Marathon Training – Week 2

Week 2 was a huge improvement over Week 1.

The run on Wednesday went was exponentially better than the first week’s run; we actually did the 6 miles and then some (we got a little lost which added about a quarter of a mile to our workout)! I was really proud of my friend for sticking it out even though her calves had been really bothering her for the first half. To help us cool off, I brought us some wash cloths; we soaked them and  put around our necks. It made a world of difference!! It also helped to see our coach around miles 2 and 4. He reassured us that running in the heat would help us be stronger runners next month.

Saturday’s run was a little more challenging. Although I didn’t check the weather, it felt really humid. I had a lot more issues with the hills and my asthma. If my asthma doesn’t improve in the next week or so, I’ll have to go back to my doctor and see if I should be using a different type of control inhaler; I simply cannot be walking up all the hills! The run itself felt pretty long, but it wasn’t too bad. My friend’s calves were doing a lot better.

On Saturday night, my fiancé and I went to a bachelor party for a couple of our friends who are getting married this weekend. We got home around midnight, but I still set my alarm for 6:15, and went out on my recovery run on Sunday morning. I was glad I was able to get up and do it!

Workouts:

  • Monday: Core
  • Tuesday: 3 miles
  • Wednesday: 6 miles
  • Thursday: yoga
  • Saturday: 7 miles
  • Sunday: 3 miles

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