So it’s Sunday night and I haven’t done anything blog related since Wednesday morning. Things have been hectic and I just haven’t been able to keep up with it all. I decided to pop in and share my training from last week, since I don’t have to do much thinking in order to put this kind of post together!
This week felt long as far as training goes. Doing the 5k on Sunday led me to change up my schedule. I didn’t do a speed workout this week (I would have done mile repeats, but I figured the 5k would be in place of that) and I did my tempo run on Tuesday so I wouldn’t have to do it while I was away at a conference. So basically my two workouts were done by Tuesday and I didn’t have anything besides easy and rest days until Saturday. It was good because I think all the hard running started to catch up with me and on Wednesday I started to feel little niggles of pain in random places. It worked out that I didn’t really have time to run on Thursday and took an extra race day, and felt much better on Friday.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week of 9/14-9/20
Sunday 9/14: Run to Remember 5k plus 2 mile warm up- 5.1 miles total
Monday 9/15: Rest, core work
Tuesday 9/16: 7 mile run with 5 miles at tempo pace (ranging form 7:23-7:46)
Wednesday 9/17: Strength workout and 5 easy miles
Thursday 9/18: Rest day. I was exhausted after our 5+ hour drive to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night and had to be at my conference at 7am to work the registration desk.It was nice to get an extra hour of sleep.
Friday 9/19: 6.6 miles in Pittsburg (8:29 pace) It was 49 degrees and felt great! This was supposed to be an easy run but with the cool weather and extra rest day I felt like I could run a little faster than a usual easy day.
Saturday 9/20: 12.2 miles with 4 at marathon goal pace (8:27 pace overall)
I think I’m gonna cut back on blog posts this week so maybe I can try to catch up on replying to comments and reading other blogs. I’ve realized how stressed out I have been over the past week and something has to give. Unfortunately, blogging is what will have to take a cut for now. I’ll still be around on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you can see what I’m up to there!
How were your workouts this week?
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