Route 66 Marathon Training Week 6
Posted on September 14, 2015 | By email@example.com | 25 responses
This was the first week I really felt like I was “marathon training”. I was tired from a race the previous weekend, had some harder workouts on the schedule, and bumped up my long run to 15 miles.
If you read my recap from last week, you’d see that I ran a 12 mile race on Saturday and an easy 5 miles on Sunday. This meant I was moving into this week already having semi-tired legs without my usual Sunday rest day. (The races have caused my schedule to be a little different lately). However, I still had a solid week although I was more than ready for a rest day Thursday!
Monday: 5 miles easy, hip and core exercises
Tuesday: 7 miles with 5x800s. It was a dark morning at the track, but I wore my headlight and my splits were spot on.
Wednesday: AM: 5 miles easy, PM: Strength workout with hip and core exercises
Thursday: Rest day (with some hip/core exercises)
Friday: 6 miles with 4 at MGP
Saturday: 15 miles with lots of hills!
I ran a route that took me back to Druid Hills, where I got to experience the hills from my race 2 weeks ago once again.
Then I spent the rest of the day in compression tights and socks.
Sunday: Rest day
Total: 38 miles
It was a good week, and I think it will be helpful to settle into a routine without any more races for a while. Part of me liked the weekday rest days, but I also really enjoy Sunday rest days after a long run!
This was also an interesting week with the weather. It was cooler earlier in the week, then the heat and humidity came back, but by the end of the week it cooled off again and Saturday was rainy. Hopefully the weather will continue to improve over the next few weeks!
How were your workouts last week?
Have you seen any improvements in the weather?
What is your favorite day for a rest day?Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Follow