Week two was a good week of training, I’d say.
Sunday was a couple mile shakeout run. I took Camryn with me on the trails – she loves looking at all the trees.
My sister was here early in the week so she joined me for a 5 mile run Tuesday morning on the trails, which made for great company.
The weather is so perfect and cool in the mornings which makes running feel so much easier!
On Wednesday, I felt great and opted to run 5 miles and switched my off day/cross-training to Thursday. I chose to stay off my legs but did some light upper body strength training following a 20 minute you tube workout.
Friday looked like an easy 3 mile shakeout with Ed. It was to keep me loose for Saturday’s 10 mile run, which actually didn’t end up panning out. On Friday night, Tater was playing in a local field and must have stepped in something and somehow twisted her paw.
We debated taking her to the emergency vet on Friday night but they had a long wait (we called) and they said there probably wasn’t much they could do at night and it would be really expensive, so we opted to take her first thing Saturday morning.
Turns out, she has a few fractures and is in a full leg cast. It’s so hard to see her like this since she is usually FULL of energy. She’s a good running buddy too, but now she will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks.
Needless to say, I didn’t feel like running at all Saturday plus I was waiting by the phone to hear updates from Ed at the vet. He took Tater while I stayed home with Camryn.
So, Saturday turned out to be an unintentional rest day – another reason I’m so glad I’m embracing flexible marathon training.
On Sunday, I got my 10 miles in. I got a late start around 8:30ish. Typically, I won’t fuel for anything under 10 miles but I thought, why not practice my fueling plans early. I tried the Gu Watermelon gels, and actually really enjoyed them.
They were a little more sour than I thought they would be but quite tasty. I added them to my favorite products list.
And then Garmin told me to rest for 3.5 days – I don’t quite understand how they determine their “Rest day” predictions – anyone know?
I have cross training / rest on the agenda for today. I’m hoping to start incorporating speed in the next few weeks but right now I’m building up endurance.
And some delicious eats from the week…
Family Friday pizza night at a new brewery.
I’ve made this quinoa sweet potato salad recipe each of the last two weeks. I highly recommend it!
This was lunch at a local coffee shop this week and it was so good! It was a ham/cheese panini, but what I loved the most was the beet sauerkraut.
We had domino’s pizza one night. Extra garlic sauce, of course 🙂
When do you typically add speed in for marathon training? How many days/week do you run when training?
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