Training for: Marine Corps Marathon October 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C
Method: Run Less, Run Faster Novice Marathon Training
Goal: a) Finish b) sub 5:00:00
Two weeks down, 14 to go! This week went much better than the last. I’m happy with the way my training is going and really looking forward to adding on some longer runs.
Monday: 4 x 800 with 2 minute rest
Total 2.65 miles in 26:00 (9:49/avg)
Tuesday: Swimming/Kicking 12 laps each, alternating with 1 minute rest after every 2 laps
Thursday: 6.98 miles in 1:23:06 (11:54/avg) This was while pushing the baby. I discovered that when I need to run with her, we need to drive to the bike path and then run. The roads leading to the bike path have crap for sidewalks & it is difficult getting there! She took a nap while I did all the work – the nerve! (haha)
It amazes me how much easier this run was, with the stroller, than my long run last week, post stomach bug. When I set out for those miles,I didn’t realize just how weak I was from being sick earlier in the week. I was relieved to have a much easier run this time.
Saturday: 5 mile trail run in 1:05:30 – I’m still waiting for the official time but I know it was close to that. This was a VERY small race and the results aren’t up yet. boo! Race recap to come!
I’m enjoying the 3 runs a week. It’s manageable for me with a family and other interests. I like adding a swim in and I’m hoping to do a little more this week. Body Pump? Biking? Zumba? We’ll see! Check back next week.
I’m raising money for Girls On The Run, my goal is $1500 and I’m 40% there! If you are interested in helping me reach my goal please donate here, thank you!
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