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Marathon Training Monday- Week 5

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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:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Strength-Training: 45 minutes

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 2.6 mile run; pushing the girls in our B.O.B. Dual Stroller (Approx. 80lb total weight).

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 9 mile SLOOWWW Long Distance Run (12:11 min/mile)

Sunday: Rest

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!!

 

 



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  • Do or Debt July 23, 2013, 7:51 am

    Good job on getting started! I have no idea what it takes to run a marathon, but I think if you keep at it and stay focused you can do it!
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    • Ron July 23, 2013, 8:17 am

      Thanks!! I, too, have no idea what it takes to run a marathon! My plan is to just out one foot in front of the other until I reach the finish line.

  • debtfreeoneday July 26, 2013, 6:41 am

    I think having a rest day in between is definitely a good thing. I’m no expert on marathon running but it sounds like you’re doing great! I love how you went for a run with your girls!
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    • Ron July 28, 2013, 9:58 am

      Thanks!! It’s nice to go out and run with my daughters, but it’s a little harder because of the weight that I’m pushing when they are in the stroller.

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