Happy Sunday! Why is it that the shorter weeks always feel so much longer? This 4 day work week seemed to drag on forever. I was so happy when we finally made it to Friday.
Although the week seemed long, luckily this was a cut back week in my training and I really needed it. I appreciate the shorter long run this weekend and shorter runs during the week too.
Here’s my recap for week 9 of marathon training:
Monday, September 2
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength 3G (60 minutes).
Kicked off the week with another OTF class. This was another 3G format and I’m just really not a fan. I much prefer the Orange 60 format which only has people on two stations vs 3 stations. The one thing I did appreciate was that there were a lot of pushes on the treadmill since we kept switching from the rower to the treadmills every 2-3 minutes. The floor portion had us do a lot of moves with heavier weights which I enjoyed too.
Tuesday, September 3
Spinning (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes).
When I got home I took one look at my running sneakers and just sighed. I really didn’t want to run, so I didn’t. I just needed a break and I was missing my Peloton bike so this was the perfect opportunity to get back on it. I did two 30 minute classes and felt great after.
Wednesday, September 4
3 mile run + boot camp (60 minutes).
I usually don’t run on Wednesdays but I wanted to get in a few miles before class. After class it felt good to slide my feet into my new Oofos OOahh Sport Slides. I am testing these out as a BibRave Pro and they have felt so good so far. If you’re interested in purchasing a pair for yourself, 3% of the sales from the slides go to the breast cancer research team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston!
Thursday, September 5
6 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
Nothing special to report, just another 6 miles in the #marathontraining bank.
Friday, September 6
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes).
Since my long was on Sunday this week, I switched up my rest days. Fridays are normally my rest days but I decided to do an OTF class instead. This class was pretty tough between the inclines on the treadmills and the heavy weights during the floor portion.
Saturday, September 7
Rest Day! Traveled to Westerly, RI for the Surftown Half Marathon. This was my first visit to Rhode Island – it’s a very pretty state!
Sunday, September 8
Surftown Half Marathon (13.2 miles)
Overall I’m really happy with how this race went today. Also I got to meet Darlene and spent most of the weekend with Michelle 🙂 I’ll have a full recap on the blog on Tuesday.
I also used this race as my NYRR Virtual Halfway There 13.1 race. I really like this concept because it’s nice to connect with other runners on Strava that are training for Fall races, and it’s free! Bonus – if you show your Strava badge of completion at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo, you’ll get a free gift. I’m hoping to claim mine when I volunteer at the Expo.
Total Weekly Mileage: 26 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 235.5 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 2 spinning classes, 3 strength training workouts, 2 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
Just a little over a month until the Chicago Marathon. I will not freak out I will not freak out, lol. But seriously, I’m super excited and I’m also trying to find my race day outfit – well more like the shirt. I saw this one which I thought was pretty cool. I also like this one but don’t want to spend that much on a tank I may only wear once.
The cooler weather this weekend was great! It’s nice when you can run and breathe since the heat and humidity is much lower. My runs were pretty good this week. I went to my ART doctor on Thursday so that helped to get everything back into alignment (which is probably why I didn’t have back pain on today’s run). The next few weeks of training are going to be intense so I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that things continue to go well.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂