Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week. This week I really tried to focus on getting enough sleep since I was starting to feel a little bit of “training fatigue”. I think it worked as my workouts felt better this week and my body finally felt back to normal by Thursday.
Here’s how week 5 of marathon training went for me this week:
Monday, August 5
OrangeTheory Fitness (Strength) – 60 minutes
Fun power workout at OTF! I really enjoyed floor block because it was a good mix of arms, legs and core. The run/row block was really interesting too. We had to run a 1/3 of a mile, with alternating inclines, and then row for a certain amount of meters. The row portion dropped by 50 meters each block.
Tuesday, August 6
4 mile run + strength training (30 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
I had every intention of doing this workout in the morning before work but my body was like “nah” so I moved it to the evening. The run went well and I modified some of the moves for strength training due to a cranky tricep muscle.
I also had an appointment with my ART doctor after work. In his exact words, “Kim, you’re a mess” LOL. I filled him in on my adventures over the past two weeks, including my 2 falls. He gave me an alignment, worked on my lower back issues and confirmed that I messed up my right tricep muscle during my latest fall. He worked some magic on it (which was super painful) but it’s feeling slightly better. It’s gonna take time to heal so I just have to be careful.
Wednesday, August 7
6 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
I knew that my normal weekly boot camp class wouldn’t be happening this week so I moved Tuesday’s run to Wednesday. Had to do this run on the treadmill since we had crazy storms rolling in during the afternoon and evening. Luckily we didn’t lose power!
Thursday, August 8
OrangeTheory Fitness (Endurance, Strength, Power) – 60 minutes
Every Thursday in August is #TBT themed at my OTF studio. Today was all about the 1960s. You all know how much I love a theme! I got these groovy accessories from Amazon, and as you can see from my calorie burn, it was a hard class!
Friday, August 9
Saturday, August 10
14 mile long run.
This was, dare I say, an enjoyable run. I know the great weather made a big difference, but the run went by pretty quickly, I didn’t really have any aches and pains, and I stayed upright so it was a win-win! I did the first 6 miles solo, next 6 miles with my crew, and then then the final 2 miles solo. I think I need to do my fueling a little bit earlier in the run (I took one gel at 6 miles, one at 10.5 miles). I used my trusty salted strawberry SiS gel and also tried the cherry flavored gel. The cherry was okay but salted strawberry is still my favorite!
Sunday, August 11
Spinning (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes)
Closed out the week with two 30 minutes Peloton spinning classes with one of my favorite instructors!
Total Weekly Mileage: 27.5 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 115.1 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 1 spinning classes, 3 strength training workouts, 3 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
5 weeks down, many more to go, LOL. Overall, I’m happy with the quality of my workouts this week. Anytime I can finish a long run and not feel like roadkill is a good thing! I also really enjoyed all my other workouts this week. I am glad that I’m keeping up with doing a few core workouts a week as well.
On Saturday I received the KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball. I saw this at an expo last year and regretted not buying it, so when I saw it on Linda’s Running Rummage Sale I jumped at the chance to buy it. I can’t wait to try it out later on today! Definitely check out her page because she’s selling a lot of nice items and all the proceeds go to her Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising page for the New York City Marathon.
Unrelated to running, I was notified by a few people about a promotion that Frontier airlines is running for people with the last name of Green or Greene. At first I was intrigued, but I’ve heard some horror stories from this airline so I didn’t really look into the promotion. Also the flight would have to be taken pretty soon so it doesn’t work with my schedule.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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