My 6th week of marathon training was … successful!
|Plan||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||9 m run||6 m run|
||3 m run||5 m race!
||Rest||3 m run||9 m run||6 m run|
Rest! Love those days
3 miles in 31:00 (10:30 pace)
Easy run on the treadmill. I was working in production the last 2 days and it was physically tough, but I still got my run in. Felt good!
Race day! 5 mile race in 42:12 (8:26)
First we did a 1 mile warm up with an 11 min/mile pace and then lined up for the race. I had a great time (read more HERE) and finished in 42:12. Over 1 minute faster than last year! I’m feeling great and this training cycle is the best so far!
3 miles in 30 min (10:00pace)
Easy 3 mile run on the treadmill, perfect way to shake out the legs and start the weekend!
9 miles in 1:43 (11:30 pace)
Group run! This Saturday we ran together with another group and we started a little slower since it was so hot. At 7am the temperature was already in the 80′s, so no time pressure, just trying to finish. We decided to have fun and enjoy the run. The first 5 miles we ran with the other group and our pace was 12-13 min/mile. At mile 5 the other group finished and we kept going for 4 more miles. We ran a little faster and averaged a 10 min/mile. Great run, I felt good, just a little hot
6 miles in 1:03 (10:30 pace)
Recovery miles on the treadmill while catching up on The Bachelorette. The run felt good and easy. I felt my right calve was a little tight, but nothing a foam rolling session can’t fix.
Planned 20-26 -> Actual: 27
Great!! So excited to keep my training streak going! So far I only missed 1 workout and that was my optional Sunday recovery run. Couldn’t be happier!
Aches and Pains:
a little tight calve on Sunday, but overall really good, no tired legs!
Long Run Fuel: 9 miles in humid hot weather (80+ F)
The night before: pizza
Before run: apple sauce
During run: 1 sport bean and 32 oz of Gatorade (blue)
-> felt good!
Currently I “only” run and have not included any cross training. I was thinking of doing some type of strength training on Mondays, my off day from running. I have a few Jilian Michael’s DVDs and I think they will do a great job on a quick strength session.
Any other strength training ideas?
How often do you cross train? And what type of cross training are you doing?
12 weeks until marathon #3!