Time for another marathon training update! Ever since my knee injury, its been going great. Aside from weekly long runs, I’m actually doing very little running, focusing on cross training, yoga and injury prevention. It’s turning out to be just what my body needs.
Adding to the success of my training regime is a newly lightened teaching schedule. I’m now just at Btone three mornings a week and, as bittersweet as it is to leave, taught my last classes at Burn this past Friday morning. I now have more time to focus on making this blog the great site I want it to be, and more energy to direct towards training and my own workouts.
And before we get to the recap, can we talk about how inspirational my running partner for the marathon is?! Read this. Gives me goosebumps.
WEEK 13 RECAP
MONDAY | Spin (Recycle)
TUESDAY | Run 4 Miles + Yoga
WEDNESDAY | Boxing (The Club)
THURSDAY | Run 2 Miles + Core Workout from blog + Yoga
FRIDAY | Rest
SATURDAY | Run 18 Miles
My longest run so far felt amazing! Surprisingly amazing, actually. I had so much energy afterwards and was barely sore the next day!
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I was going to take the commuter rail out to mile 8 of the marathon course and run home from there but I messed up the train schedule. Instead, I took the green line out to the Woodlawn stop (mile 17) and ran the last 9 miles of the course plus two semi-loops around the Charles River to bring the mileage up to my needed 18.
At the start of training, I opted to keep my weekends open and complete my long runs on Mondays, but I’m so glad I’ve changed that. If you’re lucky enough to train for Boston in Boston, the Saturday morning long runs are not to be missed. I can’t even believe how many runners are out along the course! Charities and local retailers even set up water and gatorade stands along the route that anyone can take advantage of–the running community here is seriously nothing short of amazing.
SUNDAY | Gentle Yoga
WEEK 14 RECAP
MONDAY | Easy Strength Training (Life in Synergy) + Run 3 Miles
TUESDAY | Strength Train (Btone) + Spin (Recycle)
WEDNESDAY | Strength Train (HIIT Workout from blog)
THURSDAY | Run 4 Miles + Yoga
FRIDAY | Rest
SATURDAY | Run 13 Miles
Soooo I’m a fair-weather runner. Also a fair-weather fan of Boston sports teams since I’m on the topic of calling myself out. I had actually registered to run the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday but when I saw snow in the forecast I immediately said hellz no and changed plans, doing my long run on Saturday close to home. Why make things miserable if they don’t have to be? It didn’t end up snowing yesterday but I’m still happy to have done my run in 40-degree weather rather than 30.
SUNDAY | Yoga
And here we are today with less than a month until Marathon Monday!!
Spin Class & Cocktails for a Cause
As a reminder to any local readers, I’m hosting a charity spin class followed by cocktails and raffles at Recycle Studio in the South End this Saturday to raise money for MABVI, the charity with which I’m running the marathon. Event details can be found HERE. I would love to see you there! 🙂