I am pleased to announce that after many false starts, some bad weather, a nasty illness and lots and lots of travel, I have finally managed to officially complete my first week of marathon training!
On the one hand, it’s a fabulous feeling. A step in the right direction, so to speak.
On the other? OMGMARATHON!!!!!!111!!
In case it’s not obvious, I’m still in a state of shock that this is happening.
Sunday – Rest.
It was Mama PugRunner’s birthday! The weather was pretty horrendous, so we got together for a delicious dinner, complete with coconut cream pie for dessert. Yum!
Monday – Speed work – 8x400m repeats with warm up and cool down.
Little man spent the night with his grandparents, so I took advantage. I have really been struggling with my speed work, but I was determined to get in my full circuit of 400m repeats.
At least I had the magnificent view to get me through.
Tuesday – 3 mile run. 60 minutes of yoga with weights.
I chose to double up on Tuesday simply because I had the time before my yoga class and I wouldn’t feel rushed at the end of the week. First, I did my three miles (didn’t hit my negative splits though. Boo).
And then it was off to practice. I switched from my usual 3 lb dumbbells to a 2 lb set. My shoulders were on the sore side and I want to focus more on my form and control. It was a good choice.
Wednesday – 60 minutes sunrise yoga.
I was the only one in class on Wednesday, which was kind of cool. We went out to the water to greet the rising sun. It was absolutely gorgeous, and comfortable and we tried all kinds of different poses and flows.
Slightly less comfortable was this guy, who swam up to watch us.
Why are there always alligators?
Thursday – rest
Allt he early mornings were taking their toll, so I took Thursday off. Little man and I went to the zoo and spent the day walking around and looking at the animals. It was nice having a somewhat quiet day.
Friday – long run with bridge repeats
It’s a little sadistic to add the bridge repeats into my long runs but I really love the view – it helps the miles pass faster. It was a prett humid outing today, and the only breeze was, unfortunately, a nasty wind on the steep side of the bridge. I made it work.
Once again, the scenery did not disappoint.
Even better? I didn’t have any tummy issues
and I managed to finish at a faster pace than I did last week.
Saturday – I won’t be doing any formal working out, but I will be getting my share of walking, so not quite a rest day.
All in all, the week was a huge success. I am hopeful to shake the laziness I’ve been feeling lately, but I think that, as with all things, the deeper I fall into my routine, the easier it will be. I also need to start getting to bed earlier, but I am in a big reading phase again and it’s hard to close the books. Another positive is that I am on track to book my highest monthly mileage since December of last year (right now, June stands at 42 and December was 43. I will have one more run on Monday, which will put me at either 45 or 47).
Do you get enough sleep at night?
How did you get your sweat on this week?