The theme of the week: stomach issues. I *might* talk about this soon but just know that my stomach has been a pain in the
ass stomach. Cramping and indigestion mainly. The other theme of the week: rain. STILL. For some crazy reason the weather people keep saying we are in a drought? I will never understand that because all it does is rain. Other than that, I successfully got in the mileage :)
Ft Myers Marathon Training Week 9
Sunday: 90 minute hot yoga class at a new-to-me studio. This was actually one of the worst experiences ever and I couldn’t focus on anything but surviving the heat. Minus the heat it would have been a very basic class. I’ll stick with my Baptiste hot yoga studio from now on.
Monday: 6.25 miles + a core class. It wasn’t exactly Pilates but we did some similar moves. We also did some lower body strength and stretching. I liked it a lot (because I did not sweat- hallelujah) and it fit perfectly into my class break.
Tuesday: 5.5 miles total including 4 x 1000 m, which is .62 miles. I did this on the treadmill and just set the machine to 8.0 so it was about a 7:30 min/mile pace. In between rounds I jogged the remaining .38 of the mile. 1 mile warmup + .5 mile cooldown (I was over the treadmill).
Wednesday: Taught spin. I added a tabata song into the playlist (one where it counts for you) and it was hard! At least I thought so.
Thursday: 6.5 miles w/ 5 tempo (@ 8ish min/mile). I really really hate doing tempo runs on the treadmill so instead of staying at a constant pace for 5 miles, I started at 6.8 mph and went up .1 every minute for 10 minutes and repeated that 4 times. 1 mile warm-up to start but I cut the cooldown short again because I was on the treadmill.
Friday: Spin class. I changed up my normal strength and/or yoga routine and went to a new-to-me studio for a 45 minute spin class. I definitely didn’t push myself hard (at all) because it was an “easy day” and used it more to keep my legs moving and to (selfishly) get new songs for my own classes.
Saturday: 16 miles @ 8:57 min/mile.
The first three miles felt so hard at a 9:30 pace and there was a lot of negative talk in the beginning. Guess I just needed to warm up. Negative split too (second half of the run was faster than the first).
Total: 34.25 miles, 2 spin classes, 1 yoga class