Cleveland Marathon Training Week 1 was off to a very good start!
Here is what week 1 was supposed to look like.
Here is what actually happened.
Monday: Nike Training App (NTC) 15 min abs and arms
Tuesday: Morning Workout, 3.05 miles at 9:20 pace. Evening workout, Street Speed Work. 1 mile WU, 6-800′s at 3:20, 3:22, 3:29, 3:33, 3:31, 3:38, 1 mile CD. 9.05 miles for the day.
Wednesday: Spin 35 mins, NTC 15 min arms and abs, volleyball doubleheader. Long Day!
Thursday: Morning Workout, 3.08 miles at 9:47 pace. Evening Workout 4 miles at 8:23 pace.
Friday: Rest Day!
Saturday: 12 glorious miles at 8:18 pace. First couple miles I was flying. It caught up with me in the end and I struggled to hold onto the pace at the end.
Total Mileage: 34.05
Overall not a bad training week especially for the first official week of marathon training. After all my long runs, I now take ice baths. I absolutely HATE being cold but it’s supposed to help with recovery. I’ll do just about anything to keep my IT band healthy. Even if it means sitting in a freezing cold tub for 10-15 mins. Cold just thinking about it.
I’ve also been foam rolling more now that I am not agitating my IT band, when I do it. I can now tell the good hurt you are supposed to feel as well as it being less tight when I am done.
How is your training going? Anyone else do the ice baths?