NYC Marathon (???) Training 2020 Week #1

Ok, I’ve finished the first week of training for a marathon that probably will not happen. Man, oh man, my how has my running fitness has significantly gone downhill during this COVID-initiated quarantine. Not that I was in top running shape before this COVID mess stated. Also, I really need to cut down on the smokes. You know, this struggle may be the calling that I need to actually quit . . . again. I’m turning 40 in a few days. Ugh, celebrating a milestone birthday during a pandemic will probably suck. At this point, I have been smoking on and off (mostly on) for 19 and 4 months, and I’m kind of over it.  


Planned: Rest day

Completed: 4mi hike

Last week, we took a trip up to Lake George, NY (about a 3-hr drive north of NYC), which is absolutely beautiful and had wonderful weather. Although It has a little bit of everything for everyone, a lot of the outdoorsy activities were closed because of the pandemic. That said, I would not mind visiting again once things open up again. 

We decided to hike up Prospect Mountian, which was a lot harder than I thought. I mean, it was quite a steep incline the entire way up. But it was fun being in nature for a bit. 

A thought that was going through my mind as we were going down the mountain. 



Planned: 4mi run

Completed: Rest day

Did not do anything because the lower half of my body was still sore from walking up and down Prospect Mountain. 


Planned: 4mi run

Completed: 4mi

Eh, basic run. 


Planned: 4mi run

Completed: Rest


Planned: Rest

Completed: Xmi bike ride

The hubby and I went on a bike ride from Harlem to Chelsea. 


Planned: 7mi

Completed: 5.5mi run

This is where crap gets real, and I realized that I am very out of shape. It was such a struggle running because I had to walk quite a few times during this run. Maybe it’s a good thing that NYC Marathon probably will be canceled because I doubt that I will be ready to run 26.2 miles by Nov. 1. 


Planned: Rest

Completed: Rest


I definitely need to up my cardio/fitness game. Since my marathon distances are quite low at this point, I’m going to incorporate some BeachBody on Demand workouts for my marathon training. Beachbody

I plan to do a combination of Shaun T’s Insanity, Cize, and Hip Hop Abs

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