Things that are Week 17 of Marathon Training
I think this was one of the hardest weeks for me. Not because training was hard, but because I was exhausted.
Monday: Went to a yoga class.
Tuesday: Ran 2.4 miles outside and did a shake out run. Shake out meaning, I just wanted to make sure nothing was extra sore, or see if there was an injury starting to flare up. Basically it was an easy run. I also did the strength exercises the Chiropractor gave me. I think those exercises have really helped me not injure myself this training cycle.
Wednesday: I was going to go swim and bike 10 miles after work to get ready for the triathlon on Saturday. I ended up going to bed at 7:30. Sleep was definitely needed, and thankfully the hubs didn’t mind.
Thursday: Felt I needed that extra rest – I felt like I could come down with something if I didn’t take an extra rest day – plus I was planning on doing the triathlon, as well as running 12 miles (Not sure what I was thinking there..) so I wanted that extra rest.
Friday: My usual rest day – but I made sure I did extra stretches to be ready for Saturday.
Saturday: I completed my first sprint triathlon (swim 600m, bike 14 miles, run 5k), and later that day I ran 6 additional miles. I ended up running in the canyon around 7:30pm and knowing that the sun was going down at 8:30. I figured I would have more light outside after the sun went down – nope. I had this feeling that I needed to make sure I had my pepper spray out in my hand. Nothing bad happened (thankfully my prayers were answered), and the last mile I ran it in 9:23 – I had that feeling that I just needed to be fast and be done. I ran the 6 miles in 1:11.
Sunday: Rest day!
Total Miles: 11.4 miles, a down week for sure (last week was 17 total miles). I’m already at 24 miles for the month and it’s only the end of the first week of August.
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