Marathon Training Week 4

Hope you guys all had a fabulous weekend.

I was in Colorado running my first race of 2014. I can’t wait to put it all into writing for you (hopefully tomorrow).

Last weeks training went well and again I easily hit 35 miles.

Back when I first started running I tried a variety of different things. Running only 3 days a week and cross training the others. Running 4 days a week.

This is the first training cycle that I’ve found myself running almost 6 days a week. It gives me less of a chance to move my runs around or skipping them completely. My body has really responded well to it. And there’s just more proof to that with my performance this last weekend.

Some people say running 6 days a week a lot of your miles are junk miles, but I’ve discovered that each and everyone of my runs have had a purpose. Whether they’re hill miles, speed miles, tempo runs, or running easy cruising miles, they all have a purpose.

I have 3 weeks to my next race. 2 long run weekends and then race weekend.

We are headed into week 4 of Marathon training.

I really like having all these races before the marathon. Its taking my mind off how long marathon training really is. I just keep looking at the next race and not how much longer I have until May.

Here’s what’s on the schedule!

Monday: 6 mile tempo. Core.

Tuesday: Strength

Wednesday: 6 miles hilly. Core.

Thursday: Strength. 5 easy miles. Core.

Friday: 4 speed miles. Core

Saturday: 10 miles. Core.

My husband asked me last night if I was going to run and I told him I would decide when I got up how I felt. I slept in a pair of compression socks last night and actually feel really good today. My legs might have a different story once I jump on the treadmill, but I’m going to try to get some miles done. Shake out the cobwebs that might still be hanging around from yesterday.

I will do my best to get the race recap up tonight!

Happy Monday.


Posted on January 20, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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