DetroitFP Marathon Training: Week 4

An entire month of training for marathon #2 is finished?

It doesn’t seem like I’ve been training that long at all. Nevertheless, this week’s training went pretty well.

The runs


Monday: .5 mile in the AM (it was too humid and I quit)
2.5 miles at night; 4 hill repeats

Thursday: GPP speed workout + 1.5 more “quick” miles after

Saturday:  8 mile long run @ 10:17 average

Sunday: 1.5 slow, easy recovery miles

Other workouts


I ended up taking more rest days than planned because I had an awful bout with insomnia this week and was feeling sluggish all day long. Plus, we had a typhoon on Tuesday night/Wednesday so running was out!

Week 4 Stats:
Runs: 4
Mileage: 15.5
GPP workouts: 2
Yoga: 0

Month 1 Stats:
Runs: 18
Mileage: 56.9
GPP workouts: 11
Yoga: 1 (Yikes—will fix this!)
Tears: 0 (so far)

Thoughts and goals

I was really happy with my running effort this week. I tackled 4 small hill repeats and did a speed workout—and I did both smartly and without injury. However, I learned the hard way that conbini bread (melon pan for the win!) and ice cream are not a good dinner choice the night before a long run. Those 8 miles were incredibly tough and I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to finish at one point.

Goals for this week:

1. Count calories/track food every day – I’ve slacked on this majorly

2. Do 3 GPP workouts (it’s okay to scale them back if I’m sore from running, but I shouldn’t skip them)

3. Do a yoga workout to streeeeettcccchhhhh and prevent injury

4. Foam roll every single day—the Peroneus Brevis & Longus on my left leg have been staying tight and causing my foot to feel weird, but the tightness/pain goes away with consistent foam rolling


So, that’s it for this week.

What are your favorite songs for running? I’m looking to add some new music to my iPod, but I’m stuck!


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