Long run, 10 miles at 9:42 pace.
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Wednesday I met a few girls at the gym and we ran 3 miles then headed inside for weights and abs. My arms and hind quarters were killing me Wednesday night! We did some step up/down thing with weights over our head. When I got home everyone was asleep so I sat out on the back porch and watched the sun come up. I almost went back to bed but glad I didn’t.
Thursday morning will be 4 miles according to my marathon training, we decided to try run/walk intervals to combat this humidity. It was still pretty tough because we ran the 3 minutes at a higher pace and walked 1 minute. I still managed to finish 4 miles under 40 minutes. Not too bad.
Today was my first long run for marathon training. It was also the best run I’ve had since May. Running is definitely mental, I have a goal now and had a great run! I probably could have kept going.
It’s tax free shopping weekend here in Texas. Anyone out shopping today?
Did you workout yet?
Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1