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Feb 11, 2014
Bayshore Marathon training Week 3
Well, I missed a couple weeks recaps but I've been training for marathon #6 and #7.
So this week marathon training has pretty much gone as expected. This winter has really tested my ability to continue running outside. I truly love running outdoors and still have not moved to the treadmill this winter. I figure if I can get through -30 degree wind chill, I can get through anything old man winter throws at me. Here's what I did for the week:
Monday - 3 miles; I had planned to run 5 but I just could not do it. The race I did on Sunday really threw me off. It was a snowy 5k and today's run was super cold! Post run yoga was just what I needed to start to feel normal again.
Tuesday - 5 miles; felt a little better today but running in this damn snow is driving me crazy. The roads are so snow covered and make for such a tough run outside. The cold does not help either. Every time I pass a car at 5am, I'm wondering what they think. Weights and Yoga also done after work.
Wednesday - 3 miles; a nice out and back and the roads in the condos near my home make this one a bit easier. Weights again after work.
Thursday - 5 miles; another cold run with a -8 windchill. Happy to be done with this so I can rest.
Friday - Rest day but I ended up doing yoga. It almost always seems better than just rest and today it was nice.
Saturday - 10 miles; another cold long run. This was actually one of my coldest long runs this year. I didn't warm up until mile four. If I can keep my feet and hands warm, I'm good to go but I could not seem to get there quickly today. I was good after running four.
Sunday - Rest day; it's nice not to have a race today like I've had for the last three weeks. Just sitting is nice. Haha!
So the theme of the week? I could do without the cold and snow. So can't wait for Spring to come! Three weeks down, fifteen weeks to go!
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!