Monday, February 6, 2017

Marathon Training: Week 1

Last week was my first official week of marathon training with our store training group, Team Run Hub. Our team has a total of 46 people on it training for the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon on Tuesdays and Saturdays for speed workouts and long runs.

Because of the manfriend's schedule and having a small kiddo, I'll only be able to make it to Tuesday evening speed workouts every other week and long runs maybe once a week. I'll still be doing the assigned runs and workouts, but from my front door and often solo. But still, I'm excited to have a prescribed training plan and teammates to run with when I can make it.

I'm not going to go on and on here, so let's get to the week's work.

Monday - 3.5 mi easy (i.e. relaxed, slower than maybe my ego would want to run)

Tuesday - 6.5 mi total, warm up, speed work: 10 x 2 min @ 10K pace, 1 min easy in between, cool down (It felt like a treat to get to run in the eve and with others around my pace. Thank you, manfriend for being on bedtime duty!)

Wednesday - 4.25 mi stroller run, weekly stroller run I help lead through the store

Thursday - 15 min yoga flow + 30 min strength & core work (@ home, during H's nap). 

Friday - 6.75 mi, 6.2 mi + 6 x 100m strides


Saturday - REST

Sunday - 8.5 mi Ridgeline Trail run w/ manfriend, hilly and muddy, but fun


Total: ~29 miles

What else?
I had a cold this week, so overall felt pretty meh and even took a few naps when Henry napped, but I managed to do all of my runs as I wasn't feeling horrendous.

Also, the little guy came down with a fever Friday night, forcing us to miss a baby shower and visiting friends in Portland. It had me in a pretty grumpy mood Saturday morning (you know, when the anticipation of a fun day gets squashed) before the manfriend left for work. So, I laced up and headed out for a 20 min walk in the rain with a podcast. It's amazing what some fresh air will do.

I'm looking forward to this week's speed work, a 2 mile time trial, which will tell Brett (our coach) what pace we should be running our various runs/workouts at.


I hope your week is off to a great start! I'm thinking that these weekly training recaps may get me back into blogging more frequently...

I've been doing a lot more reading (than I have in a long time) and writing (on paper) lately, which has been good. I want to find ways to spark more creativity and hopefully find some things that I find exciting to write about. Anyway, it's nothing earth shattering, but yes, in order to do that, I have to put down my phone and pick up a book or pen.

2 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

We did the 2 mile time trial at my run club, too. I'm guessing he plugs it into the Oregon pace calculator (Or something like that?) I was TERRIBLE at it. I am just awful at running as fast as I can for 2 miles. I know it's accurate for some people, but it wasn't for me so I just ignored the results and trained based on what my goal was. I do wonder if I should have done the 2 mile trial when I was further along in my training as we often did it early in the training cycle.

Way to go on your first week of training! Even though you can't get to all the workouts, it will still be great to go to some of them and to have a training plan to follow.

Sorry to hear that H got sick and kept you from going to a shower. Sucks when health issues prevent you from doing what you want to do!

Amber said...

That's awesome you have a group to train with even if most of the training will be "virtual" -- that still will help hold you accountable! Sorry your plans got canceled, I know that feeling all too well.

Looking forward to following along as you train, especially since running is basically non existent for me these days!