Sunday Sweats 27: Marathon Training Week 1
June 29–July 5
Monday: 3.04 mile run (9:12 pace)
It's day 1! And it feels a bit anticlimactic because 3 miles is definitely a short run for me and pretty much my bare minimum most of the time, but it's where my plan starts. This run felt good, and that's all I wanted. A strong start can work wonders on my mentality.
Tuesday: studio yoga class (75 minutes)
Here's an idea: Don't come to a yoga class completely bombed and disrupt the entire class of people who are trying to have their 75 minutes of peace and calm and fun because you can't stop falling over. Donna handled this way better than I would have been able to, so props to her. Luckily homegirl got booted out of class after the first ~15 minutes or so and the rest was all good.
Wednesday: hamstring yoga (13 min) + 4.01 mile run (9:21 pace)
First thing I felt was a bit of a twinge in my left hamstring when I woke up this morning. I think I tweaked it last night before I had warmed up, so I treated it right away with this nice flow.
It was too cool (um, 80º. But only 43% humidity.) for the breeze I ran right into on the back 2 miles to feel refreshing; instead it was just annoying and slowed me down. They can't all be runs to write home around, right?
Thursday: deep hip yoga (15 min)
Free flowed through some really juicy outer hip work, like figure four modifications (learned from the amazing Sage Rountree at Wanderlust!) and reclined bound angle.
Friday: heart opener flow (14 min) + 8.01 mile run (9:52 pace)
Got ready for a fun-filled weekend and first run over 6 miles in weeks with a quick heart-opener flow. My run was challenging—cool, but windy—and I didn't build for it properly, what with skipping a run last week. My legs were tired, as they should be on a 53% mileage increase. 🙈
Saturday: deep hip yoga (12 min)
I was down the shore for the holiday weekend, so it was challenging to get any fitness in. (My cousins had popped the first drinks of the day before noon; it was that kind of holiday.) Between boat trips and meals (we eat about every two hours...) I squeezed in some lagoon-side flow on the dock.
Sometimes it's funny how I tell myself I'll work out when I get home. But I was so tired that I actually had to pull off the road and cat-nap on my way home from the shore, so anything but sleep was off the table when I got home.
(I hope everyone celebrating had a great Fourth of July weekend! GO USWNT!)
Running: 15.06 miles
Yoga: 129 minutes
There's nothing really of note to say just yet. This mileage isn't much different from anything I've done before in half marathon training and maintenance. If you're super, super, super paying attention, you may notice that I already deviated from the plan I shared on the last Training for Tuesday, but I have a simple explanation for that: I took that screenshot weeks back before last weekend's skipped run, and did indeed go into this week knowing I'd only run three times, adjusting my training plan. I was just too lazy to take another picture for the TFT post.