Less than one month until race day. I’ve got my last long run this weekend (20 miles – holy shit) and then its taper time. Crazy. I really cannot believe it. But my body certainly can. This week was rough guys, not gonna lie. My Wednesday run was a big fat failure, and my 13 miler over the weekend was run at a pace I don’t even want to admit due to 99% humidity (no joke, that’s what my weather app said). I am a little frustrated – 13 miles feels like nothing to me now that I’m in the peak of marathon training and it is a distance I have conquered many many times. So I’m trying not to let me mental game get crazy as a result of it being so horrible.
Saturday – 13 hot, sweaty, long, slow, horrible miles.
Sunday – BodyPump* + RPM*
Monday – P90x Dynamix
Tuesday – 5 miles of speedwork – 400s, Loved.Every.Second.
Wednesday – Planned for roughly 8 miles of tempo work… got in a whopping 1.36 miles. I wasn’t feeling it from the very first step on the treadmill so I told myself to stick it out a mile and see how I felt. I did and I still felt crappy so I gave up. At least the 1.36 miles were at the planned pace I guess. ;)
Thursday – BodyPump*
Friday – Planning to go to BodyFlow this afternoon.
Total Miles: 19.36 (ugh)
*Links for more information: BodyPump, RPM, BodyFlow
This weekend I am taking a rest day tomorrow since it is going to rain on and off, and am hoping for some nice cooler fall weather on Sunday for my 20 miler!!
Have a good one. :)
This week was a bit weird – my body seems to be very aware that I am in peak training right now – my legs are feeling pretty tired. I ended up slacking on the cross training this week in order to listen to my body. Still got my planned runs in though, which I’m really glad about and is really what matters. Marathon Day is exactly one month from today, I’ve got 2 weeks of real training left before beginning to taper!
Saturday – Rest day – Saturday and Sunday were planned rest days since I had a friend up to visit this weekend.
Sunday – Rest day
Monday – 18 Miles – this took way long than I would like to admit thanks to the crazy humidity. But I loved the route I took and overall enjoyed myself.
Tuesday – Rest – I originally planned to take BodyPump but I was feeling pretty tired from the 18 miles the day before and opted for a full rest day.
Wednesday – 35 minute treadmill walking work out + P90x3 Dynamix (it’s basically dynamic stretching). I took the second half of the day off of work because I had a horrible stomach ache and after a 3 hour nap felt much better and decided to do some light working out. Moved my planned run to Thursday.
Thursday – BodyPump* + 10 Miles @ Marathon Pace. Back on track, yay!
Friday – Rest Day
Total Miles: 28 running, 2.5 walking.
*Links for more information: BodyPump
I have 13 miles planned for tomorrow and Sunday I am hoping to get back to the gym for my favorite BodyPump + RPM combo since I have missed it for the past few weeks. I’m hoping to get more BodyPump in this week but will continue to listen to my body and adjust as necessary for the higher mileage.
Have a great weekend!!!
A little delayed on my recap from last week do to a fun jam-packed holiday weekend!!!
Saturday – 12 tough miles. Some runs are just not that great.
Sunday – Rest day – I had planned to go to BodyPump and RPM but sliced my finger while cutting a bagel instead….soooo it became a rest day. Haha
Monday – 4.5 Miles of speedwork – more 1600s – these weren’t too bad – I far prefer the shorter intervals though.
Tuesday – BodyAttack* + BodyPump*
Wednesday – 3 mile tempo run – this was supposed to be 7 miles but to be honest my heart just wasn’t in it. I did do the pace I needed to for the last 2 miles but after that I jumped off the treadmill and did some stretching and foam rolling.
Thursday – BodyPump
Friday – 4 miles speedwork – Since I had a friend coming to visit from Friday-Sunday I opted to move my long run (18 miles!) to Monday since I was off of work for Labor Day, and switched the planned speedwork from monday to friday so I could fit in all in. You gotta do what you gotta do! :)
Total Miles: 23.5 – however, technically last weeks 16 miler would count to this week which would make it 30. ;)
*Links for more information: BodyPump, BodyAttack
Not sure why my 12 miler didn’t feel great but overall I’m happy with my mileage and quality of the week day runs, despite cutting down my tempo run. Over the weekend I had Saturday and Sunday as rest days, and then tackled an 18 mile long run on Monday. More on that in the next training recap though. :)
I hope your week is off to a good start!
I just wanted to share a coupon code I received via email from the BattleFrog Race Series. If you use the code “FROGMAN” you’ll get 50% off! Yes, FIFTY PERCENT. What an awesome deal! It’s so great I wish I could do the races with you (unfortunately the timing doesn’t work for me).
They have events in Pittsburgh and Miami this year and other additional locations in 2015.
A brief explanation of their races:
If you’re not familiar with BattleFrog, we’re relatively new to the obstacle course racing world, but have been quickly gaining a good following as we put on our first few events. The race series was designed and founded by Navy SEALs, but our events are built for the entire family. We offer courses that are 15k and 5k in length, each with a myriad of obstacles for racers to overcome, and younger racers can take part in our Tadpole events as well.
If you end up taking advantage of this offer and attending one of their events please let me know how it goes! I love the idea of an obstacle course series that appeals to multiple audiences!
For more information check out the BattleFrog website, facebook and twitter.
I received no compensation for this post, and receive no compensation if you register using the promo code written above. I was contacted with the promo code and wanted to share it!