I am approaching Marathon #2 a little differently.
- Set weekly goal miles instead of day-by-day: Last marathon training I would get frustrated with my plan – some days my legs just wanted to GO LONGER or do a different type of speed work than what my daily calendar had me planned for. So, this marathon I set weekly goal miles and the # of miles for my weekly long runs. The rest of the days I can ‘do whatever’ my body is feeling.
- My legs have really been responding well to taking a nice and easy bike ride after my long runs so I will continue this.
- Cross training (swim/bike/weights/yoga specific), compression gear, and high amounts of protein has really helped me recover
- Continue focusing on negative splits for ALL my runs
***I have to keep reminding myself to follow the set plan. I always want to increase the mileage to fast and end up getting injured. NOT this time. Accepting lower mileage is not being weak, it is smart.
Running Miles Goal 30 Miles with a 13 Mile LR
Actual 34.8 Miles
Monday: 0.40 Mile Run warm up (Foot Pain), 20 Minutes Weights Legs + Abs
-Awesome Raina from Small Town Runner had told me to write my ABS’s with my foot to help with ankle pain. I got RIGHT ON practicing my ABS’s while sitting at my desk and it has helped significantly.
Tuesday: 10.2 Mile Tempo Run, 40 Minutes Cycling, 30 Minutes Total Body Weights + Abs (Foot was slightly hurting until about mile 7)
Wednesday: 6.2 Mile Easy Run, 55 Minutes Cycling, ¾ Mile Swim
Thursday: Rest Day, ½ mile Swim
Friday: MY BIRTHDAY 15 Mile Run (Finished this run really strong… I wanted to continue but I had to get back to work)
Saturday: 60 Minutes Cycling Trainer - Intervals
Sunday: 20 Minutes Cycling Trainer, 30 Minutes Ttl Body + Abs, 3 Mile Shakeout Run
Turned 25 years YOUNG this past Friday.
My birthday was great for me. I am not your typical extroverted social bug so my day consisted of:
Productive day at work, nice long run, dinner on the couch watching Stossel and Cavuto, and most importantly…
My dad surprised me with THIS: