With two weeks down that leaves 12 to go but so far I am feeling good…or great but I don’t want to jinx it. Here’s how week 2 looked:
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 2 (8/24-8/30):
Sunday 8/24: Rest
Monday 8/25: 4.7 miles with no garmin (I couldn’t get a satellite but later mapped my route on MapMyRun.)
Tuesday 8/26: 6.2 miles with 3 miles at 7:58, 7:57, 7:52 and hill repeats. Overall average pace 8:17) PM: 60 minutes hot yoga
This was the steepest hill I could find for repeats
Wednesday 8/27: 3.2 miles easy (9:17 pace). Also did this strength circuit.
Thursday 8/28: 6.76 miles with 6 x 800s. This was probably my toughest workout of the week- by legs were really tired by the last 2 but I was able to push through. Splits were 3:24, 3:25, 3:19, 3:29, 3:25, 3:25). Goal was 3:30 so I was happy with how those went. (Average overall pace 8:08)
Friday 8/29: Decided to take a rest day because my legs were tired from the 800s. Did some core work and foam rolling.
Saturday 8/30: 14 miles (8:52 pace) I did this run fasted (meaning no food before or during- just water). I’ll talk about my experience trying this out later in the week. I was really happy with this run because after a solid week I thought something would go wrong. My legs felt good until the last 1-2 miles but I managed to sort of negative split overall anyway:
Total: 34.86 miles
I’ve been continuing with most of the stuff I’ve talked about on the blog- core work (I’ve just been doing a few hip/glute/ab etc exercises every day before my run), eccentric heel raises just to keep my achilles in check, foam rolling, wearing compression socks/tights, occasional Epsom salt baths, and eating as best I can. I am starting to feel like I have figured alot of this stuff out and now I’m just tweaking it/putting all the pieces together.
The real test will be if I continue to respond well as the mileage increases.
How were your workouts last week?
What do you think contributes to a good week of running for you?