Monday, April 8, 2013

Marathon Week 11





Week 11 means 2 more peak weeks of training then taper, yikes. My glute (probably piriformis) is a little better but still sore after my long run. Good news is it’s nowhere near as bad as last week. The best part of this past week, discovering that the local trails are mostly clear of snow!  Here’s how my week went, still taking an extra day off running and hitting the elliptical instead.

View on Wednesday's run, almost looks warm!
Monday: 1:15 on elliptical
Tuesday: 1 hour bike trainer @ home. Weights with trainer morning & 6 mile run 52:10 in evening (coaching)
Wednesday: 12.5 mile tempo run 1:32:35 (Laura's 5 by the 5th as part of this run) & core
Thursday: Morning Spin and weights/core
Friday: Spin
Saturday: 7.5 easy run (coaching) & core
Sunday: 17.1 mile long run 2:26:34 (started with 4 miles with puppy) I tried Huma Gel (apple cinnamon) for the first time and it actually tastes great, I only took 1 and think I needed more fuel but will try these again.
And what's ahead for Week 12 of marathon training? More being smart and staying injury free and this. Increasing my mileage a bit and continuing to work on speed and hills. Still spending lots of time with my roller and started some rehab exercises for my hamstring/glute.

Goal: Continue to listen to my body, foam roll, ice and actually get to yoga this week. I am running a 10 Mile race Saturday, I am familiar with the area but no idea on the exact course. My goals are A: sub1:08, B: sub1:10, C: 1:15 Matt and O are also racing on Saturday as well as a few of our friends, can’t wait now hoping the weather cooperates.

Monday: Yoga & 1 hour elliptical
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Tempo run) during preschool
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon run 3-4 miles/weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: 10 Mile Race & Weights (Race Goal <1:10 span="">
Sunday: Long Run 12-14 Miles

How was your week? Remember 1 more day to enter the Spring Giveaway I have a big announcement coming tomorrow, come back and see what crazy adventure I will take on next?



20 comments:

  1. Yes listen to that body!!! You are so close!!! I can't wait to try my Huma gel!

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    1. Thanks, I can't believe race day is almost here!

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  2. Great week Jen! Glad the glute is feeling better...keep rolling! I LOVE Huma Gel! It's has become my number 1 choice for fueling! Have a great week this week!

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    1. Thanks for introducing me to Huma gel :)

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  3. Good luck at the ten miler! Take it easy at spin on Friday... I had spin Thursday and my quads were still sore for my race on Sat! But it wasn't really a 'goal' race, just another hard tempo run. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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    1. I'm considering skipping spin for yoga to save my legs :)

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  4. I love that you have set goal times for your 10 miler and can't wait to hear how you do!! Looks like coaching is picking up for you and that those 'easy' runs are holding you back just enough to rest some. It's all good!!!

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    1. Thanks, hoping the weather and legs cooperate on Saturday :)

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  5. May have to try that Huma gel. I'll be running my first pre-marathon training run this Saturday....14 miles! It's the farthest so far.

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    1. Have fun with the 14 miles, come back next week I'm giving away some Huma Gel :)

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  6. Great training week Jen! Chad and I just bought 2 boxes of the Huma. Love that I have that as a convenient option for long runs.

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    1. I need to order some, I've been running with Hammer drink but hate carrying bottles on a race.

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  7. I still need to try Huma. It sounds like just what I need!

    Great training week and listening to your body! I can't believe it's so close to taper time already!

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  8. You had a wonderful training week! As always, I love how consistent you are. Listening to your body is always the best when it comes to exercise.

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    1. It has been a long process but I am learning.

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  9. I finally started to do some core workouts ;)

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    1. Core work has helped me a lot not to mention it has gotten my abs back in shape after pregnancy :)

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