I can’t believe I’m in the 5th week of Boston Marathon Training with Team Stonyfield already. This training cycle is flying by!
Week 3: January 19 – 25
Monday: 50 minutes bike trainer, PT/Core/Glute exercises. Full body strength training.
Tuesday: 2 mile w/u, 3 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace (8:06, 8:00, 7:53), 2 miles c/d. Total: 7 miles. PT/Core/Glute exercises.
Wednesday: Quick and easy pace 5 miles. Full body strength training. PT reassessment in the evening.
Thursday: 2 mile easy w/u, 10 x 2:00 @ 10k pace (7:44 – 7:24), 1.5 mile easy c/d, Total 8 miles PT/Core/Glute exercises.
Friday: Easy pace 5 miles
Saturday: YOGA class!
Sunday: Long run – 16.4 of hills, slush, snow, wind and sunshine. It felt harder than it should have for almost all of the miles because of the road conditions. Sarah and I both said we were fine with stopping short of our intended 17 miles. But then we each confessed to hoping on the treadmill once we got home for another 0.6 miles to make it exact. Crazy runners think alike! PT/Core/Glute exercises.
Total: 42 miles
Week 4: January 26 – February 1 (cut back week)
Monday: 50 minutes bike trainer, PT/Core exercises/Glute exercises. Upper body weights.
Tuesday: Hill repeats on the treadmill because of snowpocolypse. 2 mile w/u, 30 secs @ 7.3/6% x 10, 1:00 recovery, 2 mile c/d. Total 7 miles. PT/Glute exercises
Wednesday: Easy 5 miles. Full body strength training.
Thursday: 6 easy miles w/ 4 x 20 sec strides.PM yoga class
Friday: REST. PT/Glute/Core exercises
Saturday: Yoga class
Sunday: Mid Winter Classic 10 Miler. New PR! Glute/Core exercises
Total: 28 miles
I’m feeling quite good. Despite having to do most of my miles on the treadmill, it hasn’t been as torturous as you would think. Dare I say that the treadmill is growing on me? Maybe it’s because I got hooked into listening to Serial?
The knots in my calves are so much better. I’m faithfully using The Stick multiple times a day. I also credit yoga for helping me feel good. In addition to the studio, I committed to #TakeTheLeap 30 days of yoga with prAna and FitApproach.
Have you seen their Spring Collection yet? If I could, I’d buy one of everything. I worked with prAna back in the late Fall and fell in love with their clothing. From workout gear to everyday clothing, everything is so well made with a conscious. It’s not often a company will go out of it’s way to be green for a better planet.
I totally stepped out of my comfort zone in getting the Ashley Capri in Blue Jay. Usually I’m an all black workout wear kind of girl. But with the dreary winter weather, I wanted something springy and colorful. I love ’em! And the Quinn Top. I love everything about it. It stays in place in class with no worries of wardrobe malfunctions no matter what pose I’m in. If you are feeling in the mood for shopping, check out their super cute stuff. You can get 15% off your order when you use my discount code psps15HFM.
How are you coping with the winter weather?
What workout are you loving right now?