I am also posting on DailyMile, but everything (and more!) will be posted here as well. This "Marathon Training" series is an experiment for me both in fitness and in blogging, as I am going to go into more detail than in previous training cycles, documented HERE and HERE.
Last Week in Review:
Here is the original schedule from last week and my comments/modifications. Overall, this week went pretty well. I am especially happy with the long run because last week's was very hard for me. Although I had some rough moments in the earlier parts of the long run, I pulled it together and ran consistently the whole time except for some water breaks (actually it was Vega breaks).
Week of July 25 (Week 2)
Monday - jog 40 minutes -- Did this outdoors. Had to take a couple of walking breaks, ugh.
Tuesday - cross-train 30 minutes -- Did 30 Day Shred for 40 min, need to review it soon!
Wednesday - 8 x 400 m (.25 mi), 2:05-2:15 pace (about 7.2-7.4 mph)
Thursday - jog 30 minutes or rest -- Ran 30 min later in the morning... super sweaty treadmill run.
Friday - cross-train 30 minutes -- Did 30 min of Jacob's ladder.
Saturday - 9 mi 10:40-11:20 pace (about 5.2-5.5 mph)
This week's schedule is very similar to last week's, except a couple more speed repeats on Wednesday and a couple more miles on Saturday. Also, instead of another Thursday run, I get to do cross-training instead. This is appreciated, since I'm still no running superhero!
Week of Aug 1 (Week 3)
Monday - jog 40 minutes
Tuesday - cross-train 30 minutes
Wednesday - 10 x 400 m (.25 mi), 2:05-2:15 pace (about 7.2-7.4 mph)
Thursday - cross-train 30 minutes or rest
Friday - cross-train 30 minutes
Saturday - 11 mi 10:40-11:20 pace (about 5.2-5.5 mph)
Do you appreciate cross-training days? What is your favorite way to cross-train, and what do you COUNT as cross-training?
To be continued...