I’m not gonna lie…last week was pretty awesome. I have so much to be thankful for each week I am able to run and train, but this week was really instrumental in helping me work through some things. I’ve been complaining about my hip/right side for a while, but last week the pain was minimal and I was able to get in some solid workouts.
The Knoxville Marathon isn’t really a goal race for me so I am just using it to make me better, give me some confidence since the course is incredibly hilly and keep me on track. I am still kinda treating it like a race, even though I am far from being in shape for a PR.
I’ve really wanted to focus on getting stronger in all areas of my body so that when fall marathon training season kicks up I will be in a good place. As you know I will be running the Chicago Marathon and the NYC Marathon this fall. Eek! (squeals)
On Thursday I shared some workouts that I have been loving lately or ones I am dying to try. I incorporated a lot of them into my training last week. Be sure to check them out here. There’s a lot of good ones!
I’ve been using the Nike Training Club Dynamic Warm Up before my runs. It’s easy to turn on before a run and everything is timed out so I don’t have to think about how long I need to stretch a particular muscle group.
Monday: ACTIVE RECOVERY DAY – dog walk + TIU Love Your Body with Yoga
Tuesday: Barre3 DVD
Wednesday: 2.89 miles of hill repeats + Blogilates 3 min turbo oblique and lower ab workouts + dog walk + TIU Triathlon Stretch Routine
a.m. – TIU Kettle Booty Workout, 50 glute bridges and clamshells, TIU Love Your Body with Yoga
p.m. – 3 easy miles + dog walk
We were allowed to wear jeans at work and rep our favorite team since it’s March Madness. I decided to wear all my Disney gear instead.
Saturday: 8.89 miles
These were really slow miles but I did manage to negative split and my legs felt great. I surprised myself and had a wonderful run. I set out for 8 miles but decided to just run for 2 solid hours instead. My route also consisted of lots of hills so I was proud.
Sunday: 1 hour recovery run on the trails
There were lots of climbs and the weather was perfect so I took it all in and stretched out my legs.
Total: ~ 18 miles
Are you training for a spring race?
Do you get into March Madness?