Guess what, guys? I ran FIVE days this week, including a speed workout and a long run in the double digits! I feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things and am comfortable saying I’m actually in training for the Charles River Marathon. I felt surprisingly good after last weekend’s trail race, so I hit up the track this week and really felt like I was flying at the end of a tough workout. I won’t be on the track as much once I’m digging into distance training, so this was a fun treat. Wednesday I think some soreness caught up to me and I felt pretty yucky during my easy run, but it was my last chance to run with Denise while she was in town.
Thursday I wanted to get in an 8 mile run, but I just wasn’t quite there yet. I did get in 6.5 miles and strides, which is the most I’ve done on a weeknight in ages. Again, it was hot and humid, so I was really happy with this run. Saturday I was trying to wait out the humidity and ended up running in the rain for about 4 miles. I felt pretty good and ended up with some strong tempos (7:37, 7:22) on a hilly route. Coupled with an awesomely challenging hot yoga class, I slept like a baby Saturday night 🙂 Sunday I woke up to PERFECT running weather and breezed through a solo 11 miler. I think it’s safe to say I’m getting back to it!!
I also have a couple of big things in the works running-wise and life-wise. Life update is coming next week–sorry for the teaser, but I promise it’s super exciting and that I’m not pregnant 🙂 Running-wise, I’m doing a trial with a new coach! I’ll have more on that soon, but it’s someone local which I think could work really well for me.
Weekly total: 30.6 miles
- Monday: off (post-race rest day)
- Tuesday: Track!! 4 x 200, 2 x 400, 2 x 800, 2 x 400, 4 x 200 for 3.9 total
- Wednesday: AM-4.1 easy miles, PM-75 minute hot yoga class
- Thursday: 6.5 hot miles with strides
- Friday: PT exercises and foam rolling
- Saturday: AM-75 minute extra steamy hot yoga, PM-5 tempo miles in the rain
- Sunday: 11 mile long run
Linking up with The Weekly Wrap (hosted by Hoho Runs and Taking the Long Way Home).
10 thoughts on “Weekly recap: back to marathon training!”
I used to like taking hot yoga, but I stopped when summer comes. It is so hot and humid outside during my runs that I don’t want to go inside somewhere where it is too. If I am going inside it better be in air conditioning…haha. Good job on your runs!
Haha I totally feel you. Luckily it hasn’t gotten super duper hot here in MA yet–I may change my tune and go for some unheated classes in a few weeks.
Yay for getting back at it! I’m excited to follow your training for the Charles River Marathon!
That’s some total, I know the feeling. I have started training for a marathon in the UK, going to blog a bit too. I think I am only up to 20m per week yet….but it will come. Best of luck
Good for you! It’s always tough building the mileage back up, but slow and steady is definitely the way to go. Best of luck with your training!!
Good luck with your training! It’s always fun to be back in an official training plan.
Thank you! Agreed–I love having the structure in place.
Looks like you had a great week! It’s been hot and humid here too!
Thanks! Good luck with the heat and humidity–guess we better get used to it 😉
It sounds like a great training week. I hope your new coach works out well. The right coach can make a huge difference in training. Thanks for linking!