Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Are you watching the big game tonight? As a Giants fan, I could really care less about the game since I dislike both team. I am secretly hoping that the Eagles win because I find Tom Brady to be SUPER annoying, lol. I’m also excited about the commercials because there are always some really funny ones!
I’m also officially half-way through my marathon training. It’s nuts how quickly these past 6 weeks have gone by, but I’m not complaining! Let’s take a look at my workouts from this week.
6.5 mile run.
Started off a little slow on this run (my legs were still feeling the 16 miler on Saturday), but overall it was good.
3.5 mile run + spinning (30 minutes).
Run felt great and I finally tried out the Peloton bike! I did a 30 minute hip hop spinning class and it was fun. The class was a lot harder than I expected. I’ve been spinning for years so I was surprised that I was huffing and puffing so much, lol. The class used pretty high resistance so I was definitely working my legs really hard!
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Class was way better this week as it wasn’t as crowded! The instructor focused a lot on legs so I had to modify some of the squats and lunges, but it all worked out in the end.
Since it was the last day of January, I also added up all my miles for the month. I was happy to see a final number of 123 miles!
8 mile tempo run + 30 supermans.
Geez this run was hard. I dislike tempo runs more than long runs! I also joined Rachel’s Supermans, Squats and Twists Challenge for the month of February
Although it was a rest day, I still did my 30 squats for the challenge. Just like last week, I went to Pieology to carb load for Saturday’s long run 🙂
18 mile long run + 30 russian twists.
Ugh! This run was SO sucky. I checked my weather app when I woke up and the real feel was 7…seriously?!
When I left the house I knew the chances of me getting in all 18 miles outside was slim, but I made a pact with myself that I would at least do 9 outside miles. Luckily I made it to 10. Don’t ask me how because it was freezing cold and windy the whole time.
As soon as I got back home, I changed clothes and hopped on the treadmill for 8 miles.
I know it’s not ideal, but it was the only way I could get all my miles in. I think it’s normal to have at least one sucky run per training cycle so I’m not too worried about this run. Mentally I just wasn’t into the run from the beginning and the physical issues didn’t help either. I felt like this meme summed up my run perfectly so I shared it on Instagram – hahaha.
Spinning (60 minutes/22 miles)
This class was necessary to help my legs after yesterday’s run, but class was hard! My legs were still pretty sore so I definitely couldn’t sprint as much as I usually do. Also class was packed! I think everyone wanted to get in a good sweat before indulging in Super Bowl food tonight.
Total Weekly Mileage: 36
Total Training Cycle Miles – 173.5
Grade – B+
Oh my, what a week! The good news is that my foot is feeling A LOT better on my runs. I have only been running in my Mizunos the past 2 weeks and that seems to have helped the problem. I would say its about 90% better now so I’m thrilled about that. The bad news is that my lower back is still spazzing out once I run anything past 10 miles. I posted the below on my IG stories and I want to thank everyone that responded with suggestions!
With less than 2 months until race day, I really need to figure this out. I received a lot of great suggestions that I’ll implement starting next week.
I’m excited to join the Supermans, Squats and Twists challenge this month. I’m all about anything to help tighten up my core!
Next week is peak week – yikes! I dread this every training cycle but I’m just going to take it one day at a time!
How were your workouts this week? How do you bounce back from a crappy long run?