Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had a great week 🙂 Another week of marathon training done. I’m definitely at the point now where I’m looking forward to my cutback week which I believe will happen during week 8. These long runs are taking a lot outta me!
Here’s how week 6 of marathon training went for me this week:
Monday, August 12
OrangeTheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes).
This was one of the harder Power workouts I’ve done at OTF. We did a ton of switches from the treadmill to the floor (weights) so it was hard to catch my breath but I was very thankful for any walking recovery we got on the treadmill, lol.
Tuesday, August 13
3 mile run + spinning (30 minutes) + core work (10 minutes).
I’ll admit, I did hit snooze once or twice, but I did eventually get up and get in my workout. I had planned to do my mid-distance weekly run but my legs just weren’t having it so I opted for a “brick” workout instead.
Wednesday, August 14
OrangeThreory Fitness – Inferno (60 minutes).
Yup, this class was just as hard as it sounded, but it was also fun if that makes sense?
I also signed up to volunteer for the New York City Marathon. I’ll be handing out the race shirts at the expo that Friday (11/1) from 9:00am – 2:00pm. If you’re running NYCM and planning on going to the Expo that day, stop by and say Hi! This will be my 4th time volunteering for NYCM in some way (handed out water at mile 18, handed out gels at mile 18, gave out bibs at the expo, and this year I’ll be giving out the race shirts). I don’t live that far from NYC so I love to volunteer for NYCM – the city is AMAZING that weekend! Oh, and since my company gives each employee paid time off to volunteer, I don’t have to use a vacation day and I’m still getting paid – SCORE!
Thursday, August 15
7 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
Nice mid-distance run on Friday Eve 🙂
Friday, August 16
REST DAY! This was also my last day of work for a week as I’m on vacation next week, well really a staycation!
Saturday, August 17
16 mile run.
Well hello there oppressive dew point, we meet again. The dew point was 72 when I left my house so I knew it was going to a rough run.
I did the first 5.5 miles solo and they sucked HARD. At mile 3 I was ready for the run to be done but I still had 13 miles to go so I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. I ran with my run crew for the next 4 miles. Surprisingly those felt a little better. One of my run buddies joined me for the rest of my run. I had some lower back pain in the last few miles and my legs started to feel heavy so it was nice to have company on those last few miles. Let me tell you – I was ecstatic once my watch hit 16 miles.
The humidity was something fierce. I think I jumped in the shower within 5 minutes of getting back home – I was so gross and sweaty. I could actually wring out all the sweat in my clothes – yuck!
Sunday, August 18
Spinning (60 minutes) + core work (25 minutes).
Similar to last week, I took two 30 minute Peloton cycle classes with my favorite instructor, Cody. Then I got in two core classes for a total of 25 minutes.
Total Weekly Mileage: 30.1 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 145.2 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 3 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 3 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
Woohoo! I hit my first 30 mile week of this training cycle. This week felt really long, probably because I’m off work next week. Doesn’t it always seem like there’s a million things to do right before you take vacation?
I had some weird ankle issues earlier this week. I noticed on Wednesday that my left ankle was sore and swollen. I was still able to do all of my workouts, so it’s not affecting me too much, but I notice that after a run it does feel a little stiff. It’s also stiff when I first wake up in the morning too. I’ve been icing it and using KT tape for when I run which seems to help. I’ll keep monitoring it but I don’t think it’s anything too serious (fingers crossed).
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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