I’m happy…I’ve survived two weeks of marathon training. My weekly mileage has gone from around 20 miles a week to over 30. This week’s workouts were manageable, even on a couple days that I didn’t really want to do it.
This week’s long run was a good test to see if I’ve made any real progress and I would like to say that I have. Two weeks ago I ran 10 and I did it almost a minute/mile slower than this week’s long run. I’m telling myself that’s progress. I’m also giving that the hills on today’s 10 miler were CRAZY so there’s that. 🙂
This past week Asics also published the second “5 to the finish” webisode. These are so much fun to watch. It’s interesting to see what they squeeze into a minute.
This week will be a perfect chance to highlight some of the challenges with marathon training. I’ll be traveling 3 out of the 4 days for work. Oh joy! Here’s what this week’s workouts look like:
- Monday: 30-45 min run or cross train
- Tuesday: 30-45 min easy plus 5 strides
- Wednesday: 3 x 2 miles @ GHMRP with 1/4 mile recovery
- Thursday: 30-45 min easy run
- Friday: Day off
- Saturday: 30-45 min plus 5 strides
- Sunday: Marathon Simulation for 10 miles plus 4 miles at GHMRP
I’ll be looking for another group run this weekend for sure! The other thing that’s going on this week is something cool from SweatPink and BOSU Fitness. I was lucky enough to get a BOSU Ball to review and to say I’m loving it is an understatement. I’ll share a more formal review soon but in the meantime make sure you’re following and participating in the #BOSUStrong Instagram challenge September 14th and ending October 9th. I’ll try to stay on top of the posts but follow the hashtag to get the prompts. You can join the challenge whether or not you have a BOSU and we hope you do – because you’ll have a chance to win one just for participating!
Alright guys, that’s about it for now. It’s Sunday night, I’m feeling accomplished and ready to tackle the week ahead. Hopefully you’re feeling it too!!