Sorry for the belated post – I returned yesterday from a long weekend with two friends in wine country. We stayed at a funky ranch house in Mendocino County and drank wine, did a little hiking, watched movies, laid by the pool, and hung out with Fur Face.
While the rest, relaxation, and time in the sunshine felt great, I’m ready to jump into week three of marathon training. Here’s last week’s recap:
Monday: 3.1 miles at 9:39 mins/mile
I ran after work with my colleague who’s newer to running. We took it pretty easy and ran along the Embarcadero.
Tuesday: 6 miles at 9:42 mins/mile
I ran a few warm up miles then did 8 hill repeats up Fort Mason. These were killer but focused hill training will make me stronger (even for the flat Berlin course).
Wednesday: Hip and upper body lift
I skipped the cardio in favor of a weights only workout, focusing on the hip strengthening exercises I did when I had severe IT band pain and some upper body exercises.
Thursday: 6 miles at 9:12 mins/mile
Taking a page from Jesse’s book, I did this workout from Competitor Magazine, warming up for 15 minutes before tackling a fartlek workout. I took a while to warm up, but once I was about halfway through with my intervals, I finally felt like my legs were speedy.
Friday: 13.1 miles at 9:50 mins/mile
Knowing that I had a girls’ weekend ahead of me, I tackled my long run on Friday, completing a slow, sluggish half marathon before leaving for wine country. I desperately need a massage; my next appointment is for July 1.
Sunday: More rest
Grade for the week: B+/A-
I knew that I had a lazy weekend in store and prioritized fitting in all of my training runs during the week. I did the best I could given the circumstances, and that’s all I can really ask of myself!
I don’t think you were lazy – sounds like you had good time management to me! You worked hard this week, you deserved the rest! Great job!
Hanna @ TheMillennialNextDoor said:
Good job getting all your runs in! That is definitely a challenge in the summer months as life outside of running gets busier, and you did a good job! Learning time management and prioritization now, when you’re still so far out, will make it much easier down the road when it becomes crucial. Good job out there! Would you hate it if I said your pics always make me think of Full House? Hehe.
Nice job! And Berlin?!?! How cool is that! I’m jeally!
Leslie @ TriathleteTreats said:
Awesome job!! Way to get in that long run before the fun girls weekend!!
Fallon @ Slacker Runner said:
I’d call that an awesome training week! I’m envious of your weather. 🙂 And that hike looks like fun. I really need to get back on the trails more.
Hooray for a great week and what looks like an amazing weekend. So fun! That massage sounds so wonderful to look forward to. I think they work wonders during marathon training.
Nice job getting the long run in before the weekend. Definitely an accomplishment! I should start doing hill repeats in Ft Mason, they make me feel so strong!
These are some killer runs for week 2 of marathon training! Hill repeats are always good training even for a flat marathon 🙂 And some weekends we need to have our fun times and you did great in switching around your long run day. Major kudos!
First off, that sounds like the absolute most perfect girls weekend ever! And your workouts look killer, I haven’t been able to get back into running like I have been before..time to get my but into gear! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award, because I think your blog is real neat 😉 check it out!
Single-Tracked Mind said:
Thank you so much! That’s a real honor! And yes, great girls’ weekend. I’d highly recommend! :