Happy Sunday! Whoa, what a week! I feel like I blinked and the week was over. This didn’t surprise me since my week was pretty busy, including traveling to Philly on Thursday after work to celebrate my friend’s graduation. As you’ll see, this week was lower in mileage but I’m totally fine with that.
Week 3 of marathon training is in the books! Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, July 22
12 mile run.
Yes, you read that right. I did my long run this week on Monday since that was the best day for me to get it done. Running 12 miles just two days before made this run a little rough. Doing it after work on the treadmill (we had flash flood warnings) was even rougher, but I was glad to get it done and out of the way since I knew it would be hard to get in any activity on Friday or Saturday.
Tuesday, July 23
OrangeTheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes).
I was actually surprised I burned so many calories in this class since my legs were so tired!
Wednesday, July 24
Spinning (30 minutes) + Boot Camp (60 minutes).
The instructor really focuses a lot on legs during class – so many lunges and squats. At this point in the week, my legs were upset with me, lol.
Thursday, July 25
6 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
Surprisingly this run felt great! Also, this was a great Spotify playlist. I love throwback jams from the 90s 🙂
Friday, July 26
Rest Day 🙂
Saturday, July 27
Rest Day 🙂
Sunday, July 28
City Challenge Obstacle Course Race + core work (10 minutes).
3 miles of 20+ obstacles. It was so HOT – ugh!
Total Weekly Mileage: 20 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 63 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 1 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 3 core workouts, 1 OCR race
Grade This Week – B
I gave myself a B this week because I missed one of my runs this week – but I’m not made about it. I still got in my long run, a good mid-distance run and 2 miles during my OTF class. Granted I could have tried to map out a route to run near my friend’s house in Philly on Saturday, but to be honest, I didn’t want to. I have 3 good friends from college and while we all talk everyday, we only get to see each other once a year (we all live in different states). Because of this, I would rather spend as much quality time with them as possible when I see them. Also we were up pretty late on Thursday and Friday night and a good amount of food and booze was involved, so working out on Saturday would have been pretty comical, lol.
I haven’t done an OCR race in many years. It was kinda fun, but if I did it again, I would do it with at least one other person that I know. For some of the obstacles I needed a partner to give me a little boost, especially for doing the wall climbs. There weren’t many people like me that did the race as an individual – there were a lot of teams. The teams were pretty much just focused on helping anyone on their team, so unfortunately I couldn’t ask anyone for help. Luckily this only happened for 3-4 obstacles. The penalty for not doing the obstacle was 10 jump squats so I just did that when needed. Some of the other obstacles included sandbag and waterjug carry up an incline, cinderblock carry, kettle bell swings, rope climb, etc. Definitely a good thing to try if you want to challenge yourself!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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