It’s time I do as I said I would long ago, write a weekly training recap on Sundays! I took an ENTIRE week off of EVERYTHING after the CIM and felt some serious post-race blues. Post-marathon syndrome is real! Google it! My body enjoyed the rest, but my mind didn’t like it.
Last week I jumped back in hard, spinning three times and running by feel on six days, twice on Sunday! We had our second annual Rupert Runners Christmas Fun Run, and then I headed out for 13k solo.
My endorphins seem back to normal now and I’m ready for another build-up! This time around, I’ll be running the Sprouts Mesa-Phoenix Marathon on February 24th in Arizona and Lifelong Endurance will prepare me for this over the next ten weeks! I signed up for this race last February, the day after the event (couldn’t resist the earlyest-bird pricing) and it will be my seventh full marathon. Don’t get me wrong, I am REALLY excited about this, but it is not my goal race of the spring, which I’ll tell you about soon after making plans with Coach Andrew!! For now, I commit to recapping the ten weeks leading up to Mesa-PHX before heading there strong and ready to have a good time and gain more experience in the marathon distance! Here I go.
Monday, December 18th
7k aerobic evening run
30min of functional strength exercises: flutter kicks, Russian twists, lunges, split squats, bridges and planks!
Tuesday, December 19th
10k aerobic morning run
Discovered I was at 2850 km for the year…and an Instagram friend encouraged me to chase down 3000…so I started!
Run #2 in the evening, 6km super easy
Wednesday, December 20th
Early Bird Spin with Karen at K2 Cycle Fusion!
10k easy night run with my girl Jess!
Thursday, December 21st
10k fartlek on the treadmill before work, by-feel pick-ups up to 2min at a time
#chasing3000 run number two:
Friday, December 22nd
12k aerobic run on a beauty day off!!
Saturday, December 23rd
20k nice and easy! Crys met me at 8k and joined for 7 kilometers 🙂
Sunday, December 24th
That’s it! Merry Christmas!
4 thoughts on “Mesa-PHX Marathon Training – Week 1/10”
Not to be a creepy stalker or anything, but I’ll be at this race too. I started reading you because I saw this post and it caught my eye. 🙂
Sweet!!!!! That’s awesome I’m stoked have you run it before?
Nope! My first time. Some of my friends are doing the full and I was suffering from FOMO, so I decided to join in the fun with the half.
Yes Awesome!!! Maybe we can hive five at the #werunsocial meetup