Happy Sunday! Well it’s that time of the year again – marathon training! I’m excited/nervous to start another marathon training cycle. This summer I’m training for the Chicago Marathon. I ran the race in 2017 and had an awful race so I’m going back this Fall for redemption (hopefully)!
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, July 8
4 mile run + core work (15 minutes).
Nice run to kick off marathon training!
Tuesday, July 9
Peloton All For One Cycle (45 minutes) + 2 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
This was such a fun cycle class! All 12 of the Peloton instructors taught (they each did one song) and I really hope they do more classes like this in the future.
Wednesday, July 10
Boot Camp (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
This class focuses more on abs and core which was much appreciated since my legs were kind of tired.
Thursday, July 11
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength Day (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
I think strength days are my favorite at OTF because we hit inclines on the treadmill and I get to lift heavier!
Friday, July 12
Finally a rest day!
Saturday, July 13
10 mile run + core work (10 minutes)
Firs long run, and double digit run, of marathon training is complete! I was super thankful that it was way less humid so the run wasn’t as bad. It was still warm, but having the low humidity made a huge difference. I also tested out a new Nathan Hydration Waist Pack to hold my water and fuel and it was perfect! It had plenty of room for all of my items (fuel, phone, car key) and no bounce! I also appreciated that it was on sale for 50% on Amazon 🙂 I have previously used the Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel and while I like it, sometimes it feels a little cumbersome and it can chafe my arms when I run in the summer since I typically wear sleeveless shirts. It’s perfect for the winter though!
Sunday, July 14
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes)
Today was an endurance day and it kicked my butt! We had a longer block of work on the floor – all bodyweight exercises – and I was a hot sweaty mess before I even got on the treadmill. Another great class with my favorite coach as always!
Total Weekly Mileage: 20 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 20 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 1 spinning classes, 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
Week 1 of training for the 2019 Chicago Marathon is in the books! Overall, it went very well. I’m still doing the #CrushYourCore program and eventually I’m sure I’ll see one ab, LOL. As this is my 4th marathon training cycle, I know a few things that will work for me which may seem ‘different’ from typical marathon training cycles. For one, I won’t have a lot of high mileage weeks. My body doesn’t appreciate multiple high mileage weeks. My highest mileage week will probably tap out at 40 miles. For me, it’s more about maintaining my cross training and strength training which I plan to do 3 times a week. Also I am counting the miles I do during my OTF classes so that is why you’ll usually see 5 days of running. So basically I run during OTF 2x a week and then I have 3 other days of running. This worked out fine this week but if I need to adjust, I will – it’s all about being flexible!
I injured my right calf muscle during my OTF class on Thursday. We did super high inclines on the treadmill (9 and above) and I ended up slightly pulling my right calf muscle. It didn’t hurt until later on that day. It’s SUPER sore and it bothers me when I walk down the stairs, but it feels fine when walking. Running on Saturday was fine up until about the last 2 miles but I think that was a combination of the injury and just having tired legs. As of today it’s feeling better but I’m sure it will take a few days before it’s completely gone.
One thing that wasn’t so great this week was my blog. It was down for several hours on Monday and I spent my entire lunch break at work trying to work with Go Daddy to get it back up. It’s back up now temporarily, but it still needs to be fixed on the back-end. Apparently, it’s a ‘script’ issue (whatever the hell that means) and I need a developer to look at it. The only issue is that I don’t have a developer. If you have any good developer recommendations, please let me know! One other option is for me to upgrade my plan and purchase more storage, but I don’t do many sponsored posts on my blog so I can’t justify continuing to pay more for the blog when it doesn’t make me money. It might be time to go back to blogspot (for free)!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂