My first week of training for the Blue Ridge marathon is done! I really liked looking back on my log when I mapped everything out for Rock n Roll so I think I’m going to do it again.
Planned: 3 plus cross training
Actual: 3 small loops around my house with 25 kettlebell swings each loop and planks as part of a plank challenge.
Planned: 3 easy
Actual: 3 easy. I was thrilled to be able to join the weekly “muffin run” this week! Also, 75 KB swings, a plank, and week 2/day 1 of an 8 week “strength for runners” plan.
Planned: 3 hill repeats
Actual: 3 hill repeats on the treadmill. I warmed up for a mile at a 10 minute pace and then did three repeats of incline set to 5 and speed set to 6.5 for a quarter mile (which, according to this chart, is a 7:47 pace :o). I recovered for a quarter mile and then did it again. It was actually really good! Also, 75 KB swings and a plank.
Planned: 5 miles
Actual: 0 miles. It was just one of those days. Just a plank today.
Actual: nothing. I forgot both my goggle and my back up goggle at home! #fail Just a plank today.
Planned: Celtic Solstice 5 Miler
Actual: Five miles in my neighborhood with friends. When I went to lay out my “Flat Momma” on Friday, I couldn’t find my bib!
We literally tore the entire house apart with no luck 😦 I’m now certain that I jinxed myself by wearing the race pull-over on Friday.
My neighborhood run was a lot of fun, though, and I got to visit with some ladies I haven’t seen in a long time so it all worked out.
Also, 75 KB swings, a plank, and week 2/day 2 of the strength plan.
Planned: 10 miles, race pace
Actual: 10 hilly miles, 10:45 pace. I ran it solo and it was tough but good! I then ran 3 miles with Little Runner with my Moms Run This Town running group. We had a holiday lights run that was a blast!
Also, 100 KB swings an a plank.
Overall, I think the training plan started out well!