Marathon Monday: Week 15

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
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 25K Long Run
Sunday: Rest

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
Saturday: Yoga
Sunday: 26.5K Long Run + possible Yoga class

Strength Training: 3
Mileage: 45.6K
Rest days: 1 + Yoga

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