It's marathon training time, folks!
I will fill in the pacing gaps for each of these runs. For instance, I don't know what my "marathon pace" should be, but if I want to PR, I think I need to keep it to a consistent 6.3 mph. That's kinda slow for me to be running, it's just that I tend to break down during races. So I will be doing something faster than that during training... "The Ukrainian" has given me the green light to go a 7.0 mph. Yay?
This Week's Workouts:
Sunday - rest
Was supposed to do yoga, but gosh darn it, I was having a laaaazzzzyyy day. I should have done it, though, if not just to get rid of that "I need to get out of the house" feeling.
Monday - 5 mi @7.0, 30 min stretch/arms/abs, 20 min backbends yoga
Okay, so the back of my left ankle area feels sore. It actually started during this run. Also, left hip feels tweaked. I don't think it's necessarily a consequence of speed, nor do I think it's anything bad. Fear/paranoia will only lead me to tenseness and more injury. So meanwhile, I press on. Also, the DVD player wasn't hooked up correctly, so I had to do the dang yoga without sound... definitely tough and not as fun.
Tuesday - 3 mi @7.0, 45 min FitMoves circuits
Had a rough start but finished the run. Also did not do my yoga due to rebelliousness. After working a full day, this workout, and working on my dissertation, I did not want anymore to-do items on my list... yoga being one of them.
Wednesday - 5 mi @3.6-7.0, [planned - salsa 1.5 hr]
This was one of those mornings that I wonder why I don't quit running. Legs were breaking down, and it just reminds me of how un-fun running has been for me lately.
Thursday - 3 mi @7.0, 30 min various biking, 30 min strength/stretch/abs
Friday - 45 minutes FitMoves circuit class, 15 min elliptical @10r, 15 min s.bike @ 3.5r
Saturday - 8 mi - outdoors, 30 min playing in the water
Weekly Mileage: 24