Cayenne’s Training Log 7.2.17

Marathon Training Week 4

Three ingredient peanut butter cookies. I am a peanut butter junkie-good thing I run a lot!

Monday: X Train/Run

60 minute walk

light arms, abs

3 miles (8:30)

Tuesday: Speed

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)

Wednesday: Run

8.5 mile road/trail

20 min yoga

Thursday: Tempo

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.

Sunday: Run

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

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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2 comments

  1. I think training for 5k and marathon is totally doable but gotta figure out which one will take priority if that makes sense? For me I found I was still able to work on short speed during marathon training but I still made the marathon stuff priority. I wouldn’t sacrifice my long runs for killer short workouts- spacing things out far enough was my plan to stay healthy.

    Honestly I think even just doing marathon training and adding strides in a few times a week really helps keep turnover and speed for 5k!

  2. Yes, all the time. If you’re in shape, you’re in shape, and are going to run fast at every distance! The faster 5K you run, it will just make marathon pace seem that much easier, as long as you keep in your long runs!