Happy Sunday! I’m happy to report that week #2 of marathon training is complete! You know, I thought training for a spring marathon would be great. I despise running during the summer and I actually welcome the cold weather, but I definitely got a little more than I bargained for these first two weeks. Let me explain…
Me: I’m so excited to train in the winter. No humidity or hot weather to deal with should be great:
The weather was just downright ridiculous this week. I know many parts of the country have been dealing with brutally cold temps and snow so I’m sure most of you know exactly what I mean. Look, I love winter – I actually like cold weather, but day after day of freezing temps is a bit much. Luckily we’re going to have a “heat wave” here next week with temperatures in the 30s and 40s and I really cannot wait!
Okay, enough about the weather. On to this week’s recap!
Body works + abs class (60 minutes)
2.5 mile run
I love that the first day of the year started on a Monday! It was nice to get my workout done early in the day since I had the day off from work.
This wasn’t the plan, but I’ll never decline a happy hour with my colleagues. I had to meet them in NYC so by the time I got home it was almost 8pm.
5 mile run
Boot Camp (60 minutes)
Since I missed my run on Tuesday, I had to do it before my boot camp class (I might miss a workout on it’s scheduled day, but I’ll never skip a workout completely if I’m healthy and can do it). My legs were super tired after class – I slept well that night, lol.
6.5 mile run
So this was when the “bomb cyclone” hit. I have never heard winds like that before – it was insane. I think we got 10-12 inches of snow although it didn’t seem like that much. Treadmill run for the win!
No workout, but I did tear these pages out of my Runners World magazine this month and taped them to my door. It will provide great motivation as training ramps up.
14 mile long run.
On Friday night I knew that I would be doing this run on the treadmill. When I woke up on Saturday morning, the real feel temperature was -14…no thank you. I admire everyone that can run outside in that weather, but I cannot. I’ve done this distance on the treadmill before, so I knew I could do it. I gave myself a pep talk and then got to work.
About 9 miles in I took a stretch break…
…and then finally I was done.
Spinning (60 minutes/25 miles)
What a great recovery workout for my legs! They felt way better after class was finished – maybe because it was so hot in the room!
Total Weekly Mileage: 28
Total Training Cycle Miles – 52.5
Grade – A
Overall I’m happy with this week although I wish that 3 out of 4 of my runs were not on the treadmill 🙁 I signed up for the lululemon 40/80 Challenge on Strava but none of my runs have counted since they were all indoors. If I can get all my runs done outside next week, I’ll hit at least 40K which is great, but I was hoping to hit the 80K. Oh well, what can you do? There’s always next year! 🙂
I had a few aches and pains this weekend – primarily my left ankle. It feels stiff every morning but doesn’t really hurt when I walk or run. I used KT Tape on it for my long run and it was fine. Also I had a little pain in the front of my right kneecap during spinning class today but now it feels fine. I’ll keep an eye on both throughout the next week and adjust workouts if needed. I’m continuing to foam roll, stretch and do my PT exercises to hopefully avoid injury – I still have 10 more weeks of training!
How was your week? How are you dealing with running in this crazy cold weather?