I still find it hard to wrap my head around the whole, I will be running a marathon in a few short months! But I will be :)
I hope everyone had a great weekend and holiday! I had an awesome week and we got out to see the local fire works last night:
Training this week took all of my effort. Not to physically do the exercises, but more so to stay disciplined and get up and schedule them in. There were a few mornings where I did not want to wake up but I fought through and made it happen every day.
Monday - Body pump class at the YMCA at 5:30 for an hour
Tuesday - I ran 1 mile fast on the treadmill, 6 minutes plat for .75 of it and then 10 minutes to cool down. Just testing the waters with some speed. Then I hit the elliptical for 3.4 miles in 26 minutes. Then it was time to get peanut so I picked her up and when we got home we went for a 2 mile jog with her jogger for 20 minutes.
Wednesday - A 5k in the morning for 33 minutes. This was toughest run of the week, mainly because I just was not feeling it for some reason.
Thursday - A 5k in the morning for 30 minutes. And another 2.5 miles at night pushing peanut for 30 minutes. I am trying to do a few evening miles every week if only to get my body used to the heat that it will be facing for the Rock N Roll Half marathon on August 7
Friday - Surgery day for peanut, I woke up at 4:30 and did a speedy 5k just to get rid of some tension, got it done in 25 minutes. Everything went well with her.
Saturday - I hit the gym quick for a 30 minute TRX class.
Sunday - I was so happy to run my long 11 mile run with 2 friends at DW Park in Brockton. We took our time and got it done in 1 hr and 54 minutes. I felt good about the hills and my quads were a little sore but nothing major.
One thing I have learned this week: Do not push your self on long runs! The Jeff Galloway method is what I am using and he stresses that long runs should be 2 minutes slower than your ideal race pace. I have never trained doing my long runs this slow. I was skeptical, BUT it seems to be working because I still retain my speed on my other runs and I do not feel like I am going to collapse after my long runs. Training is just that, training and I need to remember that. He says on long runs you are building your endurance not building up speed and I think that is finally clicking in this thick skull ;)
Hope you all had a great week!