Weekly Workouts: Marathon Training Week 3

Another week down, another week closer to the marathon!

 

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The week didn’t go exactly as planned.

Monday I was scheduled to run 5-6 miles. I went out with the goal to run 6 but once I got to 5 miles it was really dark out. I decided 5 was good enough and I quickly ordered a head lamp to wear for future evening runs. I ran 5 miles in 41:54  {an 8:22 pace}. I got pretty cold so I warmed up with some hot chocolate post run!

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Tuesday I went to the gym for the circuit training class. We did curtsy lunges with weights, and boy did I feel those for a couple days. They are a great exercise for the IT-band.

Wednesday the running group was over in Newport, KY. Normally my drive is about 15 minutes to get over there.  I didn’t watch the new to see that they highway was shut down because of an accident. This was my view for the next hour.

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Once we (I car pooled with my running buddy) arrived we saw the group had left. I sort of knew where they were going to be so we ran across the bridge and through a park to look. As we were going back we saw them and jumped in. We were a mile behind so we ended with 5 miles. It was already pretty late so we didn’t add on. I ran 5 miles in 41:58 {an 8:23 pace}, with negative splits.

Thursday I was thinking of running a couple miles but my body wanted a rest day so I took it!

Friday morning I woke up early to head to the gym before work. A lot of the workout was legs so I didn’t do my normal weights. I didn’t want to be sore for running the next day.

Saturday morning was a beautiful morning to run. We had a nice hilly route this week.I actually felt pretty good even though I have been dealing with a cold. The group actually stuck with the right pace, too! We ran 8.5 miles.

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This week I have 6-7 miles on Monday, 6-7 miles Wednesday with hill repeats, and 7-9 miles for our long run. I am hoping to cross train Tuesday & Friday again.

I am off work tomorrow so I will be getting my run in early!

What workout plans to you have this week? Be sure to link up with Meghan!

6 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts: Marathon Training Week 3

  1. I love your coffee mug!

    I sure wish that I were as speedy as you. You seem to be doing an excellent job with training. That mileage will start stacking up quick. 🙂 Awesome!

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