The LA Marathon is 24 days. TWENTY FOUR. Oh my land. So lets talk training ….
It was a slow start. Pneumonia will do that to you apparently. And lets just say that toddlers preschool and the worst cold and flu season in history has been a bit of a challenge. December and most of January was a wash … but I buckled down and In all honesty I made some sacrifices in my life in order to fit in the time to train while taking care of my family (i.e – this blog) but it was the right decision for me.
I’m also really proud of myself and I have to say that I’m feeling cautiously confident for this marathon. I’m 100% outside of my comfort zone here. Typically I have a detailed 14-16 week training plan that I rarely falter from … but I’ve learned so much these past few months. Namely that nothing goes as planned. However that doesn’t make it wrong or bad, I am rolling with this life as best I see fit. Marathon training is not always a priority but its ok, quality training is a trustworthy thing.
And quality it has been. Here are a few highlights.
This week and next are peak weeks in my training cycle and I basically feel like if I’m not being a mom I am running with some sleeping in between. Its crazy, but its temporary and a huge confidence boost for me. Here is what my running week looks like this week:
Monday: (Cross Train – Spin) COMPLETE
Tuesday: (Two a days – 2 x 30 minute easy run) COMPLETE 7.5 MILES TOTAL
Wednesday: (Technique day – 10 Min warm up, 3×2 miles at Half Marathon Pace w/ 2 minute recover, 10 min cool down) COMPLETE 8 MILES TOTAL. AMAZING WORKOUT HMP WAS 7:30/MILE
Thursday: (Rest – Yoga) COMPLETE
Friday: Long run – 22-24 miles w/ 2 minute pick up every 15 minutes
Saturday: Recovery Run 40 Mins
Sunday: 60 Minutes with pick ups throughout
So LA MARATHON here I come, I have no expectations and my goals are not time related – but we will talk about those when it gets closer.
An exciting announcement! I am officially a Skechers Sponsored Athlete and Ambassador. I have been running in the Go Run2 and the Go Run Ride for the duration of my training and I wholeheartedly love them.
I will be working with the fine people at Skechers to show you all just how amazing they are. And if you want a little taste of whats to come … THIS