First week of marathon training = Done!
Monday: DOR (a great way to start a training week!)
Tuesday: Crosstraining: Spin class with weights
Wednesday: 4.5 miles on the trail. I ran in my elf socks since it was Christmas Eve, after all! Got a lot of smiles out of fellow runners, I love that!
Thursday: DOR. Normally, this will be a yoga day, but it was Christmas and there was just way too much going on!
Friday: 2.8 miles on the treadmill after work.
Saturday: A very lazy day of rest… Normally this may be a walking or short running day, depending on my work schedule. With the holidays, though, I really enjoyed having a day on the couch. My back was also bothering me in the afternoon/evening so I’m glad I took it easy.
Sunday: Long run, got 5.7ish miles in! Met with my running buddy, and we ran together.
It always feels good to get back to running with other people. I love running on my own, so I can have time to think and also walk when I need to. However, the long runs are so much better with other people. For the Half Marathon training, my running buddy wasn’t able to join the training group, and I missed having her, but it was also a great motivator for me to meet new people. There is a great group at my pace and we are looking forward to running together again. We all have races around the same time, and I can’t wait to see them again. The official group runs start next week!
My weekly plan is:
Tuesday: Spin class for crosstraining
Wednesday: Run (with speed work)
Thursday: Yoga class
Sunday: Long Run
I don’t want to give up my spin class, it really gets me motivated every week, and I really need yoga to wind down. I think this schedule is a manageable one for me, and allows for some flexibility to run long on Saturdays if I need to make adjustments.