The weather has not been cooperating lately, it’s been almost 2 weeks since I ran outside. It’s not always the snow that keeps me inside but lots of cold and I’m not risking frostbite…again.
That doesn’t mean I can’t get my workouts in though. Treadmill running may not be easy but it’s warm, dry and an even surface. There have been a lot of people with injuries after running on uneven snow this year so make sure you are careful and dressed warm if you run outside.
Monday: 3 mile run and 1 hour spin (with my new cycling shoes!)
Tuesday: Speedwork-1 mile WU, 5-800s, 1 mile CD. I was on the treadmill so I didn’t time my 800s, just ran really fast, I think they were all around 3:25. I did the following workout on Tuesday and Thursday this week. I call it a conditioning workout.
Wednesday: 3.12 mile run in the AM, 5 mile run in the PM
Thursday: Conditioning work in the AM with Bodhi trying to play.
4 mile run and 35 mins of swimming in the PM
Friday: 15 Mile long run on the treadmill. If I’m not going out on a Friday night then I do my long run that day instead. Then I can sleep in a little on Saturday
Saturday: Rest day
5 mile run and 1 hour spin and strength training in the PM
Total Mileage: 35.62
If this is your first time training for a marathon, don’t be discouraged by my long runs. I’ve been running 13-15 miles pretty easily for the past couple weekends so I’m just maintaining it right now.
By the end of the week I was feeling very much like this. I took out my 5 miler on Sunday because I didn’t really feel like I needed it. I want to run quality miles and don’t want to kill my legs and end up injured.
I saw this shirt on etsy and I’m pretty sure I need it! Maybe I’ll reward myself with one after some good long runs…or warmer weather. (They also make it for 13.1!) (shhh I may have ordered myself some other goodies on this site. Can’t wait to show you.)
Now hurry up and study your Cleveland Marathon knowledge because they are have a contest on their twitter page at 10 AM! There will be one male and female winner this week. #RUNCLEcontest
Speaking of the marathon, the OFFICIAL Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon training gear is out. I have to admit, this race has some pretty stylish clothing. When the expo comes, I have a hard time resisting the urge to buy everything.
Stop by here tomorrow to bid on some items for the virtual bake sale! We are nearing $1,000 raised for Jordan’s Family Foundation.
110 days and counting, don’t forget to register for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and start training!