Monday, February 4, 2013

Marathon Monday: Week 3 Training





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 TV
Tuesday: 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 TV
Saturday: 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 weights
Sunday: Long run 16-18 miles









14 comments:

  1. Jen - Nice training this week! I'm so impressed by you getting out in the freezing cold for your long runs! My 14 miler is this weekend - getting excited! Loving our link party so far. :)

    xoxo,
    Ashley

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    1. Thanks. This winter has been brutal :( Ready for spring!

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  2. Great week of training! I can't imagine running in that cold of weather! Wow! I hope the foot is ok girl.

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    1. Thanks, I guess I have no choice on the cold since I am ready to throw the treadmill out a window!

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  3. Sadly I do stupid stuff like this too, but we should know better. Get that foot looked at!!
    Love your training week! Spinning rocks!

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    1. Isn't that the worst part? I know better! Love spinning but think I need to cut back to 2x week soon to increase running while training.

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  4. Yes! Love your marathon training. Sorry about your foot :-(. Are you going to get it checked out?

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    1. At the doctor right now after a painful 6.5 miles today :(

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  5. Great job in getting out there! I'm ready for Mother Nature to stop with the cruel tricks too. How many days till Spring? I hope to join in on the link up next week...marathon training here we go!

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    1. I hope not many days! Yeah for marathon training :)

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  6. anxious to know what the doctor says?? deep bruise is all I hope. Keep us posted!

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    1. Thanks, still not sure what the answer is. The joy of seeing family practice, he wasn't sure if he saw a fracture or not (I guess in my reading experience I had the same answer).

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  7. Wow - that is some awesome training you have scheduled!

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    1. Taking advantage of my final week before being back to school!

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