Happy Sunday! Yikes – what a week! It started off really well but I had some trouble on Saturday’s long run. This week of training didn’t quite go as planned (more on that later), but I’m happy to put this week behind me and move forward.
Here’s my recap for week 10 of marathon training:
Monday, September 9
OrangeTheory Fitness (Endurance) – 60 minutes.
I probably should have taken a rest day but I was already signed up for class and I didn’t want to cancel. There were a lot of push paces on the treadmill and toward the end of the treadmill block my legs were very angry with me. Luckily they were able to recover a bit once we hit the floor for weights. We ended the class on the rower which was really hard!
Also, in an unexpected twist, I received a promotion and raise at work! I think I’ve mentioned this on the blog before but the past year has been a bit crazy and I’ve taken on a lot more responsibilities. It feels good to know that my work hasn’t gone unnoticed!
Tuesday, September 10
6 mile run + core work (20 minutes).
I ended up doing this workout later on in the evening since I didn’t do it in the morning. When my alarm went off at 5am I just looked at it was like “nah” and went back to sleep. I was feeling a little bit tired form Sunday’s race and Monday’s OTF workout so the extra sleep was probably needed.
Wednesday, September 11
2 mile run + Bootcamp (60 minutes)
I needed to get in a few miles and strength training so I decided to combine the two and take a Peloton bootcamp class. The format of the class is great because it’s approximately 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes with weights. The instructor mixed up the class by doing 15 mins running and 15 minutes strength training, then repeating that cycle. After the class I ran another 2 miles to get me to a total of 5 miles. It was a nice way to break up the workout.
Thursday, September 12
This was an unexpected rest day. I woke up early to do my run but my knees were super achy so I went back to bed. I had a crazy busy day at work so by the time I got home, I didn’t feel like working out. It actually ended up being a blessing in disguise because I was able to take care of some housekeeping on my blog and for a few BibRave campaigns that I’m currently doing.
Friday, September 13
5 mile run + core work (20 minutes).
This was a good run because I broke in my new sneakers. These are the same sneakers I’ve been using all year, just a different color. There’s just something about running in a new pair of sneakers – they were so springy!
After my race on Sunday I noticed that my feet were sore. I took a look at my Garmin App to check the miles on my sneakers and it was at 410 – so obviously it was time to retire those sneakers!
Saturday, September 14
12 mile long run.
Well it was bound to happen, my first really crappy long run of training. I was supposed to do 16 miles but had to call it at 12 and even that was a struggle. There could be a few reasons why this run didn’t go that well, but I hate to make excuses. I’m just going to chalk it up to a small “blip” in my otherwise pretty good training. Next weekend I have 18-20 miles so I’m going to focus on moving onward and making that a great run!
Sunday, September 15
Spinning (60 minutes).
Woke up with a stiff lower back but it loosened up once I started moving around.At first I thought about making up the missing mileage from yesterday, but decided to do a spinning class since I haven’t done any spinning this week. Class wasn’t harder than usual but I felt really out of breathe at certain points. I had some issues with my lower back and breathing on yesterday’s run so this didn’t surprise me, but I got through the class!
Total Weekly Mileage: 30.2 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 265.7 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 1 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 2 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
Overall, it wasn’t a bad week at all (except for the run on Saturday). I was still able to get in a good amount of miles so I can’t complain at all. I’m going to change up a few things this upcoming week and see if that helps make my next long run go smoother. I’m not sure if my allergies are just back with vengeance or if I might be coming down with something. Either way, I’m dedicating the rest of Sunday to some self care and meal prepping for next week.
So totally unrelated to my training, but I came across the below on Twitter earlier this week. All I can say is “ugh!”
She said something pretty stupid about Peloton earlier the year and got pushback (rightfully so), so I guess she just likes putting her foot in her mouth. I just don’t understand the point of tweets like this. I can understand if she wanted to open up a discussion but this isn’t the right way to do it. Also, who cares if someone runs with their phone? Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? I just hate the judgmental tone of the tweet, that’s all.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂