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Marathon Training WK2 & WK3 - DONE - Getting Back on Track

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I am a week behind on my tracking here but I have been plugging along with my marathon training. I was out of town for 3 days earlier this week for job related stuff which threw my healthy eating off track big time but not necessarily my workouts. Even though I am putting in my scheduled runs, I am not feels so fantastic because I am still heavier than I was last year during training time. I really need to buckle down on my nutrition and keep it consistent. Of course that sounds easier than it is. I think my biggest downfall right now is my portion control. However, I did buy the food scale last week and this week I will actually use it.

But on a positive note, my activity has been up! I actually added an extra run this week by accident and I did a 5K yesterday. It was a good time, even though it was absolutely freezing and my mom and my cousin joined in the fun. I felt really good about getting out there though and doing something healthy together. My cousin was hilarious! She absolutely did not want to finish the race and my mom and I had to push her literally to get across the finish line. Even though she is hurting today, I know secretly she is happier for doing it.

I am not typically a Sunday blogger but I thought by Sparking all of this out today that this would set the stage for my plan this week.

WK 2 Stats
Monday - treadmill, 7mph, 3M
Tuesday - outside run, 5M, 44:17
Wednesday - 5M run treadmill, 42:52
Thursday - 3M run outside, 26:33
Friday - gym day, stationary bike
Saturday - 11M run outside, 1:36:26
Sunday - off

WK 3 Stats - Scale Back week LOVE Hal Higdon!
Monday - 3M treadmill, 7mph
Tuesday - 6M pace run, treadmill 6.5mph
Wednesday - 3M run treadmill, 7mph
Thursday - 8M treadmill (seriously but it was snowing) 6.8mph
Friday - 6M treadmill run, 6.7mph
Saturday - extra run, 5K, 25:07 finish, not bad in 14 degrees
Sunday - today, OFF and much deserved

WK2 GOALS - Results (accountability)
#1. Purchase a book about marathons - YES, bought the Paula Radcliffe book so far so good
#2. Sign up for marathon - a RESOUNDING YES! Bonus: bought the training shirt too!
#3. On Friday, no snacking beyond just carb dinner in prep for long run - DONE
#4. Do not skip gym cross train day - do stationary bike - DONE
#5. Stretch before and after every run, ice after long run - Not as much as I should have
#6. On Sunday, do not do a free fall ice, stick to clean eating with maybe an after dinner desert - DONE but I think my portions are off
#7. Check in with Spark every day this week - YES

Moving along...

#1. At least 3 of 5 scheduled runs should be outside, no matter how cold it is
#2. Use food scale all this week and track portions
#3. Prepare thoroughly for "meeting" taking place tomorrow, remain calm and poised
#4. Finish DS#1 bathroom
#5. Eat my green veggies 2 cups (measure it) for lunch and dinner
#6. Try a Sparkrecipe this week
#7. Do a new route for long run this week
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    1546 days ago

    I always hated work travel (actually, I hate all travel but that's a separate topic), so kudos to you for at least staying on track with the exercise!
    1547 days ago
    I have a scale too and I use it sooooo often! I am with you - I want to drop 5 lbs - to be at happy running weight!
    I feel just like you do - back to my training plan and it is not easy! I LOVE Hal Higdon too!!! I am on week 2 of HH 26.2 Novice 2! I use this program because it allows me to be flexible and it force me to be accountable!
    I find it VERY difficult to train at the moment because of the weather - it is -20C here and we have so much snow!
    My next 26.2 is The Canadian Forces Nationals Championship - Ottawa Marathon in May. Where is yours?

    Great plan - Thanks for posting your blog - you are keeping me motivated! (I should post a blog too... just had too much going on... )

    1548 days ago
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    emoticon You've been doing great.
    1548 days ago
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