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Monday, July 15, 2013

The One About Week 2 Of Pre-Marathon Training


Well this week was a BUST! At least it’s only pre-marathon training but sheesh, I have no idea what happened and where my motivation went. I could use the fact that I was sore Wednesday and Thursday as an excuse or I could definitely use the fact that work is very much emotionally draining right now as an excuse but bottom line is the workouts just didn’t get done. I could cry over spilled milk but I mean come on, what’s the point? All I can do now is just move on and make this week better.

Here’s what this week wound up looking like:

Week 2 (July 8-14)
Sick day
Speed work + weights

Speed work 6x400 + 2 miles
3 miles easy




Elliptical 30 min
4 miles + weights




Off
Run 3.5 miles




Off
Racquetball + spin




Off
Too Hot to Handle 15K

9.4 miles @11:12 for a new PR!
23+ miles


14 running miles (17 total)

Tuesday was really my only good workout day this week and I did manage a pretty decent speed work session.


Wednesday I attempted the 3 miles I had scheduled but I was so very sore in my calves and shins. I really, really, really need to bust out the foam roller and give my legs some love and attention; I’ve just been too lazy to do so. However, that changes this week or else I’m fairly certain I’ll be very sorry. I did 30 minutes (2.5 miles) on the elliptical at a level 5 intensity.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday I was just so emotionally drained over work stuff and stress that my motivation was just really lacking. It’s not a good excuse I know, in fact it’s really not an excuse at all, I should have done something, anything but I just didn’t. So there’s that.

Sunday I had my first race in 3 months! I was actually quite nervous, especially given the lack of working out I had done this week but I really surprised myself and achieved my goal of a new PR by 4 minutes! This was a 2 and a half year old PR and I was really ready to see some improvement here. And did I mention it was raining? I will do a full recap of this race tomorrow.


So here’s to hoping this week will be a little bit better than the last one….

Week 3 (July 15-21)
Off/Rest
Speed work + weights
BodyPump + elliptical
5 miles + weights
Racquetball + weights
Mini Moo Cow Marathon + 5 miles
Walk/bike
17+ miles



Thank you to everyone who has already donated to my St. Jude fund; You have no idea how much I appreciate you!

Be sure and check out how you can help me help St. Jude here.

Miles I’ve run for people:
Tyly – 24.25/75
Nicole – 0/50

Steve – 0/50

6 comments:

Erin said...

Congrats on another PR!
Don't even sweat it about your workouts not panning out how you want. It happens to all of us (it's happened to me A LOT lately). You still have plenty of time :)

Leigh said...

Sorry to hear that work is draining lately...hopefully it gets better soon! And nice job on the PR!

Hayley E said...

Yay PRs! Way to go! Don't be so hard on yourself - I feel like you're doing GREAT especially since it's pre-marathon training. You'll find your groove again, I'm sure!

Tyly said...

Way to go on the PR, and even though this week was a "bust", I know you'll be right back in your groove soon!!!

Do you screen shot a word document to post your weekly workouts? I like how it looks!

Ima Mosier said...

Congrats on your PR at the Too Hot to Handle!

Suz and Allan said...

Congratulations on your 15K PR!