DetroitFP Marathon Training: Weeks 7/8

I’ve decided to modify how I post about my running. Inspired by Aron.

Week 7

This was a step-back week in my training plan. I wasn’t able to get a recovery run in on Sunday because of mountain climbing.

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Monday
3 mile run @ 12:13 avg

Very hot run beginning at the river loop, but moved on to the park where there was more shade and water fountains.

Tuesday, Wednesday
Rest

Thursday
4 mile run – untimed (Garmin was dead)

It was pouring rain and I couldn’t seem to keep my glasses cleared off enough to see very well. The rain kept things cool, though, and was much appreciated.

Friday
Rest

Saturday
7 mile run – 10:09 avg

Oh my gosh—hot. humid. couldn’t breathe. Came home drenched in sweat from head-to-toe. So happy to finish with this run.

Sunday
Climbed Mount Fuji from 5th station to 9th station

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Week 8

Was supposed to be just a regular training week, but ended up taking a day off.

Monday
Climbed Mount Fuji from 9th station to Summit, then back down to 5th station

Tuesday, Wednesday
Rest

Legs were very sore from climbing Fuji, especially my calves. Rested to avoid pushing myself into an injury. Went for a 1 mile walk on Wednesday evening.

Thursday
3 mile run – 10:30 avg

Three easy laps of the river loop.

Friday
Rest

Saturday
10 miles – 10:44 avg

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Finally was able to drag myself out of bed early enough to not battle the heat and humidity—as my luck would have it, the weather was cool and perfect for running. Ran to Shuzenji. Tried to keep the pace easy and fun. The miles went quickly and I savored each one. A perfect long run, if you ask me. Hip was a little achy in the last few miles, but felt fine after.

I ran with my Nathan water bottle instead of the Camelbak, and I think I’m beginning to prefer that. Just a pain to stop and refill.

Friday
Rest


You may notice a definite lack of strength training and yoga the last few weeks—my body has, too. I’m making THAT my biggest priority for the rest of marathon training because I know my body well enough to realize I can’t dodge ST/yoga for too long before I start breaking down. Luckily, I have Tina’s bootcamp beginning tomorrow!

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