Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marathon Training, For Realsies

After an odd first couple of weeks of marathon training, I was able to pull together a pretty good week for Week #3 of my training for the Madison Marathon. Behold:

Monday AM: 3 miles easy
Monday PM: 6 miles hilly
Tuesday AM: 3 miles easy
Tuesday PM: 1 hr kettlebells
Wednesday PM: 7 miles progressive run
Saturday: 17.6 miles
Sunday: 30 min bike, 15 min yoga

My hill and progressive runs were awesome this week. The long run was pretty good, but my legs and the bottom of my feet were killing me the last mile. Time for new shoes! I would have liked to get in easy runs Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning, but Wednesday and Thursday were too cold for my tastes and Friday Sophie decided to wake up at 5 am.

This week will require a little rearranging because I have meetings during the evening a couple of nights, but I'm determined to string together TWO good weeks of training.

20 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
Wow, your workouts are looking very impressive and you are doing so good:) It makes me want to step up my own weekly runs. You are going to do so well in your upcoming marathons!! Woo hoo for you!!

joyRuN said...

Excellent week there, girl! Motivating for sure :)

MCM Mama said...

Great job! Keep up the good work!

Sarah said...

Wow...what a week! Keep up the good work!

DRog said...

Nice run yesterday - good work! thanks for the Tri Class tip but I cant make the class...bummed - I need it

Running Through Life said...

Great job on the training. You certainly had an impressive week.

Marlene said...

Great week! Here's to another one.

Teamarcia said...

Looks like an awesome week to me! Don't you just love when they decide to get up way early? Thing 2 did that to me all damn week.

ShutUpandRun said...

You are working VERY hard over there. Great job!

Katie A. said...

Awesome job this week! Keep up the good work!

Jeri said...

whoo whoo! week 3 looks pretty stellar. best of luck doing some maneuvering for week 4's schedule. should be gorgeous weather for it. :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Great job with the workouts! That was a serious long run! I think the warm weather is coming...I think and I HOPE!!!

M2Marathon said...

Wow that is quite the week! I think week #3 is going to be a good one, I can feel it.

Jess said...

Nice job on a solid week of training!

Carly said...

Nice work!!!

I Run for Fun said...

That looks like one crisp beautiful week of training. Great job, Heather. You have earned new shoes.

Jill said...

Looking good with the workouts for the week! We all have to make rearrangements in our training, it's okay :). Hang in there and I hope you have an excellent week!

Jamoosh said...

I am voting for THREE plus weeks of excellent training runs!

NY Wolve said...

Any week that has a 17.6 mile run in it is a good training week. And the early mornings, I know all about it. My wife usually deals. But the ruckus always wakes me up too.

I am interested in your kettlebell experience. I almost bought a couple to use as home weights.

Ali said...

Two runs in one day ... I feel like a slacker!