Route 66 Marathon Training Weeks 1&2
Posted on August 17, 2015 | By email@example.com | 50 responses
Hi there! After the longest blogging break I’ve taken in a while, I’m back. Sort of. I’ll probably be somewhat sporadic this week as I have a bunch of other things going on, along with trying to catch up on life after vacation. Thanks again to Meredith and Laura for guest posting while I was away- if you missed their posts you should definitely check them out!
I thought I would pop in today and share how my first two weeks of training went. Well, they weren’t at all what I had planned, that’s for sure! Since the last time I posted I got pretty sick, enough to keep me from running for a full week! That hasn’t happened in a long time. I’m somewhat recovered but this upcoming week will be relatively easy as I ease my way back into training.
Week 1 (8/3-8/9)
Monday: 3 miles easy, core/hips
Tuesday: Strength training
Wednesday: 6 miles with 8 x 400s with 200m recovery
Thursday: 3 miles easy, core/hips….This run felt great, but a few hours later was when I started to notice a sore throat.
Friday: 5 miles with 3 at MGP….The sore throat wasn’t too bad but made the run feel harder than it should of. It only got worse as the day went on.
Saturday: Off (sick)
Sunday: Off (sick)
Total: 17 miles
Week 2 (8/10-8/16)
Monday: Off (sick)
Tuesday: Off (sick)
Wednesday: Off (sick)
Thursday: Off (sick)
Friday: 3 miles super easy, core/hips…this was a struggle, but I needed a beach run in 2015!
Sunday: 8 miles
Total: 11 miles
I probably wouldn’t have even run at all on Friday but it was my last chance to run on the beach. It was pretty bad timing to be sick for my entire vacation, but I did at least get to lay out at the beach and pool and went to dinners with my family. Although I’m feeling better, I still have a nasty cough and not much of a voice.
Hopefully I got any sickness out of the way- better to deal with it now than later on in the training cycle!
As I said I may not be blogging much this week, but I hope to catch up on comments and reading other blogs! I hope everyone else had a better week of training than I did:)
Have you ever been sick during marathon/half-marathon training?
Ever been sick on vacation?
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