I’m officially down to single digit weeks until my first marathon. It’s part terrifying, part exhilarating, part exhausting, but I’m surviving (so far).
For the first time in this training cycle I am seriously tired. Every day last week I wanted to come home from work and take a nap, and yesterday afternoon I needed one so badly but was away from my home all day long. Instead I fell asleep around 9-9:30PM, and kept hitting my Snooze button until 7AM. I woke up so late that I had to grab a salad and yogurt from the grocery store for lunch and will have to do all my meal prepping tonight. I also took Rest Days before and after my long run because my body could not handle anymore training.
This week, I’m taking training day-by-day. I might incorporate more yoga and stretching and less strength training into my routine until I feel able to train hard again.
Here’s a look at what I did last week:
Monday: Strength Training (arms) + 5K Recovery Run
Tuesday: Strength Training (legs) + 30min Cycle
Wednesday: 7x800m Speed Training
Thursday: Strength Training (arms + core) + 20min StairMaster
Saturday: 25K Long Run
Total Mileage: 35.6K
What I’m hoping to accomplish this week:
Monday: Strength Training (arms) + 7x800m Speed Training
Tuesday: 8.5K Recovery Run
Wednesday: Rest Day (My momma’s birthday!)
Thursday: Strength Training (legs) + 5K Tempo Run
Friday: Strength Training (arms, core) + 30min Cycle
Sunday: 26.5K Long Run + possible Yoga class
Strength Training: 3
Rest days: 1 + Yoga