And I’m done with week 2 of marathon training. I’ve decided to try and bring back marathon mondays where I recap my previous week of marathon training. Hopefully it won’t be too boring for you to read through. 🙂
Monday (Rest) – It has been incredibly difficult to rest when you’re on IG and looking at everyone’s running photos. LOL. It was tough, but I did it. I actually rested and wowee, my body needed it. Week 1’s activities wiped me out.
Wednesday (Rest) – Another day of rest. Wednesdays will be my only day of rest in a few weeks. I think during week 5 or 6, I’m supposed to do easy runs on Monday so that rest day will be gone. Yikes. Therefore, I plan to fully rest on Wednesdays. Got caught up on scrapbooking and organizing things around my place. Win.
Thursday (3 miles) – It was a double workout kind of day. 3 miles of running and 1 hour of intense cardio kickboxing. Do you know why it was intense? Because I pulled my gluteus maximus (aka my butt muscle) 20 minutes into the class and my hamstrings STILL HURT. LOL. I know I’m not supposed to cross train at all using this program, but I had a 10 class kickboxing pass I bought way back when and need to use it before it expired. I won’t make a habit of crosstraining too often. I promise. 🙂
Friday (3 miles) – Woke up SUPER sore from Thursday’s kickboxing class. I guess I did one too many squats and jab crosses. LOL. Was planning on going kickboxing again, but that didn’t happen. Ran an easy 3 miles and called it a day.
Saturday (5 miles) – Sigh. I am not a morning person, but since its’ getting warmer and I’ve joined a run group with Movin’ Shoes, I will wake up early to run. LOL. Got in 6 miles because everyone else was running around that distance. LOL. I’ve succumbed to peer pressure. 🙂 It also happened to be Global #sportsbrasquad day so I put my insecurities aside and ran with just a sports bra. It was nerve wracking at first, but I ended up having a lot of fun chatting with another girl and forgot about my insecurities for that hour. 🙂
Sunday (5 miles) – Because I ran a little more that required during the other days, I only had to run 3.5 miles. Thank god too! I was packing all weekend and was really tired. I ended up forcing myself out the door midafternoon for a run and the run was not pretty. My legs felt like lead the entire way through, but I’m glad I got it done.
Total Mileage: 21 miles!
For this upcoming week, I’m hoping to repeat last’s week running schedule. 🙂 Wish me luck!
Question of the day: Are you training for anything and if you are, how is it going?