Hi ya’ll! Over the coming weeks 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.
Be sure to read this post about reevaluating my goals and current running mojo!
I ended up doing nearly all of my runs on the treadmill this week. The pollen was absolutely horrible and the afternoon temps were into the 80s by the time I got home from work. I am working to get back to running before work, but sometimes that’s a struggle.
Here’s what happened this week:
I was still so sore from Sunday’s workout, but I was determined to get a couple miles in. They surprisingly felt okay.
3 miles + quick arm complex
Yoga When You Are Sore – Yoga With Adriene + Epsom Salt Bath
1 hour dog walk
The miles felt pretty good and so did all the strength work. I normally try to incorporate a lot of quad focused exercises like front and narrow squats, but was still feeling the effects from Sunday’s workout so I opted for more glute work.
- 6 miles
- superset: sumo + standard squats w/ 20lb barbell (8×4)
- resistance band exercises
- lateral band walks
- dinosaur walks
- glute bridges
- hip ups on the decline
3 miles, 30 minutes of easy spinning + quick arm workout
REST + 2 hours of yard work and raking (Yes, I’m counting this!)
This should have been my long run, but after a couple miles I knew I needed to call it quits. The pollen was making me so sick (even with allergy meds) and I didn’t get much rest the night before so I decided to go home, rest up and try again on Sunday.
3.69 miles on the Silver Comet Trail
After everything that happened on Saturday I decided to stay indoors. It was so tough, but I was still feeling sick to my stomach and my head weighed a thousand pounds.
The run went just fine. I threw in some hills, watched movies and just cranked some slow miles.
17 miles on the treadmill
Total Miles: 32.69
I hate that only one of my runs was outdoors, but the pollen is killing me this year! Allergies haven’t been this bad for me in nearly 7 years. I’m looking into adding more holistic remedies into my routine to help me get through the season.
I’m pleased with my mileage this week and the effort I’ve put towards weight and strength training. I will be building my mileage over the coming weeks and slowing cutting back the weight lifting. 40 days til race day!
Are you currently training for anything?
Any Spring race plans?