As a reminder, I’m running the NYC Marathon for Fred’s Team, and am working towards hitting a huge fundraising goal to support cancer research! You can click here to read more and make a donation.
Week 2 of marathon training was so much better than week 1. After having such a rough time getting back into it, my coach suggested I ditch my Garmin for a run or two and just focus on getting the work in. I did not wear my Garmin for most of the week, and I must admit it was refreshing! Here is how the week went:
Monday: 3 ish miles easy pace. This run felt good and truly easy. Of course I got a little winded on the uphills, but the recovery was fast on the downhills. Did 2 rounds of 15 reps of some glute and hip strength exercises. Since I wasn’t wearing my Garmin, I loaded up my wrist with reminders for my run:
Tuesday: 45 minutes stationary bike. I caught up on reading the latest issue of Runner’s World while completing a rolling hills program. Also, we had a huge harvest from our garden!
Wednesday: Upper body and core strength, plus 4ish miles easy pace. I did my strength training before my run, which worked out well from a “get it done” perspective. When I can and where it makes sense, I’m going to try to do this going forward.
Thursday: 3ish mile recovery run. This definitely felt harder than I would have liked it to be, even running at what felt like a snail’s pace.
Friday: 30 minutes easy stationary bike, 2 rounds of hip/glute strength exercises. This was the first time in a long time I had so many workouts in a row!
Saturday: 7 miles at 11:49 pace – and it was hot as crap. I met up super early with my running group but ended up dropping back and running at my own pace because it just felt so hard. I took a few walk breaks, but ultimately was proud to finish the miles even when I really wanted to quit.
Sunday: REST DAY! Yeah!!
Total Miles: 17
Overall, this week was solid and it felt good to get back into a routine. I also paid special attention to nutrition. I made up a batch of Superhero Muffins which were delicious every day.
This week was a super busy week at work, so I didn’t get to focus on fundraising as much as I would have liked. However, I still managed to bring in another $136 as of Sunday morning, bringing my total raised to $8,321. This next week will be another busy one at work, so my focus will be on doing as much as I can and getting things ready for my big event with my hairdresser next month!
How was your week? Don’t forget to link up with Jessie and I below!