So, I’ve been sick. That’s why it’s been so long since my last post. I basically missed my first 2 weeks of marathon training, so good thing I am working off of an 18 week schedule. I want to keep track of my training weekly here on the blog, I always enjoy reading others’ recaps.
Base building week: 25 miles
Week 1: 19 miles (Sick)
Week 2: 0 miles (Sick)
The weeks on my training schedule start on Saturday and go through Friday, so therefore I am technically starting my week with my Long Run.
Saturday: I started my 3rd week still sick, but managed a lousy 3.5 mile run with Kristin. I felt okay enough to run, but the cold weather absolutely destroyed my lungs and I was left with a coughing fit for the next 30 minutes following the run. Not good. No long run for me to start off my week.
Monday: Rejoin the gym! A successful, and easy 4 miles (9:30 pace) in the
warm hot gym on the treadmill. Plus some light lifting.
Tuesday: 2 x 1600 (7:47, 7:46) with w/u & c/d, 5 miles total – This was HARD. I don’t ever run that fast, but I hit my paces and pushed through. First workout where I really wanted to give up! I felt amazing after and I’m surprisingly looking forward to my next set of mile repeats.
Wednesday: Easy 4 miles (9:10 pace)
Thursday: 60 min Cardio/Strength class at the gym
Friday: 6 mile hill workout (9:30 pace) This is the first real hill workout that I’ve ever done and it was INSANE. It started out somewhat easy, but I was really pushing it by the end. Again, it was hard not to quit. This is what I did:
I did the whole workout at a 9:30 pace, until the end where it says MP, then I ran those at around an 8:57 pace. TOUGH. My coach gave me this to do, but if you are up for an intense hill workout, I definitely recommend it. Do it at your own pace.
Total: 22.55 miles + 2 Strength Training sessions
So, so happy to be back feeling like myself again, you really have no idea. I was so frustrated, it sucked being out of commission AGAIN for 2 weeks, I just wanted my life back. I know that sounds dramatic, but I was just sick at the end of December with something similar and also for 2 weeks. Wtf is wrong with my immune system? It’s time to become a germaphobe.
Everything was done on the treadmill! I’m a wimp and I really wanted to be cautious of irritating my lungs and throat. I’m still not 100% yet, but I’m getting there. I will be back running outside again next week.
Have a good weekend and stay safe in the snowstorm!