Total Distance Ran/Planned: 18.7mi / 23mi
Reflections from the week
-It’s still a little early, but I am really getting into training for this marathon. I have a feeling this sentiment is due to last year’s hot mess marathon training, and the fact that I would like to do better for this marathon. Last year was a struggle, because I did not have time to really train (I was looking for another job and interviewing for said jobs). Also, I just was not feeling “life”, because I was working in a very toxic environment.
-I think that I will have to give up intermittent fasting or fast on days when I’m not doing morning runs. Since my body is a mess when it comes to heat, I have to run in the morning. Yes, I could run in the evenings but for my schedule and level of dedication, it’s better for me to get the run out of the way at the beginning of the day. Also, it’s still muggy and humid when the sun goes down.
Planned: 3 mile run (easy)
Completed 2.95 miles . . . eh close enough
Simple recovery run. I am a little annoyed with technology. For my runs, I typically use Strava and my Apple Watch to track my training runs. I’ve noticed that my iPhone’s battery would drain at a faster rate, which would be expected running two separate apps that use GPS. I figure that I should use one or the other. Ok, I found an article that informed me that I could use Strava on my Apple Watch and it would sync the data to apple’s training app. Yes, it syncs the data, but it cannot sync the GPS data to the app.
Planned/Completed: Rest day
Planned/Completed: Four 1 mile intervals and X-train
I have to say that I have a love hate relationship with interval runs. I wanted to do an 8’00” pace, which I did not really accomplish. However, I came kind of close. Unfortunately, I have not idea what happened with the last interval (9’31”). But it was a good start for my first one-mile interval workout. Hopefully, these times will go down as my training plan progresses.
Following the workout, I lifted weights for a few minutes.
I wanted to incorporate some more lower body work, but I did not want to over do it.
Planned: 3mi (easy)
I was supposed to run, but I was not feeling it (because it was a little/lot warm outside), but I did ride a bike for a few minutes in Paris, France. 😉
Also, I incorporated a few minutes of weights and stretching into this workout.
For this workout I was in a bit of a rush and I do not feel that I accomplished too much. But, hey. Something is better than nothing . . . I suppose.
Planned/Completed: 11 miles (with NYRR 4mi Retro Run)
Yea!!! I finally have hit double digits in my training for #tcsnycmarathon. The plan was to wake up early, run close to 6.5 miles, run 4 miles for the race, then finish up whatever remaining mileage to get to 11 miles. Yeah that did not work. I woke up late and could get only 2.8 miles out of the way before the race. The race was Ok, and I will post a race report later.
The second part of the run (4.2 miles post race) was a bit of a struggle. I kind was not feeling it, but I struggled through it. Unfortunately, I had to walk a couple of times. But, hey, I got the mileage in. Even though the second part, post-race (technically, I guess it was the third part) was a struggle, it will help me prepare for the marathon by running in a tired state.
The park near my apt, which is where I finished the long run, has these sprinklers that shoot water up from the ground. This dog had the great idea to jump through the sprinklers, and I followed suit after my I completed the run.
Planned/Completed: X-train (Stationary bike, strength training, and stretching)
Goals for the week:
- Try to do all of my runs in the morning and to do them in a fasted state.
- By doing my runs in the morning, I need to prepare my crap (running clothes, work clothes, water, etc) the night before.
Question: What has been your biggest training accomplishment for the week?