2016 Marathon Training: Week 3

Monday: 4 easy miles in my new shoes

 Followed by some hip strengthening exercises that I found here. I am making an effort to add in some strength and hip work this time around as going to Pilates has made my deficiencies in those areas glaringly obvious!

Also, I am completely in love with my new shoes. It’s amazing how much of an incentive they are for getting out of bed when my alarm goes off in the morning.

 Tuesday: Pilates

Class starts at 5:00 am and my 4:30 am alarm was brutal after staying up until 1:00 am the night before. I made it though and had a great time.

Wednesday: 4 easy miles

Thursday: 4 easy miles

Friday: 4 easy miles

Saturday: 5 easy miles on the treadmill after Tucker’s basketball game. This was a horrible workout. I did not want to run at all but it had to be done and I would have been mad at myself for not doing it. There was a lot of walking and very slow running with my average pace ending up at 12:09.

Sunday: Off. Jackson and I hung out at home for brunch and a play date with friends while Seth and Tucker went ice fishing in the mountains.

So that was week 3; not the greatest, but it’s done and week 4 will be better! It’s less than 2 weeks until speed work, tempo runs, and higher miles start showing up in the plan and I’m starting to get a little nervous. Most of my mid-week speed and tempo runs will be 1 1/2-2 hours and even the easy runs will be 1 hour so I’m not looking forward to getting up in time to gut them out before getting kids up for school and ready for work. I have a goal though and the only way to reach it is by putting the work in!

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  1. I love reading your weekly recaps! It’s nice motivation for me to keep going. Also, it will be interesting when your running ramps up vs. how much less I will be running for half training, ect.

    1. I’m glad you enjoy them and I’m excited that you’re doing a half! Don’t remind me about increasing distance – it’s a love/hate relationship!

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