Truth be told, week 6 was not very nice to me. MY legs felt heavy all week and I didn’t feel too well on Friday. Besides that, I’m happy to be almost half way through marathon training with a somewhat happy IT band and a less sore runner’s knee. The daily PT exercises that I do, combined with foam rolling twice a day and weekly ART appointments and helping to keep everything pretty happy 🙂
6 mile tempo run. Tempo runs are not my friend. I repeat, tempo runs are not my friend.
4 mile easy run. The temperature was a little more manageable so I had the opportunity to run my BGR-Stamford group. It was a great run!
60 minute Boot Camp class. This class always kicks my butt but it’s so worth it to get in good strength training.
6 mile easy run. I was working in NYC that day so I had to do this run before work. I am not a fan of the 5am workout club but it’s so nice to have the run done nice and early.
REST DAY 🙂
14 mile long run. This was such a BAD run – GI issues, leg pains, heavy legs and nausea. I wanted to quit at mile 9 (I actually ended up walking that entire mile), but I somehow got it together to finish the run. It was slow and I didn’t hit my “long run pace” but I was just happy to finish the miles. My stomach felt bad on Friday and I didn’t eat my typical pre-long run meal so I think that may have contributed to the disaster run.
60 minute spinning class + 30 minutes Yoga for Runners DVD. I love my weekly spinning class because it’s always a sweatfest. Added in a little yoga today to help with the whole “legs feeling heavy thing”
Total Miles – 30 miles
Training Cycle – 140.2 miles
Grade – A-
For some reason I’ve been dealing with heavy legs all week. My runs during the week didn’t feel that fantastic, but they didn’t completely suck either. I hate that my long run was so terrible yesterday. I had a great 12 miles last Saturday so I was hoping for another similar awesome long run yesterday. Oh well, some runs just suck but we have to move on.
I gave myself an A- this week because although I hit all my mileage goals, I really need to stop beating myself up mentally during those bad runs. I have to keep practicing the power of positive thinking, which is a work in progress for me!
If you have any training tips, please let me know in the comments – I welcome any advice!