Monday, July 29, 2013

Marathon Weekly Updates

Coffee & macarons
Week 6 meant more morning workouts and much cooler weather. I failed to get in a swim this week and once again slept through Tuesday spin! The week went pretty well and I am extending the time between treatments on my leg which is great news but I am still rethinking Fall goals and what I hope to accomplish. This weekend the temps barely reached about 60, it was perfect for long runs but a big shock to the system after the heat!

Monday: 4.5 mile run 37:01 (including 2 min cool down walk) back to morning workouts!J Had to try out my new shoes on the TM. Core/pilates
Tuesday: Strength with trainer. Evening 6 mile run coaching
Wednesday: Early 5 mile run with hills (42:01) and 2 mile walk to playground/store
Thursday: Morning run/walk to/from playground 7 miles and evening 5K race (21:59)
Friday: Spin class and core/strength
Saturday: 20.3 mile long run (2:48:00) and it felt decent, pain free but I rolled like a crazy woman after!
Sunday: Recovery run 4.7 miles, then 0.3 mile walk while O ran and core/strength. Evening 2 mile walk to store.


Week 7 means almost halfway through and speedwork is still lacking L I will be forced to take 2 complete rest days (Friday and Saturday and an easier Sunday) thanks to a procedure on Friday so the start of the week will be packed with workouts and may even look like I’m overdoing it but I plan to fatigue my body and push hard knowing those rest days are ahead.

Monday: Failed at morning workout L Possibly a swim later and evening run with friends
Tuesday: Spin in am and Strength with trainer. Evening run coaching
Wednesday: Early run (attempting intervals) and Morning walk with mommy friends Yoga with O
Thursday: Morning pilates and Strength and evening run with friends
Friday: Forced rest due to having a procedure done this day
Saturday: Walking at Matt’s triathlon, but forced no “real” workout
Sunday: Run and easy strength if feeling okay. I am considering an inversion yoga class that starts today


As I’m sure anyone reading this blog for a while now has figured out I don’t rest well! How do you deal with forced rest days? I guess I can take my forced days to do some house cleaning and prepare for a late summer garage sale.





14 comments:

  1. Great long run this week!! Forced rest days are annoying, especially if they're ones when I'm not actually injured. Sometimes I have "forced" rest days merely because I have sooo much going on. Those are the worst. I guess it's better than being hurt though. Good luck with your training this week.

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    1. So true, when injured it makes sense :)

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  2. I like scheduled rest days that are part of my training plan. I think it allows me to push harder on training days knowing that my body will have some recovery time.

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  3. I am loving the cooler mornings!!

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  4. 60 degrees??? I am so jealous!!! Great training Jen! Definitely take those rest days though! You know how good they are for you! ;-)

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    1. 60 was the high! I love it for running but not the rest of the day.

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  5. I'm so jealous that your temps are in the 60s! I'm in Las Vegas and we're still in the 100s.

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    1. I won't do anything over 80 degrees!! Good luck with your procedure!
      emma @ a mom runs this town . com

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    2. Thanks Emma. No tough runs for me over 80 for sure!

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  6. you know what is good for rest days, active recovery. Like walking, or yoga or pilates.
    I know you might hate the rest days, but you'll juts wear down your body and you don't want to have an injury right before an event. That is no fun.

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    1. I usually take my rest days as active with walks and pilates or swimming but these will be complete rest!

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