Happy Sunday! It has been quite a week. Did you know that you could be sore for 5 days? I didn’t! But learned that this week, lol. That OCR really did a number on my upper body. Between the bruises and the soreness I had a rough time this week. Surprisingly my legs felt fine around Tuesday so that’s a positive! Also, I did get this pretty cool photo from the race.
But don’t count me in for any OCRs in the future, LOL.
All that being said, week 4 of marathon training is in the books! It was far from easy, but here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, July 29
6 mile run + core work (10 minutes)
Not sure how I go through this run but was so happy when it was over.
Tuesday, July 30
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance, Strength, Power (ESP) (60 minutes)
Very thankful for an indoor workout since it was SO humid outside. The OTF workout focused more on heavier weights during the floor block and then we alternated between the treadmill and rowers. Really great workout!
Wednesday, July 31
3 mile run + spinning (30 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
Decided to mix things up since I haven’t done a “brick-type” workout in a while. Also, I ended the month with 91.5 miles – I’ll take it!
Thursday, August 1
OrangeTheory Fitness – Team Everest Workout (60 minutes).
I literally have no words for this workout. It was National Mountain Climbing Day and OTF decided to design a workout around that in order to kill us, lol. This was a partner workout so while one person was climbing on the treadmill, the other was doing the row machine and then a floor exercise. We switched back and forth in this pattern for the whole class. I was exhausted!
Friday, August 2
A much needed rest day.
Saturday, August 3
13 mile run + core work (10 minutes)
I think my face in the photo below pretty much says it all. The run felt like a struggle from the beginning because my legs felt so heavy. The weather was fine and I got enough sleep, but my legs just felt fatigued. Then my lower back started to hurt during the second half of the run. To top it off, I fell during the last mile of the run. If we’re keeping score, that’s my second fall in less than a week (fell during the OCR race on Sunday). I really need to get to the start line of the marathon in one piece so I hope I can keep both feet on the ground moving forward, LOL.
Sunday, August 4
Spinning (60 minutes).
The AC was barely on for the first half of the class but luckily it was back to normal for the second half of class.
Total Weekly Mileage: 24.6 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 87.6 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 2 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 3 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
I kind of feel like this week kicked my butt, which isn’t great since I still have many more weeks of training. I took an epsom salt bath after yesterday’s run which I’m hoping will help with recovery. I also see my ART doctor on Tuesday after work so I’m hoping he can work out the issue with my back. Fingers crossed that next week’s training goes well!
Science in Sport was having a great sale last week so I decided to use that, combined with the discount code, to stock up on my fuel for training. Salted Strawberry is my favorite flavor. but I got 2 new flavors to try as well.
In looking at my schedule for the next few months, I noticed that I don’t have any races on the calendar for September. I would like to use at least one race as a long run for marathon training, so I decided to sign up for the Surftown Half Marathon on September 8.
I’ve got 18 miles on the plan that day so I’ll add in a few pre-race miles. It’s in Rhode Island so I’ll also get to check another state off my 25 State Challenge list. Bonus, Michelle will be running the race too! 🙂 Do you like to use races as long runs?
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂