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MARATHON Training WK6 & WK7 - Foam Rollin'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I am getting so very bad at updating my training blogs here, not sure why but I am just getting lazy about it BUT on a positive note I have been consistent about my marathon training. My training run times have still not been stellar but I am chalking it up to the weather right now.

I went to my first session with a massage therapist named Luann, she is a magician I swear! Very informed individual who also happens to be an athlete herself. I cannot say enough kind things about this lady, she is on top of her crap and a genius! She worked out some issues with my left hip that I think was screwing up my leg area. She recommended seeing her about every other week but I think that it would be more realistic for me to commit to one time per month.

AND Luann finally made me a believer in foam rolling. I have never owned one and I have been running for awhile now. I was not sold on the apparatus because they have them at my gym and when I kinda rolled it over my body it seemed like a gigantic waste of time. Until Luann showed me some moves that made me hip to the foam rolling game. It actually looked pretty absurd how she showed me. After my massage she proceeded to put it on the floor and roll her body strategically over the roller. AH HA...what I learned was that although Luann looked rather silly rolling around on the floor that putting your body weight and rolling in certain ways actually does the trick. So, with that being said I went to WalMart, spent a whole $20 and purchased one. This thing is great! It even comes with a chart to specific exercises and I can FEEL it working...

whoulda thought?

On the eating front last week towards mid week I fell off the wagon pretty hard core. This would usually bother me but I know that I will be back in action and correct nutrition. I never fall off the wagon for too long, sometimes I think that I throw myself off the wagon for my sanity from time to time because dieting SUCKS and I do not care what anyone says about a lifestyle I want to truly eat crap...if I could get away with it, but I can't. Anyhow, I am hitching a ride back on the wagon...

Now the stats...

Week 6
Monday - 3M treadmill, 7mph
Tuesday - 7M treadmill, 6.8 mph
Wednesday - 7M outside, 63:30
Thursday - 3M outside, 27:27
Friday - gym day
Saturday - 14M outside, 2:07:13
Sunday - Off

Week 7
Monday - 3M treadmill, 7mph
Tuesday - 3M outside, 26:35
Wednesday - 10M outside, 1:29:02
Thursday - 7M pace treadmill, 6.6mph
Friday - 7M outside, 61:54
Saturday - gym day
Sunday - off
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  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    I'm sooo happy to hear that Luann worked out for you. I totally believe in massages helping ease/sooth my beat up muscles. I go once a month...except for when I was close to marathon day..I went twice that month & again a few days after. As for the foam roller...I have a love/hate relationship with mine. lol
    1327 days ago
    What??? No previous rolling?! It's a lifesaver. I cannot believe you've run 2 marathons without the benefit of the foam roller!

    Something else that I discovered that I am spreading the gospel about.... tart cherry juice concentrate. Read this article and see if you are interested in implementing!

    1329 days ago
    wow you are fast I am training for my first full in November, and dont come even close to the speed! pretty impressive. In fact I am at a 10 to 10:30 and am going to use the Galloway method for mine, from suggestions from a trainer! Best of luck you will be awesome with those times! I just want to complete mine in 5 hours!

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    1331 days ago
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