Hey, hi, what’s up!
We’re definitely making some serious “hey, you’re actually getting into marathon training” progress over here. I’m not past my half marathon point just yet (I believe that’s in a week), but training is definitely taking forefront and I’m giving a distinct place in my schedule for the workouts. I’m not doing anything crazy like giving up my social life, but I am getting up at the ass crack of dawn to get a long run done. I know, I can’t believe it either.
Monday: 3 miles (speed work) + lift legs
I’ve been doing the same 33 minute speed workout once a week on the treadmill. It’s hard. And I can’t always do the full speed level, but I’m getting there. Progress, right? And by progress, I mean I don’t feel like I’ll shoot off the end of the treadmill any minute.
Tuesday: 6 miles + lift back
Woof. This was not an easy six miler. Not. At. All. But I got it done, so yay! My backs been killing me and I’m not sure if it’s my slouchy ways or just from running longer miles (is that a thing?). Either way, I’m trying to strengthen my core and back to help.
Also known as my bed was waaaaay too comfy that morning to get up.
Thursday: 45 minute spin class + 2 miles
WOW. It was awesome to get back to spin class. I had fallen out of the habit, but being back made me realign my priorities. This is great cross training and completely exhausts your body. Obviously I jogged a few miles after class to keep up with my Fitbit challenges. I’m obsessed #sorrynotsorry. Am I the only one who loves their Fitbit?
Friday: 8 mile long run
The weekend was going to be busy AF, so I was proactive and decided to run my long run Friday morning before work. Yes, that means I got up at 5:00 a.m. to run. And yes, I’m pretty proud LOL. My intent was to go 10 miles, but I ran out of time. Otherwise, the weather was perfect (hi, 68 degrees, I love you) and the run felt good.
Saturday was jam packed with my cousin’s wedding prep. The wedding was SUPER fun and the venue was gorg.
Sunday: Walking, walking and more walking
I’m counting this as something like cross training since I walked around the hot, hilly Philadelphia zoo for my boyfriend’s nephew’s birthday for hours. It was awesome and I highly recommend going.
How’s your week/training going? Is anyone else obsessed with their fitness tracker (aka Fitbit)? How does it help your training?