I survived the first week! It’s a good feeling, but at the same time, the first week was one of the easier ones and there is still a long way to go. As I mentioned, I had to switch the days around a little because I had to do my long run on Friday. I was still able to take rest or easy days before and after my hard/long runs, which was my goal.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 1 (8/18/14-8/24/14)
Monday 8/18: 6.43 miles with 3 at marathon goal pace and 1 mile of hills, plus warm up and cool down. Garmin wasn’t working for most of the run. Also some core work.
Tuesday 8/19: Easy 3 miles, total body strength workout, 60 mins of hot yoga in the afternoon
Wednesday 8/20:6 miles with 5 x 800s (3:32, 3:31, 3:14, 3:22, 3:30) Goal was 3:30—not sure where that 3:14 came from or if there was an error in the distance. Plus core work
Thursday 8/21: Rest
Friday 8/22: 13.1 miles at 9:04 pace
Saturday 8.23: 4 miles easy, core work
Sunday 8/24: Rest
The most exciting part of my week was getting new foam roller! I decided to upgrade to the Grid X and I have noticed such a difference! It’s kind of sad that inflicting pain on myself makes me so excited.
Total: 32.53 miles
How were your workouts this week?
Which would you rather do: hills or speed work?