Ya know, I think most of the world will agree that when you work a ton of hours, then add some kickass marathon training into the mix sometimes blogging has a way of falling off the priority list.
I have had some questions via email from my loyal fans asking about my training leading up to Smuttynose in October. Last week was a pretty solid, pretty typical, and also manageable week in my training log so I'll share!
Monday: Off, Tuesday is typically my day off but I actually had a chance to rest up for a couple hours today. Hit the comfy chair, slip into some sexy little compression socks and drink a beer. Recovery of the champs right there kids! (Monday is usually my Yoga day- but the Holiday messed up that plan!)
|I am slowly changing my feelings about yoga. I yoga first drink second!!|
And don't worry. I'm not turning into one of those bloggers who relies heavily on cartoons....
Tuesday: Track workout! I had 4 800's on this that were to be done in the 3:20 range. While this is a decent enough workout I also felt it was within my comfort zone. I did the repeats in 3:18, 3:16 (then had to dash off the track and move my car because the lot was being swept...) 3:23, 3:16. So all within the correct range. A total of 7 miles on the day.
|Round and round.|
Wednesday: 20 miles on the bike. This took about 1:15 and with the hills we have in the area was a good ass kicker. I also did 30 minutes of core (if anyone wants to know more about my core routine holler, until then I'll assume that reading about core is like watching paint dry.)
|Giving Fiona a workout...|
Thursday: 6 miles at base pace (mid 8's) with some drills thrown in. I call it prancercising... And it amuses the people of my town to no end. I also did 30 minutes of core and 20 minutes of foam rolling. This falls into the "easy day" category.
Then I did a really quick fashion show and pranced around like a boss in my pimpin' new Oiselle Kit.
Friday: Negative split 10 miler. started off easy in the high 8's. Made it easily into the 8:15 range by mile 4, cranked it up for an 8:06, 8:00, 7:35 for my final 3 working miles. It was solid, but I felt great throughout. Hit up the foamroller for about 20 minutes post run.
Saturday: Had to make this my long run day instead of Sunday due to some scheduling stuff. 19 miles in 2:47 in cool, damp weather. Nothing exciting to report, I have had a string of decent long runs and I am going to quietly enjoy this and try like crazy not to jinx it! I finished the day with compression, foamrolling and some serious snacks.
Sunday: Was supposed to be an hour easy bike. My Bestie needed a little long run company so I slapped on my shoes at 4:30 AM and headed out for a gentle 8.5. My legs appreciated the shake out and it was a good way to finish up my week!
So there my friends is a week of marathon training. Not as high mileage as some of you fast types but still a good effort from my vantage point. I think I ended up with 51 miles which makes me feel happy- that's my perfect get fit but don't die marathon training mileage total.