Marathon Training: Week 7

After a couple weeks of resting my hamstring, I really picked up the running this week. My hamstring isn’t 100% yet, but I have been doing some strengthening exercises every day that focus not only on my hamstrings, but my quads and glutes too. It got to 60 degrees this week! SIXTY DEGREES! After the deep freeze we experienced the week before, this truly felt like a heat wave! Summer can’t come soon enough! Warmer temps called for running outside.[Read more]

Getting back on the wagon

I have fallen a bit off the blogging wagon. The past couple of weeks have been a little busy and some things got pushed to the way side. I was sick the week leading up to Christmas, and I didn’t run at all. I was worried about not getting my miles in, but I felt like my body needed a break. I’ve slowly eased into running this week. It’s beyond frigid here this week (it was 1 degree this morning!)[Read more]

Marathon Training: Week 3

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[Read more]

Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Week 2 of marathon training is done! This is a 20 week training cycle, and I’m really trying to ease into it so that I don’t do too much too quickly and injure myself. Here’s how this week went: Sunday: 3 mile shakeout run. This was done at an easy pace the day after my long run. Monday: Barre class! Tuesday: Spin class! This was my first time taking a spin class, and I loved it. The darkness, the music,[Read more]

Marathon Training: Week 1

Marathon training has officially started! Week 1 of my 20 week program for the Boston Marathon is in the books. As a charity runner, I was given a training plan by our group coach. This plan is for hundreds of runners and is not specific to me or my goals. I am going to need to tweak it a little bit, especially in the beginning, to make sure I am not adding mileage too quickly. Here’s how the week went:[Read more]