Monday, July 8, 2013

Hartford Marathon Training Week 3

I swear that I will post something a lot more interesting than my weekly training recaps but I've been out and about enjoying summer in the down time between work craziness and the desire to be in front of a computer has just been sincerely lacking!

There has been a lot of time spent at my "happy place" aka Belmar. Say what you want about the Jersey shore but I wouldn't trade this, for the world.

Glorious Sunrises
Post run breakfast views.

My weekends are comprised of bikinis and running gear.
An FYI - my posting of workouts will show prescribed, and then the ACTUAL.

So without further ado, here we have it. Week 3 done and done.

Monday: 1 hour - 75 minutes CT + 15-20 minutes strength / Elliptical 45, Swim 40, 25 minute total body circuit

Tuesday: 7 miles + 10 minutes core / 6 miles : splits: 9:53, 9:30, 9:17, 9:38, 9:42, 9:25, 8:23 + planking and crunching fun

Wednesday: Speedwork / I choose rest....and happy hour. A girl's gotta have some fun right?

Thursday: Rest day became track day  - 2 mile w/u + 5x1 mile repeats @ 8:34 w 3 min rest + 2 mile c/d

Friday: 4 easy miles + Core + any extra CT / 4 not so "easy" miles: Splits: 9:05, 8:52, 8:34, 8:21 - but these miles felt good!

Saturday: Long run - 11 easy, slow miles / 11.06 miles: Splits: 10:01, 9:59, 9:51, 9:40, 9:36, 9:49, 9.51, 9:49, 9:42, 9:50, 9:43 - I couldn't get out of bed I started this at 7:30 and that was way too late. Must start earlier. I was a sweaty tired ass mess at the end. Also need to start eating before...I've said this to myself the past few weeks, at some point I will.

Sunday: 1 hour - 75 minutes CT + 15 - 20 minutes strength / 75 minute Swim + body weight exercises for 25 minutes - swimming felt fantastic.

Total: 30.5 miles for the week

And look, only 4 - you saw that - 4 days running. AND I'm NOT FREAKING OUT.

I am putting 100% faith in my coach and her altering my workouts based on performance. After rocking out the mile repeats and not dying reassessed the rest of the week and changed accordingly.

Things were feeling tight and sore for a while and have loosened up and my paces seem to slowly be dropping in what feels comfortable - and in this heat and humidity, I will count that as progress!

Feeling confident in the training thus far. But can't believe I am about to close out the first month of it. Time.Just.Flies.