It is the beginning of week 5 of my marathon training. Last week was a mediocre week for me. I failed at not reaching my weekly mileage. My plan was to put in 20 miles last week, but for some reason, my runs did not feel so great and I ran less than I anticipated. My total mileage last week was only 11.65 miles. I missed my goal by more than 8 miles!! Pitiful. Just plain embarassing. On top of that, I only ran twice last week! This was how last week’s training went. I have no excuse to not reaching my weekly goal:
Tuesday: Strength-Training: 45 minutes
Thursday: 2.6 mile run; pushing the girls in our B.O.B. Dual Stroller (Approx. 80lb total weight).
Saturday: 9 mile SLOOWWW Long Distance Run (12:11 min/mile)
Like I said, I had a somewhat disappointing week with the miles. Nevertheless, I did work on my core and legs during my strength training day. So I’m wondering if I was/am still tired from all the squats I did. Who knows. I’m just sitting here making up excuses as I eat some Peanut Butter Tracks Ice Cream from Trader Joe’s.
Week 5 Goals
This week’s goal is to get out and run 4 times this week. I don’t know how I will accomplish this because I have a call shift this week. This means that I will be working almost a whole 24 hours in one day. On top of that, I feel exhausted the next day even though I am off and at home catching up on sleep. I am going to make my long run at least 8 miles this week. I know I have yet to break the half marathon distance during my training runs. Hopefully, I will run that distance in week 6. I know I can run that distance, I just have to wake up a little earlier when I head out for my runs.
What are your thoughts so far on my training? Am I running enough miles to accomplish my goal of finishing the Long Beach Marathon in October? Or am I not putting enough effort into my training? Just leave your thoughts in the comment area. Don’t worry, I won’t be hurt. We can still be friends!!
Thanks for Running With Me!!