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Marathon Monday: Week 3 Training

Posted Feb 04 2013 6:34am

This is week 1 of Marathon Monday (although week 3 or training) I am partnering with Ashley at The Preppy Runner for a weekly link up of training post. Share you week in training, your frustrations and revelations. What is going great and what needs work? Whether you are training for a marathon, triathlon, 5K or anything in between join us every Monday and share your week of training.

I finally feel like I am back to training, long runs & speed intervals make me happy! Yes I know I am crazy! 
Goals: Here I go writing it down for all to see My race goal: In a perfect world 3:15 (but I will be happy with anything under 3:30)
So far training has been going well, I found my motivation and hope it sticks. The issues now are the weather: seriously if I need to do another treadmill run I will scream! and my foot which I honestly think I broke 3 weeks ago, yes while in Costa Rica and it was stupid. I was showering the first night there and the dinner plate sized shower head fell on right off the hook onto my foot! I joked to Matt that it was broken but honestly what was going to happen in Costa Rica. I had already experienced their health care (not for myself!) the first time we were in the country and I questioned their diagnostic ability over mine. But now 3 weeks later I can only wear certain shoes, can't bend the foot or touch the bone without pain I am seriously thinking this might be the problem. Now the question do I take the time to get a real diagnosis? Running doesn't hurt until afterwards or with one pair of shoes (solution avoid the shoes, right?). Am I the only one who does stupid stuff like this? 
So how was Week 2... Pretty much on target! Sunday: Long morning run 15 miles in the snow & afternoon weights Monday: Easy 5.1 mile Run & Yoga on Gaiam TVTuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening 6 mile Run Wednesday: Morning Run (9.25 miles 1/2 mile Speed Intervals) & Yoga on Gaiam TV  Thursday: Morning Spin & weights Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga on Gaiam TVSaturday: Morning 8.5 mile Run & Afternoon weights Sunday: 17.1 mile strange run:yet another sub 0 day so to warm up the run started with 6 on the TM followed by time to bundle up and head outside hoping to finish only to nearly fall multiple times on the snow covered roads and end wit a throbbing head due to the wind so it was back inside to the TM to finish the run! short yoga

The face of winter running!
And what's ahead for Week 3 of marathon training besides begging Mother Nature for warmer weather...
Monday: Morning Yoga Class & Easy afternoon recovery run
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching) Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals-1 mile repeats aiming for 6 min pace or faster) & Evening Yoga  Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon weights Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga Class Saturday: Morning 8-10 mile Run & Afternoon weightsSunday: Long run 16-18 miles

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