Cleveland Marathon Training Week 2: Wow that went by fast!

I cannot believe how fast the past week went and that I am already blogging about week 2. I guess the weeks go by fast when you are marathon training, planning a wedding and have 12 FRIENDS who are all expecting a baby in the next 6 months. How crazy is that? I guess it kind of makes sense since I was attending 10 weddings, a year, for 2 years.

Monday: Supposed to be a Rest day….but instead I did Nike Training Club (NTC) 15 min abs, 15 min arms and 15 min legs.
Tuesday: Speedwork on the track!!! 1 mile WU, 6-800’s in 3:14, 3:25, 3:22, 3:28 (barefoot), 3:21, 3:22, CD was barely half a mile. I worked so hard that I had nothing left in the tank and couldn’t get a whole mile in for the CD. I was super exhausted. I also had some weird pain in my foot or maybe it was a rock.ย  I got so frustrated I took off my shoes and I ran my 4th 800 BAREFOOT! It was weird and hard, you feel so many different muscles. Don’t worry, I’m not switching to a barefoot runner but I found it interesting.
Wednesday: 15 mins spinning (it was a very busy day and that’s all I could squeeze in in the morning) and volleyball double header.

Crazy awesome vball players at this place.
Crazy awesome vball players at this place.

Thursday: Tempo Run to my friends Julie’s apartment! She’s a Stella & Dot Stylist and was having people over to see the new Spring Line but I needed to get my run in so I ran to her place. I am pretty bad at tempo runs and my paces are usually all over the place but I am happy with this one. 4.5 miles in 37:04. My paces were 8:56, 8:31, 7:52, 7:35, 8:15.
Friday: Rest Day. Took a true rest day and went to dinner with 2 of my bridesmaids. My plan was to demolish some nachos at the Winking Lizard (it’s a staple with my friends). However, I failed at that demolishing part, the picture below was my leftovers. I swear I put a dent in them.

WInking lizard
Tip: Ask for a side of mild sauce with your nachos. AMAZING

Saturday: I was dreading my long run because it was so windy out. I set a bunch of small goals to get myself through the workout. 1.) run the 12 miles close to what I ran them in last week. 2.) don’t go out too fast. 3.) take GU! 4.) run the first 7 miles in an hour and the last 5 miles in under 45 mins. 5.) run a slower more even pace. The last 7 miles were pretty windy but the last 4 were even worse. I still cranked out the 12 miles in 1:41:21 (about 2 mins slower than last week. Not bad with the wind) and a 8:27 pace.
Sunday: 30 mins of P90X pylometrics. 40 mins of ab, arm and leg work.

Total Mileage: 22 miles

Anyone else have a crazy amount of friends having babies this year? Love all my friends and cannot wait to see and spoil their babies!

Favorite Nacho Topping? Mine is sour cream and mild sauce.

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