Marathon Training – Week 6
Sunday- 4 miles – recovery run
42 minute run
15 minute walk
I started a little later than I wanted, but my legs were happy after the run was over. My knees were tight in the beginning – but loosened up about 0.25 miles in. On the other hand, my right foot was not happy about this recovery run…it was sore for most of the first 5K but felt better during the walk back to the house. I purposefully avoided the large hills near the in-laws house and stayed on relatively flat roads… (if those even exist in the area they live)
Monday- no workout completed 😦
Since we stayed in KC Sunday night, we needed to spend the morning traveling and not running. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times that I was willing and able to get up at 4:30 am and get in my morning run before driving for 2 hours…but today was not one of those days! I was then going to try and get in a lunch run – but since I came into work late, I decided to keep working… Last chance! I thought I could fit in a cardio session in the evening…but a not-well-feeling little boy was the focus of my time. By the time the little man was in bed, the hubs came home and I was just beat… Not sure if I will make up the workout or not (read below to see what happens) 🙂
Tuesday- cross training – Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit
45 minute workout – 2 miles of “movement” accounted for on the Garmin)
I was thinking that I would be able to get up early enough to get both my cross training AND my missed run in before work…but the snooze button won the morning events. I was able to get my cross training completed before work!
4 miles – threshold lunch run
45 minute run
5 minute walk
Well, I made it out for a lunch run after all 🙂 Sometimes, you just need to run! I completed my threshold run (from yesterday) and then an easy pace run back to work.
Wednesday- 4.55 miles – interval run
53 minute run
I needed to be sure to get this workout in before work – because I am signed up to donate blood at work! I am a regular when it comes to donating blood…I just need to be careful about my training – especially the day or so after donation (good thing tomorrow is supposed to be a “rest” day).
*Update – My hemoglobin test was 12.2 which is too low to donate today. So I am going to look into another local drive to donate at soon!
**Update to the update – Next donation attempt set for February 22nd! (I am pretty sure I am going to be eating a steak every night the week before this next donation time…).
Thursday- rest day
4.15 miles – easy run
50 minute run
Rest day – what is that?! No really…I feel like my legs get restless on “rest” days. I needed to go to the bank anyway, so I took my lunch break outside! What is interesting is that my pace was a little quicker than an “easy” pace for me…but I wasn’t putting any more effort into the run. Good sign!
Friday- 5 miles – fartlek/interval run
50 minute run
6 minute walk
While today should have been a “morning hills” workout, I just found other things to do in the morning. I moved my run to lunchtime… The fun should have been a fartlek, running at various intensities throughout the workout – so I repeated my interval run from the other morning. This was also the run that I used for the Nuun Year Dash 5K time. I was not running for any PR, just getting in a nice workout 🙂 #nuunyeardash
Saturday- 13.76 miles – long run
13.1 mile run – 2:35
12 minute walk
Story of my life – Goal: I plan on getting out for a long run ahead of the group run to make up some miles… Reality: the snooze button works its devious magic and I am unable to get out of bed when I planned on. Well…as that would happen again, I just didn’t get in the additional miles BEFORE the group run, ran part of the second loop, and then ran home.
Weekly Miles: 37 miles
Weekly Minutes: a lot of minutes 🙂
212.38 / 2,016 miles in 2016
This Week’s Projected Workouts
Marathon Training – Week 7
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