Marathon Training Week 4
Monday: X Train/Run
60 minute walk
light arms, abs
3 miles (8:30)
1 mile warm up, 6 X 600 (2:05, 2:11, 2:12, 2:12, 2:13, 2:12), 1 mile cool down
So I went out a little too fast on the first one but this was a great workout and the weather was finally cooler!
p.m. 6 miles (8:19)
8.5 mile road/trail
20 min yoga
1.25 mile warm up, 4 miles (6:47), 1.2 mile cool down
This was a good tempo run with a friend on a rolling course. We initially started doing 3 miles at tempo for the past few weeks. This time we did 4 and will gradually build to get up to 5 plus tempo miles.
pm.m 4 easy miles
legs, push ups, planks
Friday: Off running
push ups and planks so that I can say I did something!
Saturday: Long Run
16 miles (8:07)
This was a good mix of flat/hilly terrain. This was my longest run since the marathon and boy did it feel long! I will continue to build the long runs, hoping my legs don’t feel as tired as they did on this one.
8.5. miles (6 at 7:34, 2 cool down at 8:01)
My legs felt totally fine, even though they were toast the day before. The body is so random at times. I threw in some quicker stuff in the middle so that I don’t fall into LSD pace on a regular basis.
push ups, planks
So I guess this is week 4 if I am doing a fall marathon. My body is still holding up as I continue to build the miles, which is a good thing! My legs felt fatigued from Wednesday-Saturday, but bounced back on Sunday. I am aiming to do long runs and short speed work each week because I want to improve in 5ks and in the marathon. This is a good idea IF my body can handle it without injury. Has anyone else successfully trained for a 5k and a marathon in the same training cycle???
Total Miles: 58