Wow it is already 6 weeks into marathon training?!?!?!?!?!
I find myself getting more and more comfortable running early in the morning and it has become so routine that I actually look forward to it. In fact when I do not run I obsess about working out until it gets done. My body just itches for that stress relief and I really look forward to it.
This was a normal week, I did Cross fit Monday and Wednesday which were both great workouts.
Tuesday I did a nice 4 mile run in 40 minutes.
Thursday I did a 3 mile run in the morning in 31 minutes, it was disgusting and humid. Then that night I went to TRX for 30 minutes to get some more strength training done.
Friday was hell run LOL I went out at 5am and it was already 80% humidity and 78 degrees outside! I did 5.75 grueling miles in 54 minutes. What made me get through this run was the Rock N Roll Providence half marathon I have in 2 weeks! I know that my body needs to adapt to running in heat and this run did just that. I was a mess when I was done but it was worth it.
Saturday is rest day so I use it as my own day to do what I feel like. I ended up at the gym and ran 2 miles on the treadmill for 17 minutes to warm up for a 35 minute weight workout using 20 pound hand weights. It felt good.
Sunday... Well This will prove to be a challenging week for my training, I will get it done but it will take some obstacle course jumping lol. I am in Las Vegas for a work conference and we have a packed schedule so running will be tough to sneak in. We landed today and after flying for hours honestly I needed a good run. I headed to the cardio room here at the MGM and got in a speedy 6 miles on the treadmill. I did it in 48 minutes! It was nice.
I am trying to figure out the rest of the runs this week. I looked at my itinerary and laughed, breakfast is at 5:30AM everyday and our first meeting starts at 7AM! We do not get out of meetings until 7-9pm.... The hotel cardio room is only open from 6am to 8pm. So it looks like I will be toughing it out in the Vegas heat this week.