Hall of Fame Marathon Training : 1
Happy Monday everyone! This was a very weird week, because the temperature was yo-yo-ing all over the place. It seems like Pittsburgh isn't the only city that experienced this, at least according to the #MotherNatureIsDrunk I've seen all over social media. It was nice to have a few nice, warm days!
This was technically week one of my marathon training since I switched over to my new race! I have 15 more weeks to go until race day, and I'm feeling so strong. I didn't miss any runs this week, and I have been continuing the TRUE 30 Day Yoga Challenge with Yoga with Adriene! It's been great to stretch out every day and get in some core exercises as well!
Here's a look at how my week of training went:
7 miles / 9:20 paceThis run happened in two parts. I was planning on running before work, but unfortunately everything was iced over and I ended up doing more ice skating than running! So, I finished the run after work at North Park which was completely clear. It was the perfect temperature outside and this run felt so great.
6.5 miles / 8:55 paceI headed out to the park again for my speed workout for the week! My plan was a mile warmup, 2x2 miles at tempo pace (8:00) with a mile jog in between, and a mile cool down. This workout went great and I hit my paces perfectly.
5 miles / 9:14 pace
700 yard swimI found a plan online to help me swim further (it's like a couch to 5k for swimming) and this was day one! The plan had me doing 4x100 yards, 4x50, 4x25 for a total of 700 yards. I felt great during this and can feel myself getting better already! I'm still super slow, but I took off nearly 3 minutes on my time from last week when I swam 700 yards. I'm happy with that!
3.1 miles / 10:19 pace
10 miles / 9:40(ish) pace
Today was such a frustrating day! It started out with a dead car battery, then our second car wasn't able to make it out of our driveway thanks to all the snow. Then, I decided to run around my neighborhood after the Steelers lost (urgh) and mapped out a nice 10 miler. I felt amazing, the weather felt cold but not too cold, and the roads were nice and clear! I'm out there enjoying my run and a nice podcast, when all of a sudden my phone dies (weird because I charged before I went). I finish up my run in silence and not tracking it, and charge my phone back at home and it's still fully charged. I was happy to have a good run in, but annoyed that it didn't count on Strava towards my Lululemon 40/80 challenge. Oh well!
How was the weather where you are?
Do you ever have a day where everything seems to go wrong?