I posted this on Instagram. 2 beer glasses for 2 NYC Marathons I did not run. I will for sure be buying another one this year, but that will be the lucky one that I get to run!
Ahh, the first week of training is done! I ended up running more than I had scheduled, which was fine since it’s the first week, but I won’t be doing it again, I plan on sticking to my plan as closely as possible.
Again, the first 5 weeks are all easy runs, so nothing too worthy of reporting. I need to remember to focus on stretching and foam rolling, I always stupidly skip it whenever I’m in the beginning of a new plan.
Here’s how the first week went down.
Tuesday: 5 miles easy
Wednesday: 4 miles easy
The very first 2 runs of my plan were done on the treadmill (womp, womp), but it was awful outside, like over 85 degrees and very humid, so it seemed necessary.
Friday: 4 miles easy with Em
Woke up early-ish, instead of sleeping in on my day off and ran with Em and took care of this adorable cat, his name is Duck. Our friends were away in Maine for the holiday weekend, so we gladly accepted the responsibility.
Saturday: 7 miles easy with GB
It was beautiful in Central Park on Saturday morning and GB and I had a great run together. I originally had 5 on my schedule, but GB and I did about 6 miles together + my cat sitting commute.
Sunday: 7.3 miles easy with Carla
Up early again to head down to Brooklyn, so I could meet up with Carla for a run. We did a loop of Prospect Park and then headed towards Smorgasburg. Again, we underestimated how long it was to Smorgasburg, so we ended up running 6 miles + my commute to cat sitting. I was originally supposed to run 6.
Smorgasburg was amazing though. I was too hungry to take any pictures, but I had a coconut doughnut from Dough, a fish taco, and a maple lemonade. Can’t wait to go back!
One of the BEST doughnuts I have ever had!!! I can’t stop thinking about it.
Stolen from their website.
Total: 27.3 miles
I will note that these first 5 weeks of training are different than what is on the Hansons schedule. The total mileage for the first 5 weeks was super low and then it suddenly jumps to 39, but they do suggest if you are already running more base mileage, just to keep doing what you’re doing. So, therefore, I kind of made up my own schedule for these first few weeks, in order for me to carefully build up to that 39 mile mark where the “real” training begins.
Hope everyone had an awesome long weekend!