Marathon Training – Week 3
Sunday- recovery run scheduled
While this day called for a recovery run, I just wasn’t able to get out – kept close to home for a lazy Sunday.
Monday- 2.9 miles + 5 miles
125 minute total run
10 minute total walk
I decided to make up for the missed Sunday recovery run – and run both workouts on Monday! Not a horrible decision since both workouts were “easy, recovery” runs – a shorter morning run and a longer lunch run.
Tuesday- 1.76 “workout” miles + 5.15 running miles
40 minute morning workout
57 minute run
3 minute walk
I woke up a little later than I would have liked…and so I decided to use my morning for a DVD Insanity Pure Cardio session (which I should be doing more of anyway).
I then move my scheduled run to lunch time (since it is shorter and not a hard workout for today).
Wednesday- 5.5 miles
60 minute run
5 minute walk
I got out early enough for a full morning run! While this is just the norm for a lot of runners…it has been super hard for me to get out before work since the cold is super cold lately! So many posts and support on the 2,016 in 2016 group has pushed me to just get up and get out!
Since I had workout clothes at work and needed a break, I decided to go for a super slow (for me) run around the area for lunch…not necessary to my training, but I just felt like going for a jaunt! And the weather!! How is it 54 degrees in the middle of January?! Yes…I took full advantage of the beautiful day!
Thursday- rest day or yoga on the schedule
While I was fully prepared to take a rest day and morning or evening yoga session, this day had its own plans! What kind of runner doesn’t go out for a run when it is 55 degrees in January?! I think I would have regretted not getting out for a run on a day as nice as this!
Friday- 5.02 miles
59 minute run
5 minute walk (back to my desk)
I decided to not run in the morning and went for a longer-than-scheduled recovery run.
Saturday- 11.25 miles + 0.9 mile walk
150 minute run
16 minute walk
Slow and steady – and cold – was how this run went. I wasn’t worried about the time it took – I just kept the pace nice and slow so I could get through the mileage that I wanted to cover.
Weekly Miles: 46.18 miles
Weekly Minutes: ….a lot….
While there were a couple running workouts too many this week and a longer “long run” than scheduled, the week went great! With the weather nice for a couple days, I couldn’t help but get out and take advantage of the day! While this will most likely not be the norm for the rest of my marathon training, I am taking this week in stride… 🙂
This Week’s Projected Workouts
Marathon Training – Week 4
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