Hi ya’ll! Over the coming weeks and months I will be sharing my training schedule and progress for the Edinburgh Marathon. I always enjoy reading about what others are doing to prepare for a goal race and I’ve found that by sharing my training plan it helps me stay accountable.
There were a lot of treadmill runs this week. The weather was cold and wet, so I logged miles on my treadmill and watched movies. I also didn’t do any real speed work this week because I increased my weekly mileage a pretty good jump and wanted to just log the miles without worrying about additional strain on my body.
Here’s what happened this week:
3 easy treadmill miles + lower body work – 40 standard squats & front squats with 20 lb EZ bar, lots of heavy resistance band work
This workout felt good! I really focused on going ass to grass on the squats and did clamshells, glute bridges, lateral walks, dinosaur walks and kickbacks with my heavy resistance band.
5 easy miles + Whitney Simmons back and bicep workout
Mindful Hatha Yoga – Yoga with Adriene
This was an active recovery day. My muscles were so tight and this helped so much.
5 miles + light abs
15 miles on the treadmill – I had only planned to run 10 miles, but my legs felt great so I decided to run 5 more. When the miles click off you just have to take advantage of it and roll with it.
I passed the time by watching some movies. It was a great run followed by a smoothie in a beer stein and this delicious chocolate cake. Too easy to be so decadent.
7 minute Yoga for Runners – Yoga with Adriene
7 easy miles – These felt so good! I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
Total Miles: 35 miles
I am so glad that I was able to get my mileage up and crank out some solid runs. All the strength and weight work seems to be helping me and I’m looking forward to another week.
I’m linking up with Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC. Be sure to check out everyone’s training recap!
Are you currently training for anything?
Any Spring race plans?