This is around the time in my training that is usually the most difficult, mentally. I still have a long way to go ( 9 more weeks) but I have already been training for quite some time. I still have many long runs ahead of me but my legs are already starting to feel the effects of training. However, things are still going well so I’ve gotta keep pushing through!
Monday: 5 miles easy, hip and core exercises
Tuesday: 8 miles with 4 x 1 mile repeats.
I was very intimated going into this workout as it’s been over a year since I ran mile repeats, plus I did them on the track. When I was living in the city I was able to do them on a flat stretch along the harbor which is mentally easier for me to get through. I survived and hit all my paces, but I was glad when it was over!
Wednesday: Strength training and hip/core exercises
Thursday: 5 miles easy, hip and core exercises
Friday: 6 miles with 4 at MGP
Saturday: 16 miles
Sunday: Rest (I did some really easy yoga and foam rolling to help loosen up my tight legs, and also went for a walk.)
Total: 40 miles! A new milestone for this year.
It’s been tricky finding places around my new neighborhood for the longer runs and even the early morning runs. I’m slowly getting used to it and realizing I will just have to suck it up and run routes that I may not prefer (such as circling the same areas several time or driving somewhere). It’s definitely been good to get in more hill training than ever before!
How were your workouts last week?
Do you have good places for long runs where you live?
What is the hardest week of marathon training for you?