Monday, March 25, 2013

Marathon Weekly: Week 9





Week 9 means the peak weeks of training and luckily for me a happy hamstring! Unfortunately it also means I am entering the big weeks of the semester too, yuck! After another week off and lots of rolling, ice, etc I am running again and feeling great. I knew things were looking up when I managed to roll pain free and progressed to the tennis ball (or dog's Kong for lack of tennis ball one day!) for even deeper hamstring massage. 
Photo: Lose yourself in the things you love.
Is there anything better?
Spring is here but you'd never know looking outside: snow and cold continue and I am done with it. It did make not running slightly more tolerable.

Monday: Yoga DVD in morning & 1:15 on elliptical
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & 1 hour elliptical in evening
Wednesday: Speed intervals on elliptical 90 minutes, now this was boring!
Thursday: Slept in a skipped Spin, but 30 min elliptical and weights in afternoon
Friday: Morning Spin
Saturday: Easy 6.5 miles run 1:00:36 & core/weights
Sunday: 14.7 Miles 2:01:10 & 1 hour yoga, this was wonderful and the first time I have truly felt relaxed at the end of yoga.

And what's ahead for Week 10 of marathon training? More being smart and staying injury free and this. I am going to keep an extra cross training day in this week just to be safe. The forecast is for 40s by late week, finally! I need warmth, yes 40 is warm right now, and sun and nice running weather. Bring on the puddles, mud and running in shorts.

Goal: Continue to listen to my body, foam roll, ice and yoga. I hope to start some intervals later this week, maybe even on the track.

Monday: Yoga & 1 hour elliptical or pool running
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals- ladder workout)
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon run/weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: Easy run & Weights
Sunday: Long Run 18-20 Miles


How was your week? How Spring has brought better weather and great running.




26 comments:

  1. No Spring weather here yet. But very ready for it!!

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    1. I think this is the never ending winter, pretty sad I am getting excited about 40 and it is almost April :(

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  2. Great week, Jen! I'm also loving your goals for this week. I need to find that balance of cross-training and running (still).

    I am also really pumped about 40 degrees. We were "hard surface roads" only this morning for school. I'm wearing crops in protest to this never ending winter. :)

    xoxo

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    1. I have refused to wear a jacket all weekend in protest, let's hope it works!

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  3. I am so glad your hamstring was happy this weekend, yay!!

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  4. Great job Jen! I'm so glad the hammy is feeling better!!!

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  5. Your Sunday run was pretty quick!! You MUST be feeling better! Yeah for you!!!

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  6. As I sit here snowed in I'd say no to better weather. So happy the hamstrings are feeling better. I had a great training week last week! That makes 2 (or maybe 3) great weeks! I wonder if I can keep up the streak?

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    1. Ugh on the snow, this is just ridiculous! Hope the training keeps up :)

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  7. Glad your hamstrings are doing better! Winter keeps lingering here too, we just got another 6 inches of snow over the weekend, I can't wait for warmer temps!!! Good luck on your continued marathon training!

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    1. Yuck, what is with this winter? Hope you get warmer weather soon.

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  8. Not a newbie runner and just now learning about foam rolling...how crazy is that?

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    1. Give it a try, such a great running tool.

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  9. No spring weather here. A major snow storm with a foot of snow!

    What a great week! I love morning workouts but the meds I'm on right now has me sleeping through them. I'm hoping my body adjusts to the meds so I can get back to them. I actually think the speed training on the treadmill would be pretty okay. I love doing intervals on the treadmill and I don't see them as that much different. Although I am new to all the running stuff.

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    1. I love the treadmill for speed training, make it go much faster and less boring then just running.

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  10. I love that quote, and I'm totally stealing it too :) Last week and this week will be tiring. I'm teaching more fitness classes than usual, but I'm not complaining about the extra calorie burn!

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    1. It is such a great quote :) Have fun with the classes.

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  11. New follower here! I love your 2013 goals - can't wait to see what this year brings you!

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    1. Thanks, heading over to check out your blog :)

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  12. Looks like a great week, go you! You inspire me to keep up with my cross training instead of JUST running, thanks :)

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    1. I didn't used to be good at cross training and was always injured, it really has helped me keep up the workouts without overdoing the running.

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  13. I miss spin. Right now I feel like all i do is run, run, run, but I dropped my gym membership so no spin for me. And no spring weather yet, but it is supposed to arrive this weekend.

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    1. Luckily I work part-time at the gym and get my membership or I probably would have dropped mine too. Hope spring is here soon for us all!

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