Week 10 is done yet I still cannot believe I have been training for over 2 months! I officially now have more weeks behind me than ahead of me. I’m not gonna lie, that scares me a little bit! This was my second time incorporating a race into a long run and it went pretty well!
Yoga and a LOT of stretching, foam rolling and PT exercises. My legs were so sore from RnRPhilly weekend.
7 mile run
60 minute Boot Camp Class. The class focused a lot on legs so it was a little rough for me, lol.
This was such a busy day – work, ART appointment, 6 mile tempo run, shower and change, and then off to celebrate my friend’s birthday! But like I mentioned earlier this week, you have to maintain a social life while marathon training!
5 miles. Fridays are usually my rest days but since my long run is on Sunday this week, I switched a few things around.
St. Jude Walk/Run to end Childhood Cancer. I walked this race to keep my legs fresh for Sunday’s long run.
18 miles, including the Bronx 10 Mile (recap later on this week)
Total Miles – 36 miles
Training Cycle – 269.45 miles
Grade – A
I was pretty exhausted this week but I think that’s normal, right? I knew that this phase of training would be the most difficult so I’m not surprised about how I feel. My long run this week went pretty well. I ran two miles before the race, completed the race, and then ran 6 miles. It wasn’t easy by any means but I was happy with the pace and I got it done. After I got home and showered, I was relaxing and all of a suffer I got the CHARLIE HORSE FROM HELL!! It was SO painful and it was weird because it happened a few hours after I finished running. I guess that means that I didn’t take in enough electrolytes during my run so that is something to work on for next week’s 20 miler.
One more thing, check out this sale from Pro Compression on their marathon elite socks! I LOVE these socks because of the extra padding in the foot and they work great for long runs. Use code ELITE to save 42% off these socks, but hurry as the sale ends today (9/25)!
If you have any training tips, please let me know in the comments – I welcome any advice!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!