Yesterday’s Packers game against the Giants was SO stressful –> I literally think the first text I sent yesterday was to Melissa and it said “OMG I’m so nervous for the game today.”
But, it turned out to be a great one (if you’re a Packers fan) and they continue to run the table. Also, I’m sure my friends are all tired of Packers memes and gifs because I just couldn’t help sending them my favorites, especially this one:
Anyways! The rest of this weekend was pretty chill, which I won’t complain about since it’s the first one in a long time. Of course, running — but more on that later.
My friends over at Minneapolis / St. Paul Clothing Company (who sometimes let me model — so fun!) are having a monster sale ($10 tees!) so I helped out at their studio on Saturday and finished off the day with some football.
Now on to the important part –> my Boston Marathon Training Recap, Week 2!
I kinda love the early weeks of training for a marathon because while it’s hard, you see the biggest increases in your performance/training at this point. I love being rewarded with that because it’s just a little bit extra motivation.
This week was a little tough because the weather was a lot colder than what my threshold is for training outside, so I spent a good chunk of the week on the treadmill. Which I think has it’s benefits (you can control your pace, you have everything you need in front of you, no ice), but man, it can be tough to stay in the zone mentally. I made it through 10 miles (at one time), which is just in the motivation bank the next time this happens.
Here’s what my workouts looked like for the week:
Boston Marathon – Week 2 Training Recap
Su: rest day
Mo: 8 miles with repeats (4 miles hard at 7:45ish / 4 miles easy at 9:31ish) / strength training
Tu: Easy 4 miles
We: 10 miles on the treadmill (9:31/average pace)
Th: Rest day / strength training
Fr: Easy 4 miles
Sa: Long run, 14 miles at 9:20 per mile
Total mileage: 40 miles!
This is my highest mileage in a long time, and I’m so proud of myself for also doing two strength training days (I’ve been sticking with a mix of TRX and weights, usually focusing on shoulders/arms because that’s where I need the most help). On Saturday — I had this weird thing where I almost passed out after my run?! I have a longer post about it later this week but I don’t think it’s anything major to worry about.
Overall, though, I’m feeling pretty strong. I need to do a better job of stretching (boo), foam rolling and drinking water (so hard in the winter, a glass of water just doesn’t sound that great).
How was your weekend? Football fans –> is your team still in the playoffs?
How was your training last week? What was your highlight/what do you need to work on?
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