Marathon Training Recap Week 12

Here are the details of last week : )

Sunday, January 26th–Rest Day. I was basically in recovery mode from the previous day’s long run (my 18 miler!)

Monday, January 27th–Cross Train. 10 miles on the bike and some core work. This was tough as I was still feeling the effects from Saturday but I mustered through it.

Tuesday, January 28th–6.2 miles. I wanted to challenge myself with this one. My legs were still tired so I wanted to see how I’d do running on tired legs. Also, I’m trying to see how I can start increasing my distance going a little faster. The results:

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It was hard. Very hard. But I’m glad I did it as I wanted to really push myself.

Wednesday, January 29th–Track Day/Speed Work. We did 200m surges drill which I discussed in this post. I love doing speed work. This is a surprise to me as I consider myself more of a long distance/endurance runner but I’ve been having so much fun challenging myself on track days.

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Thursday, January 30th–Unintentional Rest Day. Aaaaand then fatigue set it in. This was supposed to be another cross training day but by the time my husband got home, I was just absolutely exhausted. I handed the kids over to him and called it a night at 7 p.m. Much needed rest.

Friday, January 31st–Rest Day but not really. I did a Blogilates video and some planking. Plus, I got these in the mail

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and was SO pumped to use them as soon as I could! I had a virtual half marathon scheduled the next day so it was perfect to break out my new Ultimate Direction Hydrapack. Absolutely love it. Love, love, love it.

Saturday, February 1st–12.75 miles. Yeah, I said I had a virtual half scheduled. That didn’t quite come out the way I’d hope. I started the first 6 miles with a buddy who was recovering from a cold but also had the same mileage on her plan. She clearly was not feeling well and had to stop often to catch her breath. I decided to nix the virtual and run/walk with her to make sure she was okay. I was a little bummed I couldn’t complete the run the way I’d have liked, but I knew that there’d be other days where circumstances would be better.

Totals for the month of January…drumroll… 93.75 miles.

Yes, the .25 kinda bothers me (and really, being so close to 100) but I didn’t realize this until Saturday when January was already over lol. Oh well : )

Overall this was a very productive, exciting month! New 1/2 marathon PR, longest distance run to date (18 miles), and most cumulative monthly total miles. I think it’s safe to say I’ve started 2014 on the right foot 😀

***Don’t forget we’re celebrating my upcoming marathon with an awesome giveaway! Click here to enter for $35 towards a Road ID purchase!!! Giveaway ends Friday at midnight. 

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