Monday, October 2, 2017

Disney Marathon Training - Week Four

The hot weather hung around for a lot of the week last week. I had to move around some workouts to continue to have a life outside of marathon training. Totally worth it and I love having a life/running balance.

Monday I did some strength and hip work. It's the usual Monday thing at this point. I can tell you my hips have loved this. Whenever I feel a little tight I just do the circuit and it just hits the spot!

Tuesday it was so hot I refused to do my track workout. I did five easy miles. I was COVERED in bugs when I finished. It was gross! I also tried out the Koala Clip that everyone has been talking about. I really liked it! It is a great option for carrying my phone on a run.

Wednesday hubs and I headed out after work for some easy miles. I did four and again, the humidity was crazy. Not as many bugs this time, but still enough to be annoying. Luckily it was the last super warm day this week so it made it bearable.

Thursday was finally a little cooler! I decided to hit the track for my speed work. Well, it was a total fail. I don't think I drank enough through the day and I just felt off. I only did half of my workout and called it quits. It ended up being three miles but I just hate that I didn't finish it. Looking back I should have just stuck it out, but when you are not feeling it - it is so hard to focus on paces.

Friday I did some much needed foam rolling and stretching. Dangle loves watching me foam roll. This is what she did the whole time. It was adorable.

Saturday I met up with Maddie for this weeks long run. I was suppose to run eight miles but we ended up with nine! Oh well. It was beautiful outside and we had a great time together.

After the run I met some friends for the Cal vs Slippery Rock football game. It was a great game with some awesome company. Thanks to my friends at The Rock for hooking me up for the game. It was awesome seeing everyone again!

Sunday I did the strength workout I should have done on Saturday. I moved some workouts around so I could just focus on having fun on Saturday.

Weekly Total: 21 miles
September Total: 104 miles
2017 Total: 829 miles

I have a really tough week of training coming up. Plus, me and my friends are going to watch more football on Saturday! It all comes with balance. That will be my focus for the next few weeks. I've finished my first month of marathon training!!

I also wanted to announce I have decided to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon for charity in 2018!! I am running for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in honor of my BRF Carrie! You can read more about Carrie's story and donate here! This is something I have wanted to do for a really long time. I am so honored to be able to do it now!

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  1. Woohoo! 1 month down! Great job getting your workouts wasn't easy with the heat this week!

  2. That balance is so important! I think my balance will be out of whack as I hit my peak weeks this month, but then I'll have all winter to do all the fun things (this is what I'm telling myself to get through the hard months ahead!)