Happy Sunday! Well this is it – my last weekly training recap for the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon. It’s been 12 weeks of ups and downs, but overall I was happy with this training cycle. If I ever do another marathon, I think I’ll stick with a 12 week training plan. Although this training cycle is over, I’m jumping right back into training for the Cleveland 8K and Half Marathon on May 19-20!
Obviously this was a light training week since the marathon was today, but let’s recap!
3 mile run + 50 supermans/50 push-ups/30 second plank.
This run felt great – no knee pain! After work, I went to the dentist to get a cavity filled. I guess she gave me a super dose of Novocaine because the right side of my mouth was still numb hours later. It was interesting doing my workout with that feeling and then having to eat dinner on the left side of my mouth, LOL.
Extra rest day, but I did complete 10 burpees for the Total Body Challenge.
2 mile run + 10 supermans/30 second plank/10 push-ups.
Took this run nice and easy and I was happy with the result. It can feel weird to run such little mileage during race week but I don’t let the taper crazies get to me.
I also tried cryotherapy after work. It was COLD but I actually liked it! Later on this month I’ll be doing a blog post about my experience.
Yoga + 20 burpees.
It felt good to get some extra stretching and foam rolling done this week.
Rest/Travel Day! We flew down to Virginia Beach on Friday morning and hit up the expo in the afternoon. Although it was a rest day, I still did the daily prompt for the challenge – 20 supermans/30 second plank/20 push-ups
TowneBank Shamrock 8K.
This was a really fun race 🙂 I loved the race route and all of the crowd support. Perfect way to start off race weekend AND it was an automatic PR since it was my first 8K race!
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon!
I ended up running a little long (26.42), but I finished! I was on track to PR but then got hit with double leg cramps at mile 17 and I couldn’t recover. I walked/jogged/shuffled along for the remaining miles and crossed the finish line with a smile. I wasn’t expecting to PR this race so I’m happy that I never went to a negative mindset, especially after the cramps…and now it’s time for some champagne to celebrate! I’ll share a full race recap this week.
Total Weekly Mileage: 36.42
Total Training Cycle Miles – 363.2
Grade – A+
I just wanted to close this weekly wrap by saying THANK YOU to everyone that has followed along on my training these past 12 weeks. I so appreciate all of the support!
How do you celebrate the end of a training cycle or a race?