Running,  Training

Marathon Training: Weekly Update – Week 2

This was our second week of marathon training and it was a pretty good one! Much better than the first week in that I actually was able to run the nights I was supposed to so that was a huge improvement in itself.  Here’s how things panned out:

Monday: REST

Tuesday: REST

Wednesday: 2 miles

These two miles felt amazing, y’all!  I actually ended up doing 2.21 miles.  I ran the first mile in 10:19 and my second mile in 10:23 which I was really pleased with! Normally, my times differ by at least 20-30 seconds so this was a really good run for me.  I got out before the sun set and the weather was just gorgeous!







Thursday: 3 miles

I ran 3.02 miles around my neighborhood and I can tell that I’m going to need to find some more exciting routes because these runs in my hood are already starting to get boring.  However, this was a bit of a tougher run.  I always come out to fast so that’s something I’m going to have to continue working on.  I did 3 miles in 33:19 and my first mile was done in 10:18, the second in 11:31 and the 3rd in 11:00.  Coming out too fast definitely hurt my times because I tired myself out but it’s just something I’m going to have to work on.  It was a warmer and more humid night so I think that contributed as well.  But, I got them done and all-in-all they weren’t too bad!

Friday: REST

Saturday: 2 miles

These 2 miles were pretty good actually!  I did my first mile in 10:48 and my second mile in 10:53.  Another set of miles that were close.  I’m happy with this because it means I’m starting to settle into a pace and stick with it for more than a mile so I’m happy that I’m starting to train my body to do this!

Sunday: 3 miles

Ugh…tonight’s 3 miles weren’t great.  I could tell from out of the gate that I wasn’t hydrated enough.  You can always tell when you’re not hydrated enough.  I did finish the 3 miles and that’s half the battle but they were slowwwwww.  I did the first mile in 11:40, the second in 11:43 and the third in 12:41.  My calves were also really sore tonight from this weeks runs but I tried my best to push through it.  I do think that not being hydrated enough added to my calf pain.

This week taught me that I can indeed complete a full week of runs successfully.  You know the old saying that goes “it does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop”?  That’s what I learned this week.

I am noting that this week I’m going to have to be sure to stay fed and properly hydrated because here’s what I’ve got:

Monday: REST

Tuesday: 2 miles

Wednesday: 3 miles

Thursday: 2 miles

Friday: REST

Saturday: 5 miles

Sunday: 30 minute walk

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