I felt like a new person this week compared to last. Even if I didn’t hit every pace exactly I just felt a little bit stronger, which is a shocker because it has been a freaking sauna here. Just goes to show the ups and downs of running. I fully expect to have “off” weeks in the near future. However, I’m pretty confident that yoga (3x this week) played a part in my recovery and strength.
Next week is a step-back week in terms of workouts (one instead of two speed runs) and my long run is cut in half. This works out well because I’ll be traveling/getting situated back at school so it’s one less thing to think about.
Ft. Myers Marathon Training: Week 3
Sunday: 20 minutes upper body weights + yoga with my mom.
Monday: 4 miles easy (8:55 pace). Ironically, out of all the runs this week this was the most difficult. My legs just couldn’t get into it.
Tuesday: 6 miles of speed intervals (AM) + yoga with Christina (PM). 1 mile warm-up, 5 x 800 in 3:35 (7:10 min/mile), 800 jog in between, 1 mile cooldown. I gave out during the last interval, but I’m glad I attempted it instead of shortening the workout. Instead, I just shortened the cooldown a half mile (oops).
Wednesday: Soho Cycling
Thursday: 6 miles (4 tempo). My tempo splits were: 7:56, 8:03, 7:53, 8:00. I’m doing a better job with pacing but still not where I want to be. I have a break from tempo next week but then it goes up to 5 miles (at a little slower pace).
Friday: Yoga with my mom. We did lots of hip openers per my request.
Saturday: 14 miles on my beautiful Bayshore.
This run was a world of a difference from last week’s long run. It was *slightly* less humid and I started running earlier (which I need to get into a routine of doing again). I ran on my favorite path along with dozens of other runners. The only bad part about this run was that I got blisters from my Hoka’s. This was my longest run in them and it now looks like I’ll be going back to Brooks for long runs. Not sure why it happened but, to be safe, I’ll stick to < 6-7 miles for Hoka-wearing.
Total: 30 miles, 3 yoga classes, 1 spin class.
She Rocks Fitness says
I always find it interesting when some of your shortest runs always seem to be the hardest physically and sometimes mentally. Yeah for all the yoga! When training for a race, I always feel incorporating yoga makes a big difference. Happy Weekend! xoxo
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Our yoga teacher is currently on holiday so no yoga for me this week apart from a couple of YouTube videos in the living room :(
Apologies if I missed this in one of your earlier posts but how long is your training program?
Hope the move back to Miami goes well xx
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Liv @ Healthy Liv says
I currently have 2 pairs of running shoes that I meant to start rotating, but I always just end up wearing the cuter pair. Sigh… ;)
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Rebecca @ MyEagerFeet says
Great job on the speedwork! Those are some awesome paces. I always run in the same pair of shoes – I know swapping between pairs is recommended, but nothing but Mizunos feel right on my feet!
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Awesome week!! Cut back weeks feel so amazing… I always get the itch that I feel like I should be running more, but my legs always come back so much stronger. Definitely works out well that you’ll be heading back to school too!! And I’m so bad… I really need to start doing yoga or some form of stretching each week. Have a fabulous week girl : )
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Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
So cool you do lots of yoga with your mom! I once took my mom to Spinning and we had a blast together. But she’s definitely more of an elliptical/jogging gal.
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masala girl says
hey what app do you use for running?