This week wasn’t my strongest or fastest week but it’s done. More than that, I’m ready for this upcoming step-back week. I did manage to complete a few cross-training workouts (yoga x 2, Megaformer, weights, spin). And by manage, I mean “talk myself into.” Time isn’t really an issue, it’s more my energy/laziness.
Ft. Myers Marathon Training Week 7
Sunday: Yoga at Lululemon! Very basic vinyasa class.
Monday: 4 miles on South Beach + JetSet Pilates (Megaformer class). The run was more at an 8:30 pace but mainly because I started so late and wanted to just get out of the heat ASAP.
Tuesday: 5.5 miles total. I have 5 x 800 but this week said 4 (unless I changed it and don’t remember), so I went with it. I ran this on the treadmill which made pacing VERY easy and my splits were exactly even. It was nice to let a machine do the pacing work for a change.
Wednesday: Taught spin
Thursday: Cut this workout short because my knee was feeling iffy. I had already planned to run negative split tempo so I went with that and ignored the “8:05” pace listed. 1 mi warmup, 4 mile tempo, 1 mile cooldown. My splits for the tempo were all over the place, as you can tell. Almost completely negative.
Friday: Slow-flow yoga (75 minutes of intense stretching) + 25 minute upper body weights. I’m not sure if the intense stretching was the best thing the day before a long run, but it a) felt good and b) forced me to stretch for more than 5 minutes.
Saturday: 18 miles (9:09 pace). I just laughed when I stepped outside at 5:45 a.m. and immediately felt the heavy, suffocating heat. I drove to a different area of town (for a mental and scenery change) and listened to podcasts most of the time. Nothing hurt but it wasn’t the most fun long run. I was glad I didn’t have to run 8 more right then.
On a different note, I officially found my new mid-run fuel: U RAWk bars. It’s funny to look at the label and see all the ingredients it DOESN’T have. It’s made out of almonds, coconut butter, raisins, coconut, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, among a few other things.
I found it at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and ran both 17 and 18 miles with it (I only ate half each time). If they were so expensive I would eat these regularly…so delicious!
Total: 33.5 miles
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
New bars ;) Love it!! Gotta check them out!
Seriously…every time I see your workouts I crave a good spin class! Cycling yourself is just not the same, but I make do :P
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I agree that a class is much better! But plugging in your headphones and making up your own ride is a great option.
She Rocks Fitness says
Can’t believe it is still so hot down there…Looks like a good week of running to me! :) Crazy how some bars can be so expensive…makes you seriously consider just making your own…HAHA! Enjoy your Sunday friend!
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I SHOULD make my own but I’m too lazy for that (#truth)
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
I applaud you for making it through with the heat! My body is not a fan at all of running in the heat and humidity, so I don’t think I’d make it in Florida haha. Great week of training and great variety of cross-training workouts!
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It’s a struggle every year. But I think I’d rather deal with the heat than the snow
Gabby @ gogabbith says
Hearing about the heat you have to run in makes me appreciate living in the northeast! Although the view you have on your run looks beautiful. Those bars sound delicious, I will have to check them out!
I’m jealous of you people up north this time of year. Except I’m very happy down here from January-April :)
Great job this week! I hope you get some of the glorious cool weather we got this weekend. It was nice to get a change from the typical 90 degree days we’ve had! I will have to check out those bars..I have a really hard time eating anything except honey stinger gels during a run, and should probably start eating more.
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I’m wishing hard for cooler weather! Hopefully when October hits. Those bars are great because they aren’t too chewy and easy (for me) to digest.
Good job on your training this week. The heat has been ridiculous here in Memphis, however it was in the 50’s this morning so I got an eleven mile run in. I just started today, using Pacific Health Labs accelerade and I did really well. I don’t want to say it was because of that but I ran better than I usually do. Have a great day.
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Yay for an awesome run. Bonus that it was in cooler weather!
The heat sounds pretty oppressive over there! Autumn is well on the way here and I was out in gloves yesterday morning. xx
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I don’t know if I own gloves- ha! I miss that weather during this time of year.