Erie Marathon Training Weeks 1 & 2

Nothing like starting off a new training plan with being sick, having to skip a long run and rearranging your training plan. I’ve combined training weeks 1 and 2 because they were both crazy. I imagined that this would be an interesting training cycle since I am nearing the end of wedding planning, getting married and going on a honeymoon. I didn’t imagine getting sick the first week.

Week 1: Sick and skipped long run 😦

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 30 Minute spin & conditioning
Wednesday: Speedwork, 1 mile WU, 8-400s, 1.5 mile CD. I thought 400s might be easier than 800s and change up my speedwork for a week. I was wrong, they were really hard.
Thursday: 3 miles before work, 4 miles after
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5K and 1.5 mil WU, ran 2 more miles on the treadmill=6 total for the day

Just about to lose the lead
Just about to lose the lead

Sunday: 6 mile run. Supposed to be a long run and ended up being too sick 😦

Total Mileage: 23.5

Week 2: Sick, spa day and IT band problems

Monday: Rest/slept all day because I thought I had strep throat and was dying
Tuesday: Still sick but ran 5 miles on the treadmill.
Wednesday: Went to the spa after work to use a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket. Played flag football and didn’t mess up my pedi.
Thursday: 25 min spin before work, 6 mile run, sand vball game.
Friday: 2 mile run in the morning, followed by 3 sets of 10 burpees & 30 second plank. My favorite workout to do last week.

New Workout
New Workout

Saturday: 12 mile run. I wanted to do 14-16 but my IT band was bothering my from mile 4 on so I cut it short instead of making it worse. I followed it up a 2 hour bike ride. We rode our bikes to breakfast on Saturday.

Breakfast at BonBon
Breakfast at BonBon

Sunday: 3.33 mile run by myself, 2.3 mile run with Ryan on some trails, an hour and 20 minute bike ride and lots of kolo dancing. My calves are killing me today!

Kolo Dancing
Kolo Dancing

Total Mileage: 30.63

I’m taking today as a rest day and hopefully making my IT band less cranky and then hitting the track for some speedwork tomorrow. Assuming the IT band behaves itself, I’m planning on running a half marathon this weekend.

2 thoughts on “Erie Marathon Training Weeks 1 & 2

  1. Bummer you have been sick, I guess it’s better now than wedding time or marathon time though!

    As for the IT problems, erk I have been there it is definitely no fun. Stretching and foam rolling are pretty much the only things I can say besides PT. Hope it feels better soon!

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