Marathon Training: Week 3

weekly workout recap

This week left me feeling exhausted. My mom came to visit Saturday afternoon and after my long run that morning, I was ready for bed by 8pm! I don’t know if it’s the weather (we had a couple of really cold days) or what, but I am exhausted. This post isn’t going up at it’s usual time because when we got home Sunday night, I didn’t have the energy to write. I just sat at our dining room table staring into space. This week isn’t going to get any easier, we have a lot of family dinners and other activities leading up to Christmas, so I’m going to really need to make getting my runs in a priority!

Here’s how this week went:

Monday: 3 mile run. Instead of my usual barre class, I opted for an easy run. Average pace: 10:23.

Tuesday: Spin class! The second class was even better than the first. It always takes me a few classes to really find my groove. I have a hard time understanding what the instructor is saying sometimes because of the music, but I’m getting the hang of it.

Wednesday: 5 miles on the treadmill. I forgot (again) to take a picture of my pace, but it was most likely around 9:30.

Thursday: The plan was to do a 6 mile tempo run on the treadmill. I did my warm up and tried to pick up the pace, but my legs were just not having it. They felt really tight and heavy. I stopped and started over the course of a mile, but then threw in the towel. My legs did not want to run. I did some good stretching instead.

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 10 miles! This was my first group run of training and it was a blast! They had a couple water stations on the route, so I didn’t have to carry any water with me (which is amazing! I hate when I have to carry water). They had fuel too, I opted for some jelly beans at the 5 mile turnaround point :). As I was running along, a construction worker asked me if this was marathon training and I happily replied “Yes it is!” I love that people know what large groups of people running in Boston indicates. I think the long runs may come to be my favorite. 🙂 Average pace: 9:52

Sunday: 3 mile shake out run. My GPS watch was acting really weird. It didn’t register my first mile until I was half way through the second mile (I run this route all the time and know roughly when each mile is). I wonder if it was too cold? Really weird. Not sure what my pace was because of this, but it was nice and slow.

Except for the speed work that didn’t happen, this was a good week of training. I’m really trying to make sure I run my easy runs easy, and I think I accomplished that. This week is going to be exhausting with all of our extra-curricular activities, but I think I can do it!

Weekly miles: 22.5

Total miles this training cycle: 65.5

I am linking up with HoHoRuns and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap!



How did your week go?

Have your legs ever NOT wanted to run?

Has your watch ever gone wacky on a run?


2 thoughts on “Marathon Training: Week 3

  1. I’ve had my GPS act a little crazy , but usually it is when I’m on a treadmill for an indoor run. Running in Chicago always makes me GPS watch go crazy because of all the tall buildings lol

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