Marathon Monday – Week 6

The beginning of last week was hot and muggy. On Monday I was struggling to drink enough water and I forgot about the worst part of training through the summer – my body despises the heat. I get extremely nauseated in the warmer temperatures so I think I’m going to need to fit in as many morning runs as possible. This means becoming a morning person and I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge. On Tuesday I struggled so badly that I couldn’t eat my dinner after my run. In fact, the only thing I could stomach was two sugar-free Jello cups and half a liter of soda water.

I also need to continue to find the balance between strength training and running, and get myself to the gym even when I really don’t want to go. Marathon training is not supposed to be easy.

Last week:

Monday: Strength Training (Arms) + 15 minute Benchmark run
Tuesday: 11K Long Run
Wednesday: Rest Day (3-hour Cake Decorating class)
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Toronto Waterfront 10K (Training plan only has 7.5K scheduled)
Sunday: Rest Day

Total Mileage: 23 kilometers

This week:

Monday: Strength Training (Arms) + 2.5 Tempo run
Tuesday: Nike Training Club leg workout + Cycle or Stair Master
Wednesday: Rest day (3-hour Cake Decorating course)
Thursday: Strength Training (Arms) + 3.5 Recovery Run
Friday: Strength Training (Legs + Core)
Saturday: 4.5 Tempo Run + Yoga
Sunday: TBD.

Total Strength Training Days: 4
Total Yoga Days: 1
Total Mileage: approx. 10.5 KM
Rest Days: 1

This week I’m a little nervous to be running such low mileage, but I trust in my plan, and it’s easy to see that with two tempo runs and strength workout (the Nike Training Club is part the plan that was built for me) that we’re working on speed and strength.


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