Can we really be 5 weeks into training for a marathon already???
Well time flies when you are having fun I guess haha
I had a good week. It was not really too warm outside so I was able to be comfortable for most of my runs.
Monday was cross training. I went to my cross fit style class at the YMCA. It was pretty goo the trainer pushed our quads in the beginning with heavy resistance spinning for about 15 minutes. Then it was push ups, leg raises, bridges, and wall sits with squats for the remainder of it. A pretty tough 40 minutes!
Tuesday I woke up early and went for a 3 mile run. It was tough, my legs were sore. When I came home that night Peanut was begging for a buggy run so we headed out into the heat and I knocked out 2.5 more miles in 30 minutes. I like doing these runs sometimes it is great bonding for us too.
Wednesday I went to the YMCA for the cross fit style class. This one was more intense. We were challenged to do intervals. I ended up running 7 1/4 mile sprints on the treadmill in 1 minute and 25 seconds!! I could not believe it. It felt good to be so fast even if it was just for a short burst.
Thursday was just a simple early morning 3.2 mile run in 31 minutes.
Friday I ran with Dan aka cubicle dad. It was so much fun! We did about 7 miles in an hour and 10 minutes. It did not even feel like work, when you run with other people it is always more fun.
Saturday I was feeling good so I went out early in the morning for a quick 5k run. I set out on my usual loop around my neighborhood and ended up surprising myself with how fast I was able to go. I managed it in 23 minutes and 30 seconds!! I learned that training for speed is easier on a completely empty stomach. I did not have time to eat before this run and it paid off well.
Sunday! The big long run day!!! I woke up late around 6:30 AM so I was not too happy. I wanted to be up at 5am and beat the heat. But I was not able to but it was ok. I had a great run and it was warm but I managed! I did 13 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes!! I cannot wait for my first Rock n Roll race in a few weeks!
After the run I was pretty hot and tired but it felt good to push through and get it done!
I love my Polar HRM it is the FT 60. It really does push me to pust past new fitness levels.
How was your training this past week?