Hi everyone! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve opened up my WordPress to write something (it’s been, like, a week haha).
Time to get back into the swing of things! So I’m just going to jump right into my recaps of training for week 3/4 of training (so this past week and the week before that.
Mon. June 22 - Off
Tues. June 23 – XT (lifting). Decided to use my XT this day, I forget why. But I was SO SORE for days after. I did abs and an upper body routine which you can find linked below in my 8 mile recap.
Wed. June 24 - 8 mile workout/treadmill run. Longest treadmill run to date! I really liked this workout by Coach Marc. It didn’t feel super challenging and I liked running around 9:40ish pace…which will hopefully be my marathon pace in October!
Yeah my shirt had an embarassing amount of sweat on it afterwards…
Thurs. June 25 - 5 miles (recovery). I hate recovery runs because I feel SO SLOW but I like recovery runs because I can run as slow as I want
Fri. June 26 - 3 miles fast. I was crunched for time so my mom and I went out for a 3 miler…though as we started running we just naturally started running faster. She was ahead of me for most of the run and in my mind I was practicing catching up to her and “reeling her in” which I did with about a half mile to go! I felt awesome, and we finished in about 27:30 which is fast for me.
Sat. June 27 - 6 miles. Ran in the rain! I forgot how peaceful and relaxing that can be. Though I really hate when your socks get soaked. Are there waterproof socks or sneakers?? Refueled with my favorite protein powder afterwards!
Sun. June 27 - 4 easy-ish miles. Easy-ish because we threw in 6 hill repeats in the middle, but not sprints…just normal pace, running up and down.
TOTAL MILES WEEK 3: 26
Week 4 was kind of a bust…
Mon. June 29 - Off. It was a crazy hectic day which I will recap in my Cape Cod trip post (I was there from Tuesday-Friday). It involved the DMV/inspection station, that says it all right?
Tues. June 30 - Off. Traveling to Cape Cod. Woke up at 5 am and left around 5:45 am for the 5 hour drive.
Wed. July 1 - Off. Meant to run but didn’t. Packed day of doing touristy things and a one hour drive back and forth to Provincetown.
Thurs. July 2 - 7 miles. Had an awesome workout! I like this workout by Coach Marc as well. It’s repeats of 5 minutes at 5K effort. Feels challenging but you know you only have minutes to go before you get a 1 minute break. Felt really strong throughout the run.
and this is where the week went downhill…
Fri. July 3 - 5 miles. It was a blah run. Recovery run after yesterday’s workout but I felt tired and weak. This was also after driving 5 hours back home and not eating lunch, so that probably had something to do with it. Still proud of myself for getting out there as soon as I got back though. Who wants to run after a day of driving/traveling?
Sat. July 4 - Off. I really wanted to complete 28 miles this week, and on this day was supposed to do 10 miles. But my calf was killing me. It started hurting after my 7 mile run on Thursday, and even my friend commented on how I was walking weird. It was tight and felt like it would cramp at any moment, and my right shin was super sore. I decided to take off for the weekend. I figured I could do it this early in the training season without too much repercussions and could use it as a “cut back week.” Right??
Sun. July 5 - Off. Though I did do 30 minutes of pool running since I was at my complex’s pool.
TOTAL MILES WEEK 4 – 12
I really need a deep tissue massage on my calf muscles. Any suggestions? Should I find a masseuse who does sports massages? I saw Massage Envy does deep tissue massages with BioFreeze now for athletes. Has anyone tried it? I am open to any and all suggestions!!
If you’re training for a marathon, how is your training going?
Do you get bummed when you miss days of running or do you just move on and forget about it?
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