It is week 2 already :) As I prepare for my first ever full marathon in Philadelphia on November 20 the excitement and anticipation is building!!
Monday: this was a tougher day. I barely slept Sunday night I was in a lot of pain. My RA is flared up and my hands were in a lot of pain with my hips. I actually could not get out of bed when my alarm went off at 4:45, this is the first time in over a month I over slept! I headed into work and wrapped my knee for most of the day! It was much better by the end of the day. When I got home from work I took peanut out in the jogging stroller for 30 minutes and got in 2.8 miles.
Tuesday: My cross training day. I headed to the YMCA after work and did 4 quick miles on the elliptical in 26 minutes. I did it varying between speedy intervals and keeping my heart rate between level 2 and 3. It felt good. I came home and did some weight lifting for my arms and shoulders and then of course 50 push ups!
Wednesday: My birthday :) I got up early in the morning and went for a nice 5 mile run. It was nothing less than AMAZING. You know why? I ended up doing 5.75 miles in 51 minutes! It was still cool outside and misty so I just enjoyed it.
Thursday: I woke up in pain. It took all of my might to force myself out of the bed at 5:30 to go for my run. This is the kind of run you push through and pray to end quickly! I did 3.2 miles in 30 minutes and headed home for some stretching. My joints have been inflamed off and on and it was just at a peak today. No one ever said training for a marathon would be easy right? ;)
Friday: This was an easy day, well for me anyways! I woke up at 5AM and headed to boot camp for 5:30 and the YMCA. The TRX boot camp over there is awesome and it gives me a nice break from running. We did a lot of core work and I was sore all weekend! I loved it :)
Saturday: This is a rest day so for me I make it a 5K my way day. It was raining when I woke up so I just headed out around 6:30 AM for an easy 5K. I started out slow but by that second mile I was feeling so good I got some speed in. I cannot wait till I get my next new toy and can track mileage, pace, etc ;) I finished in 27 minutes.
Sunday: Long run day! My training plan has you cut back the next week and alternate long runs, so it just called for 6 miles today. I enjoyed it though I got up before my alarm at 6 I was so excited to go running for some reason LOL. I got my 6 miles done in 57 minutes!
here is my Polar Proof from that run ;)
That is why I love running! The calorie burn hehe
At Weigh in this week I was down .8 pounds too! So total to go till goal is now only 2.6lbs! Finally the scale is moving because this plateau needs to end. I really am feeling better since going paleo 2 full weeks now and I know it will be something I stick to for the long haul. My stomach feels much better and the joints are feeling less inflamed than they did a few weeks ago!
Stop by tomorrow and see what I cooked up this week :)
How did your training go this week?