Marathon Weekly: Week 7
What a week! First a snowstorm (2 feet+) with cancelled school, then rain and wind. Come on sun and warmth! Early week runs were great considering the conditions but that all changed when Saturday turned into a puddle jump/ice skating race.
I tried a new pre-run fuel this week and not sure what to think. My trainer gave me some Generation UCan: a starch based fuel that sounds great, no GI issues, and can get someone through a marathon on nothing else. I mixed up the packet for Wednesday and tried, I really did, but could only drink maybe 1/4. It was like it said, starchy. I can only compare to what I assume drinking corn starch would be like, yuck! Anyone else try this? Tricks to get it down? My issue is I either have too much in my stomach or not enough fuel to get started. How is it after 20 marathons I still haven't figured this out?
|Not too appetizing!|
Monday: 9 Miles Hill intervals on the treadmill
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run 5.5 miles
Wednesday: Morning Run 12.5 miles of attempted speed, but snowy roads kept it slower
Thursday: Afternoon weights/Easy 4 Mile run (slept in a skipped spin)
Friday: Morning Spin
Saturday: 10 Mile race (last minute free entry!) with 1 mile w/u & c/d in cold, wind & rain. Not as I hoped and many issues (more about this later)
Sunday: Run fail thanks to hamstring pain, instead gave up after 2 miles and finished with 8 miles on the elliptical & Weights
And what's ahead for Week 8 of marathon training? My first 1/2 marathon of the year!
Goal: Listen to my body. Now is the time to not be stupid. I am foam rolling like a crazy person and did yoga, taking a couple run days off until this hamstring stops. Race goals: sub 1:34, but will be happy with sub 1:38 (or that's what I tell myself)
Monday: Yoga to start the day & elliptical
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals- ladder workout) as long as the leg feels fine
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon weights/possible easy run
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: Half Marathon (+ 1-2 mile warm up)
Sunday: Recovery Run & Weights
How was your week in training? Have a training post of any distance, then link up and share stories, encouragement and concerns.
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