Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week Three Of Marathon Training Recap & Watch PRs

Happy Sunday, everyone. I'm off to the gym in a few and then heading to NYC today to see a Broadway show with my mom and her sisters. Should be fun!

Week 3 of Marathon training is now over. These weeks are really flying by. I'm only a little bit anxious about it. My long run was thrown for a loop this weekend with a lovely snow storm that greeted us with her presence Friday night, so I split it up. It's not ideal to split up the long run - endurance training is a must! - but I'm still early enough in the training cycle that I know I can switch things up without affecting my goals.

My monthly PSA. You thought because it was winter, I wouldn't mention how important sunscreen is on sunny days? :)


I went for pt 1 of my long run on Friday since the snow was arriving that night. My plan was to run 6 or 7 miles Friday and then 5 or 6 miles Saturday on the Treadmill to hit my goal of 12. Original training plan was 2 on Friday, 10 on Saturday. I was working on Friday, so I only had time for 7 miles on the trails. Once again I really started finding a groove around the 4.5 ish mile mark. It made me so relieved to know I could have kept going, but I stopped at 7.


And I even hit a new watch PR! It's not my actual 10K PR. That was 56:34 back in September of 2011, but what's the statute of limitations on a PR? I may have to start fresh once I hit the 4 year mark. 

And speaking of PRs, I keep waiting to have a new 1 mile PR on my speed days, and it wasn't happening, so I looked at my watch to see what the PR time was. Well, I found the problem :/ I deleted it, so even if I run a 10 minute mile on my next run, it will be a new watch record :) 


Whenever I increase my milage, I become ravenous. Seriously, teenage boys have nothing on my appetite. Just one of the 17 snacks I ate Friday. I've started buying 2 large packs of blueberries at a time...


I've mentioned before that I'm basically afraid of the treadmill. I never zone out the way I do running outside, and I'm always nervous I won't hit my milage goal because my brain will be so over running in place. So, naturally when I woke up Saturday to snow, I decided to just check out the park to see how challenging my run would be. 

The answer was VERY. But I enjoyed every second of sloshing around the trails in the wet snow. It was a little cold and I was soaked when I was done, but I loved being outside. And the snow really helped me slow down. I don't usually make it a habit to run for almost an hour the day after a long run, but I'm getting my body used to these types of workouts for later in the training cycle. 



Here's the quick recap of week three of marathon training: 

Sunday: Spin - 45 mins/Strength Training; Monday: 4 miles of speed work; Tuesday: Stairs - 36 mins; Wednesday: 4 treadmill miles; Thursday: REST; Friday: 7 trail miles; Saturday 5 trail miles

Just some other things I've been loving this weekend. 

When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorite movies ever. It's a tad dated now, but it's still full of life lessons. I watch it at least a few times a year. Sometimes a few times a month :) 


I found this organic wine at Whole Foods and decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed it! Disclaimer: I usually love all red wine I drink, but if I can add organic grapes into the mix, why not do it! 


How far did you run this weekend? 

Favorite movie? 

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