One City Marathon Training : 1
And we're back! I absolutely love training for races, so I'm excited to kick off a new training cycle (ps- if you want to hear more about the race I'm doing next and why I picked it, read this post!). This was a great week, filled with some new cross training and fantastic workouts. Even with some less-than-ideal weather, I was able to fit in all of my runs! I know I'm not the only person that feels like a rockstar when I'm outside running in a downpour or on a snowy blowy day. That counts as double mileage, right?
As always, here's a look at my week in training! I liked my graphic so much from Buffalo Creek, so I decided to keep it for this cycle as well! Maybe it's good luck, since I got a big PR!
Body Pump / 1 hour
4.5 miles / 9:27
4.5 miles / 9:13 pace
Barre / 1 hour
4 miles / 8:56 pace
This was definitely one of those grit-it-out and get-it-done type of runs. All day long it was pouring down rain (not like a nice little shower, but full on downpour). It was also pretty chilly out, but I knew I had to get this run in! I ended up running pretty quickly (probably just because I was freezing and soaking wet), so overall this was a good run.
10 miles / 9:14 pace
This run was crazy! I started out later in the day, after I met up with some friends at brunch, and it started to snow as soon as I got to the park. Once I started running, the snow turned to hail and the wind kicked up, so I just switched my watch display so I didn't see my pace, and ran by effort. I felt really great the whole run! My plan calls for a 5 minute "strong finish", which is just picking up the pace at the end of the run. I ended up running the last mile a little faster than my marathon race goal (8:46!!), and it felt great! I was shocked when I saw my overall pace, and felt like I could have kept running more miles. Great way to kick off my training!