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Week 2 Training Recap: Journeying to the Star

Sunday, January 19, 2014
There are 96 days till until the Blue Ridge Marathon. Week 2 training was bumpy with school starting and my trying to get used to incorporating it into my schedule. I'm hoping that Week 3 goes a bit smoother. 
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Before I go into my training recap, let me give a shout out to "The Runner's Bug" for his great Blue Ridge Marathon race recap. Always nice to hear another blogger's perspective about what I have in store. Check out his race recap here.

Training Recap
Monday: 4:15am at the gym for lower body and core. 2.75 miles on the elliptical set for hill training with a resistance of 11...ouch my poor legs. Squats and lunges at home with weights. School started today. 

Tuesday: Arrived early to the college for the 5k class so I knocked out a lap around the campus and then ran with the 5k class for a little over 5 miles. Training scheduled called for 3 miles. Ooops! Feeling good though so I am not going to complain!

Wednesday: Early at the gym again. Upper body work, back, abs again. Then the dreaded stair climber. My butt is not enjoying it. Work waylaid my evening run which has me a bit disgruntled at the moment. I'll make up my miles tomorrow. EnergyBits appear to be keeping my appetite under control and I've been eating right so win win. Time for homework!
Homework: #PoweredByBits and #InterruptedByCat .

Thursday: Two mile run on my treadmill = miserable. I really do not like running on a treadmill. I wanted to get in 3 to make up for the night before but no luck. Bridge club kicked back off tonight but had to miss it because of troubleshooting computer issues. That's fixed. Early morning tomorrow to head to PA and then home so Friday will be a bust. 

Friday: SUV. Truck. Train. Cab. Traffic court. Cab. Train. Truck. SUV. Homework. Sleep.

Saturday: Holy crap. Who turned off the heat. Pretty sure the temp with the windchill is in the 20s by the water. One of my Sole Sisters and I dillydallied in the car for a bit before we actually got out to run and then we saw Speedo Man running the bridge. Yes...we have a local that only runs in a speedo and running shoes. I have decided that this man is superhuman for running in that cold weather. He was just the motivation we needed to drag our butts out of the car and get it done. 8.33 miles which includes an extra lap over the Naval Academy Bridge and back for some extra hill work. So that is 8.33 miles dedicated to #MegsMiles - May she rest in peace.  
Because silly hats on long runs make long runs easier. 
Sunday: Recovery run day. Knocked out 3.5 miles running around Annapolis with a lap on the bates track and one lap around the complex with the 5k class. Seriously wondering who filled my shoes with lead this morning. Worst. Run. Ever.  

Totall Miles: 18.83 miles for the week (fell short of my 20 goal) and 38.83 miles for the year. 

Time to knock out the last of the weeks homework, laundry, and it's SUMO SQUAT SUNDAY!  What better to do while you watch a long agonizing video for class. #BunsOfSteel so I can #RunBlueRidge.

8 comments on "Week 2 Training Recap: Journeying to the Star"
  1. Awesome week of training (minus Friday, that one didn't seem too fun lol) I'm new to your blog and tried to find the answer but is this your first marathon?

    1. This is my second half marathon. I believe I lost my mind signing up for this one. My first was the Philadelphia Half which I highly recommend. The support you get is amazing.

  2. Grrr. . . my first comment didn't post, so here is try #2. I run at 5am, and people think I am nuts. I wake up at 4:30 every day, but even I can't imagine working out at 4:15. Way to go!

    1. I'm sorry. Sounds like blogger is having a case of the Mondays. I had a similar issue trying to get a draft to save this morning.

      Thank you, with school and work, the best time for me to get it in is as early as possible. Then I don't have as many excuses not to.

  3. Great week of training! It's always great to have a group to run with, especially in the cold! My gym doesn't have a stair climber and I wish it did...can be a killer workout! Oh and your cat...I'm in love!

    1. Thank you! Getting it done, one day at a time. I am starting to like the stair climber. Never thought I'd be able to say that.

  4. I share your disdain for treadmills. I always avoid them as much as possible. A 5k class? Ill have to look into that.

    1. Treadmill = punishment. The 5k class is a part of the local running club, Annapolis Striders. I come out to help on Sundays and try to squeeze in some extra miles before/after class. We have an amazing group this season. I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of them continue on to the 10k training and then on to half training.