Cayenne’s Training Log – 1.22.17

Marathon Training Week 3 

My meals my not look the prettiest but I try to make them nutritious and delicious. Thai chili tuna with quinoa, peas and avocado.

Monday: Strength and stretch

P90X Stretch workout

arms, abs

Tuesday: Speed

a.m. 2 x 1 mile repeats (6:14, 6:10), 4 X 400 (1:30ish)

I did two one mile repeats and attempted a third.  I felt dizzy and decided to do a few 400s instead.  I still did not feel great and held onto the treadmill rail.  I think it was just the treadmill motion/fear of flying off.  I am sure outside would have been better.


p.m. 4.5 miles easy-treadmill

Wednesday: Steady Run

8 miles (7:27)

0.5 mile cool down

Again, this “steady run” was much easier than on the treadmill.

Thursday: Tempo

8 miles (7:16)

I did a progressive tempo like my schedule said.  Splits were 7:53, 7:39, 7:40, 7:20, 7:10, 7:00, 6:48, 6:35.

1 .25 mile cool down

push ups, planks

Friday:  Easy Run

3 miles (8:16)

arms, abs

I drove 3.5 hours, went to a funeral, drove 3.5 hours back, ran 3 miles, did a mini strength workout, practiced and then went to work.  It was a long day.  The 3 mile shake out run helped loosen my legs and mind.

Saturday: Long Steady Run

15 miles (7:24 pace)

This run did not feel as hard as I thought it would.  The temps were in the mid 50’s and it was sunny the whole time.  I overdressed so I was pretty toasty.

Sunday:  Easy Run

8.5 miles (8:21 pace)

push ups, planks

Total miles: 54

I had some good runs this week apart from my dizzy, incomplete speed workout.  I have some lingering left foot tenderness but will continue to roll and strengthen.

I am a dedicated runner and classical musician. I am currently chasing a sub-3 hour marathon (3:00:38 PR). I often feel like the underdog going up against "serious" runners-I took up running after college, I do not have a typical "runner's body type", and I am mostly self-coached. I travel a lot to perform with different orchestras and run when I can, where I can. I love to (over) eat and that is my number one motivation for running! Follow me as I chase my goals!

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