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Marathon Training Week 3

Posted Feb 11 2013 6:42am



Week 3 of marathon training and finally some better weather! Now on to week 4 and 12 weeks until marathon week! I have 4 days left of the 30 day yoga challenge and happy to say I have made it! Most days are a short 15 minute workout but I feel like my legs are looser then before. I can tell I am back marathon training, I am a hungry! It is amazing what those few extra miles can do. I still remember back to my nearly 2 years of marathon training while breastfeeding and I'm no where near that, pretty sure I ate more then a teenage boy at that point!

I was thrilled this week to see the new trailer for the 2ndSpirit of the Marathon Movie…

The original Spirit of the Marathon is my go to motivation and I love to watch it the night before a race for a little extra inspiration. I am very happy with this week considering it began with a trip to the doctor and a questionable diagnosis. I no longer have foot pain and actually received a message from the radiologist that he saw “no fracture”!
Here’s my week recap: Monday: Easy 6.75 mile recovery run & Yoga on Gaiam TV Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening 6 mile Run Wednesday: Morning Run (9.6 miles middle 6.5 at half marathon pace 7:10-7:15) & Yoga on Gaiam TV  Thursday: Morning Spin & afternoon weights at home due to forgetting shorts for the gym (long school day!) Friday: Morning 8 mile hill run & Yoga on Gaiam TV Saturday: Morning 18.5 mile Run (changed long run due to storms) it was windy and slushy. Tough being back outside in this but mentally great J First 2 miles alone, 5.5 with running group and final 11 alone. Great combination. 15 minute yoga for runners Sunday: 6.5 mile recovery run/walk to the grocery store and back & weights.
Saturday's run along the river
And what's ahead for Week 4 of marathon training?   Goal: Push the speed intervals and not let the mental resistance kick in. I am considering a half marathon on Saturday (watching the weather) and hoping to run under 1:40
Monday: Morning Yoga Class & Afternoon Hill run Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching) Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals-1 mile repeats aiming for 6 min pace) & Evening Yoga  Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon weights Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga Saturday: ?Half Marathon (or 6-8 mile easy run) & Afternoon weights Sunday: Long run 16-18 miles if no half otherwise recovery run
How was your week in training? Have a training post of any distance, then link up and share stories, encouragement and concerns.

Weekly Training Link Up




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