Cleveland Marathon Training Week 1: Setting Small Goals

Officially Cleveland Marathon training for 1 week and already made some adjustments to my training. All of my runs were on the treadmill due to the icy and frigid temps in Cleveland. I can’t sign off on running in the snow and ice when my husband fell on the ice a few months ago and tore his bicep muscle and another friend broke his leg when he hit some black ice while running. Instead I will stay safe and sound on the treadmill until it is safe to run outside again.
Monday: 4 miles
Tuesday: 1 mile warm up, 10×400 with 400 recovery in between and 1 mile cool down. It was a tough workout. I was supposed to go 12×400 but my legs are still recovering from the New Orleans marathon so I cut 2 off.
Wednesday: 6 miles in the am and 2,050 meter swim (I think, it was my first masters swim class but I tried to keep track)
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: rest day and conditioning (Pushups, situps, squats, light weights)
Saturday: 10 miles
Sunday: 1 hr spin at Ride+Workout, we did about 20 miles. Had 8 running miles on deck too but decided to go swimming instead. Then I decided to go swimming another day since the swim class was 1.5 hours long and I am not sure I am ready for that yet. I can swim 1.5 hours at my own pace but not with the Masters.
Total: 33 miles
First week with the Hanson’s plan plus triathlon training and overall not too bad. I had planned to ride on my training on Tuesday and Friday but Tuesday my quads were really sore so I didn’t want to push it and Friday I had a huge headache so I came home and laid down after work instead of hoping on the bike.
Cleveland Weather
Cleveland Weather
Weekly Goals:
  • I want to get all my workouts in this week, including a run on Sunday if I am not swimming.
  • I want to get on the bike trainer on Tuesday and Sunday night.
  • I want to go to masters swimming Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (and 3 days a week at least from here on out!).
Bodhi is trying to recover from the training week
Bodhi is trying to recover from the training week
Do you set weekly goals? I do sometimes just because it breaks up the weeks and doesn’t make the training cycle seem as long.

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