Another exciting week of marathon training. And no I am not being sarcastic.
Week #2, June 16-22
Monday: 1 mile WU, 40 minutes @ 10:00, 1 mile CD
Done. WU and CD miles at 10:32 pace and 4 miles at 9:52 pace.
Wednesday: Run 45 mins @ 10:45 pace
Went outside at 6am and it was already hot and humid. Took it slow and ran for 45:14 minutes for total miles of 4.20 @10:46 pace.
Thursday: 1 mile WU, 3 x 400m @ 9:10 (1 min RI), 1 mile CD
Great workout! WU and CD @ 10:32 pace, 400m @9:09 pace. After first interval, I made mental note to let Coach Sara know that it was easy and to give me more. However, after second one, I was getting tired and decided they weren’t that easy after all. Ha, after third one, I was tired and for sure knew I couldn’t do more. Well, now that I have had time to reflect on it, they were challenging but yet I was able to do them. Regardless, I still like them.
Friday: 45 minutes cross-train
I got a massage that morning. My quads and calves were tight and the masseuse mentioned it one than once. I did feel much better afterwards. After my massage I went to the gym for 20 minutes on the elliptical and 10 on the bike. Oh goodness, I need to find something else to do to cross-train because I get so bored on the elliptical and the bike.
Saturday: 8 miles @ 11:03 min pace
Great run! Ran 8 miles @ 11:05 pace. Felt great the last two miles. Oh, and almost perfect negative splits.
This time I did make it to bikram yoga. It felt so good being there. There are a few poses I struggle with but I made every effort to do all of them.
- I ran with my water belt for my runs on Wednesday and Saturday. I know it was only 45 minutes on Wednesday but it was a humid morning and I drank both water bottles before I was done with my run. For Saturday’s run I had HEED Sports Drink. It wasn’t a hot morning but it was definitely humid.
- I’ve been going to Bikram Yoga River North and my only complaint is the parking. Ugh, I hate paying for street parking every time I go there. Last year I purchased a pass for 10 classes and I have 3 more to go before it expires next month. I’ve looked into Corepower Yoga which is about 20 minutes from my house (with free parking). I think it is pricy but as a full-time teacher, I can get a discount. Another thing I like about this place is that if offers a variety of yoga classes (Hot Power Fusion, CorePower Yoga Sculpt, etc) and not just hot yoga.
- Next Saturday’s long run is 7 miles. Let’s see if I can run again negative splits.
- I am (my legs too) itching for a race.