Week one of marathon training is done! Felt great but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.
WEEK 1 DAY 1: 4 easy miles. This was my first run outside in a couple of days due to the snow and frigid temps- it felt good to finally go outside and run even though a part of the run was trudging through snow. pace: 8:12/time: 33minutes. a little quick, a little excited, high HR but took it easier on my other runs throughout the week. Shoes: Hoka Challenger ATR
WEEK 1 DAY 2: 5 easy treadmill miles. I have been becoming a fan of the treadmill lately. Netflix, music and hill intervals makes the miles fly by (kinda). After a 9 hour work day- I went straight to the gym on my way home and ran. pace: 8:36/43 minutes. Hoka Clayton 2.
WEEK 1 DAY 3: 3 on 3! 3 easy treadmill miles. I try and switch up the incline while running on the treadmill because outside it isn't always a 0.0 incline. The treadmill is good time to work on your form, using your arms, me personally I make sure my arms aren't crossing my body (which I do when I'm tired). Pace: 9:04/27 minutes. Adidas energy boost.
WEEK 1 DAY 4: then it was warm for my first workout of the training cycle! Started off with a warm up of 1.5 miles. Did some little dynamic stretching to open my hips up, high knees, arm and leg stretches. This workout called for 6 by 400 at 1:42 with 200 meter rest. The back half of the track had snow on it for about 80 meters. My spilts were (1:37, 1:33, 1:36, 1:36, 1:41, 1:35) My pacing was all over the place and I didn't know what kind of shape I would be in & I just wanted to ease into the first week of training. I took 200 meters rest in between intervals, & then warmed down for a 1.5 miles! 5.2 miles pace: 7:49/ 40 minutes. Nike Zoom Fly.
WEEK 1 DAY 5: it made sense for me to do a Friday long run since I didn't have work and had a crazy weekend schedule! I woke up early around 7 to go run outside because I thought the run wasn't starting until later in the morning. It was drizzling and when I went to go outside it was down pouring and windy and not good conditions to do a long run. I was thinking of ways to switch my schedule around to do my long run on Saturday and Sunday but it made sense to just bang it out on the treadmill. So 10 miles on the treadmill it was.........Brought my kindle with me and watched Grey's Anatomy (as always!) When I get halfway I was like basically checked out and texted my boyfriend to give me some motivation, took a Huma and got back into the groove and picked up the speed and changed the incline and those last couple of miles flew by! Took a little 30 second break when I hit an hour because gym treadmills suck. 10 miles. 8:42. 1 hour and 27 minutes. Hoka Clifton
WEEK 1 DAY 6: planned rest day. well worth it because I was so sore from my long run!
WEEK 1 DAY 7: finished the week off with a 4 mile run on the treadmill early Sunday morning! I woke up at 6:15 and was out the door, on the treadmill by 6:35 (I am not a morning person and I surprise myself sometimes!) Brooks Levitate.
OVERALL MILEAGE: 31.3 miles.
4 hours 27 minutes 325 feet.
Ready for week 2! Going to start incorporating strength training into my plan start next week!
run it kris.