Monday, April 22, 2013

Marathon Weekly- Fueled by Cupcakes



Week 13 meant the final peak week of training and now I taper, yikes. After a little recovery from the hilly 10 Mile Race I feel pretty great. This week brought yet another snow storm complete with 1 foot of snow and blizzard conditions, it also brought 1 day of shorts.


Monday: Yoga & 12.5 mile hill workout
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & 7.5 mile hill run with speed intervals (thanks to new guy at run group!) 53:30
Wednesday: Sluggish Morning 9 mile Run 1:13:20
Thursday: Morning 45 min Bike Trainer & Afternoon run 4.6 miles 35:00 + weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga with O (her request)
Saturday: 22.2 miles 3:14:05
Sunday: 5.1 mile recovery run 43:50 & Afternoon weights

And what's ahead for Week 14 of marathon training? Taper! Not a fan of tapering, the first week is fine but then I go nuts. It won’t help that we are finally reaching 60 degrees this week, I’ll need to restrain myself for wanting to get out and run all the time. But before that we are in the midst of yet another winter storm warning today, are you kidding?

Goal: Continue to listen to my body, foam roll, ice and stretch. Hoping for clear sidewalks and running in shorts after this last (I hope) snow storm! Get back on track with healthy eating after my cupcake and wine indulgence this weekend.

Monday: Yoga & 8-10 mile hill repeats
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Tempo or Intervals run) during preschool
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon run 3-4 miles/weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: 16-18 mile long run
Sunday: Recovery Run/walk 3-4 miles (local run for Boston) & weights

How was your week? Remember the Huma Gel I mentioned last week, well come back tomorrow for a chance to win your own (for real this time, sorry things got crazy last week).


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12 comments:

  1. I tried out Huma Gel this week and love it!! It seems like it would be a lot but my stomach was a-ok with it! Good luck as you start your tapering...and that lots of sun will come out and melt all that snow!

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    1. Snow is melting but there is more on the way :( I am loving the Huma Gel :)

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  2. I am always so impressed by all your doubles. You seriously need to do a "day in the life of post" to show us how to manage to pull it off!

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    1. lol, maybe I will do a day in the life but things aren't too exciting just taking advantage of sleeping kid and her class time :)

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  3. Great job Jen! And go away winter weather! So sorry you're still dealing with snow!

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    1. Thanks Mindy :) Just when it starts to get nice the snow returns :(

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  4. What a great week! You really make me tired and wonder how you balance all that work with a family. :)

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    1. A lot of early morning workouts and I take advantage of naptime :)

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  5. Of course taper time comes when the weather gets nice! Nice job on the week!

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    1. Yep, 70s finally on the way :) Oh well guess I just get to sit outside and enjoy it!

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  6. Can't believe you had more snow - enough of winter already! Good luck with your taper! Oh and I love Huma Gel - don't think I'll ever use another gel!

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