Woohoo, my very first week of marathon training is complete! And I survived! Doughnuts for everyone!!!!
That’s a lie. I haven’t had doughnuts in over a month—it feels like a part of me is missing. I must correct this situation and FAST.
Despite my doughnut drought, my schedule for the week went mostly as planned:
Monday: Running, fartlek, 3.01 miles @ 9:11 average pace—27 minutes
+ foam rolling
Tuesday: Butt Bible, Level 2 upper body with 2 & 3 lb. weights—30 minutes
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday: Running, easy, 4.04 miles @ 10:36 average pace—43 minutes
This run was both a little longer and a little slower than I had anticipated. No biggie.
I capped off the evening with an outdoor screening of Zoolander and some greasy grub (burger and milkshake, natch). I wish I could conclude every run with similar festivities!
Friday: Running, attempted race pace/tempo, 4.01 miles @ 9:16 average pace—37 minutes
Sigh. I had aimed to hit an 8:55 minute/mile in this race pace trial. Alas, that might have been too ambitious. I found myself frequently stopping for walk breaks. Still, the recorded pace was leagues better than what I expected based on how I actually felt during the run.
Saturday: Butt Bible, Level 3 lower body with 3 lb. weights—40 minutes
+ Just Dance, Just Sweat mode—13 minutes
Sunday: Running, long, 8.00 miles @ 10:02 average pace—1:20:17 hrs
+ Yoga for Runners—36 minutes
Goober that I am, I didn’t make it out of the house until almost 10 (!) for this run. Not the best idea. By the time I hit the pavement, it was HOT. And I almost got myself stranded in some storms.
|Yes, that is my finger in the bottom part of the frame. I am a BRILLIANT photographer.|
I am poised and ready to take on week 2 of training. My workouts will be pretty straightforward again this week, and the weather actually looks promising. Yay!