I just started Week 1 of my marathon training program. Here we go again!
Monday: Cross train
1 hour walk
1 hour elliptical
20 minute stationary bike
light arms and abs
20 minute swim
5 mile run with the middle 3 at tempo (7:55, 6:44, 6:44, 6:34, 7:49)
Wednesday: Strength and Run
Strength-arms, abs and legs
6 mile run (7:23 pace). I was aiming for a 7:30 pace like my schedule said, but I ran with (well behind) fast friends who don’t have an easy button. 🙂
Thursday: Speed Workout
1 mile warm-up (8:27), 5 x 800 (3:00, 2:57, 2:57, 2:58, 2:55) with 400m recoveries, 2 mile cool down (9:07)
The goal was 3 minute 800’s so I was right on. I will savor it now because in two weeks this plan calls for mile repeats at a 6 minute pace…I am anticipating 6:15-6:20 miles unless a miracle happens!
Friday: Easy Day
30 minute easy bike
30 minute walk, light abs
15 minute sauna
I count walking as cross training because I use my legs and it burns calories. I was going to take this day off but I ate ice cream and felt bloated!)
Saturday: Hill Run
5 mile hill run (7:40). Jump in the lake after, if that counts. 🙂
Sunday: Long Run
10 mile run. (7:47 pace). I have been doing 12-15 milers in my base phase so I feel like just 10 miles is slacking! am also savoring this short “long run” because they only get longer after this week.
I generally run 40-55 miles a week but I am striving to increase my mileage for this next marathon. Coming off of a 50 mile total last week, this week has been a nice drop back. My only issue has been diet…I get used to eating a lot when I run a lot of miles. This week I made the mistake of eating the same amount (including daily indulgences such as ice cream, wine and pizza!). As a result, I am a few lbs heavier than usual. I have no problem with discipline when it comes to exercise, but I will try to get my diet back on track. I don’t believe in deprivation so I bought some non-dairy, less caloric ice cream as a compromise!
Total Miles: 32