Workout Windup: Marathon Training Push
Good evening, friends! I hope you all had a great President’s Day yesterday. If you had the day off, I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and got some extra much-needed rest (it was much-needed for me, anyway). If you didn’t, I hope you were able to be super productive and knock a bunch of stuff off of your to-do list.
I’ve been knocking workouts off my to-do list left and right, pushing through marathon training to get to that fabulous day in Nashville. It’s sneaking up on me quickly and I am so excited. I love feeling my body get stronger and watching myself improve. It’s still crazy to think I’ll be able to run 26.2 miles in a little over 2 months, but it feels great to just let go and trust the process.
Here were my scheduled workouts for the last week, and how they all played out:
- Meet with coach Abby for light work/evaluation on Monday
- SoulCycle on Tuesday at 7 a.m., strength train at 6:30 p.m.
- 4-mile tempo run on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., hot power yoga at 6 p.m.
- Rest Thursday
- Run 1 mile, maintenance
and upper bodyexercises on Friday at 6 p.m. Run 14 miles on SaturdayRun 10 miles Run 3 miles on SundayRest
I skipped my upper body exercises on Friday because I’ve been fighting a cold this week and my body just didn’t want to do anymore. If I kept going, I would’ve half-assed the moves and I didn’t want to do that. So I saved them for another day, which ended up being Monday.
I had a really crappy run on Saturday and couldn’t get in a good groove for multiple reasons. My body couldn’t push out any more than 10 miles, and after beating myself up over it for a while, my run coach helped me chill out when she wasn’t pissed at me. My knee gave me a lot of trouble too, so I took Sunday as a rest day to elevate, ice, stretch and foam roll. My main goal for this week is to make sure I get in my Sunday run so my body starts getting used to running on fatigued legs.
Speaking of goals, here’s what I have lined up this week:
- Run 4 miles and upper body exercises on Monday at 10 a.m. (woohoo, day off!)
- Cross-train and lift on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
- Run 1 mile warm-up, 4×800’s (with 400m jog in between) on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m.
- Rest Thursday
- Run 1 mile, maintenance and upper body exercises on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
- Run 12 miles on Saturday + showing family all over NYC
- Run 4 miles on Sunday + showing family all over NYC
Here’s to another great week of workouts!
What workout are you most looking forward to this week?