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Marathon Week Two--Workout Two

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last week I was scheduled to complete six workouts of various lengths and intensities, and bottom line, it was just too much too soon. So I completed five of them but then made the good decision to rest on that sixth day when my body was begging for some recovery time. The next day was my day off, and then yesterday I was to complete another workout which I also decided to forego. This was not a lack of discipline but a calculated decision to let my body heal a bit from too quick a start last week.

So this morning I was back at it, completed a 4 mile walk-jog. I did 2.5 min walk/2.5 min jog intervals and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Taking some time off was a good decision. This week I'm going to try to construct my schedule in such a way that I get a little more rest in between the more intense workouts rather than having to take three days off.

Soon enough my body will be back to where I was and I'll be able to workout six days a week without problems, but for now patience is of the essence! I know that if I'm patient now, I'll go faster and farther later, and with lots more joy.

So tomorrow I will likely just do a mellow 2 mile walk and nothing else. I have to do a 5 mile jog-walk on Saturday so I need to make sure that I'm healed up and ready for that. Well, let's see, why don't I just workout the schedule right now! Here's what I'll do:

Monday: Off
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: 4 mile walk-jog
Thursday: 2 mile walk, full-body workout
Friday: Off
Saturday: 5 mile walk-jog
Sunday: 2 mile walk, full-body workout

I think this is doable, and I'm going to give it a try! God bless you all, hope you have a great day.
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RUN4FOOD 2/27/2013 8:40PM

    Slow and steady works for me. Building the base is often the most difficult.

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FRAN0426 2/27/2013 4:59PM

    Great schedule that looks very doable. I am not or never will be a runner, however breaking back in slower makes perfect sence to me---soon you will be able to increase the workouts to where you need them to be. Good luck with all the running and jogging.

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GAL7288 2/27/2013 4:51PM

    Sounds like a good plan. Sometimes we try to grasp the idea of doing everything without thinking about the effects on our body but it looks like you have figured it out, good luck on Saturday.

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