Here we are. 10 weeks away from the marathon! Beth likes to send me these countdown tweets, which I try to pretend not to see. Although I’m obviously recapping my training each week, I really have tried not to think too much about the race. I know it will sneak up on me soon enough and I like to take it one week at a time with training. Sometimes one day at a time. Things are still going well and I’m feeling strong. Knock. On. Wood. Here’s Week 6:
Monday 8/18: CrossFit. This. Workout. Was. Brutal.
I only went to one WOD last week, so this one was particularly tough to come back to. I did better than expected, finishing Jackie in 11:20 (with 35lb barbell and pull-up bands) and part 2 in 10:58 (using pull-up bands and 25lb kettle bell).
Tuesday 8/19: 6 miles, including 2 mile repeats (8:18, 8:17).
Wednesday 8/20: 4 easy miles (10:22 avg pace) + 4 strides
Thursday 8/21: CrossFit. For this partner WOD, I teamed up with Meredith and Astrid, both of whom are training to run the NYC Marathon also! They’re total CrossFit rockstars and I loved partnering up with such motivating and inspiring girls. The workout was:
10 Box jumps (5 rep increments)
20 Wall balls (10 rep inc)
30 Push-ups (5 rep increments)
Run 800 m
30 Box jumps (5 reps increments)
40 Wall balls (10 rep increments)
50 Push-ups (5 rep increments)
Run 800 m
50 Box jumps (5 rep increments)
60 Wall balls (10 rep increments)
70 Push-ups (5 rep increments)
We finished in 22:11 and then added on a 800m cool down.
Friday 8/22: Rest
Saturday 8/23: 14 miles. I was dreading a solo long run, so decided to drive into Manhattan and run with my favorite running buddy, Beth. I did 7 solo miles in Central Park before meeting her on the West side. We also ran into Ashley, who was nice enough to slow down and run with us a few miles up to the Little Red Lighthouse.
Thank goodness for these ladies! I’m pretty sure my 14 miles would have been a wreck if not for them. My Garmin was acting up again…so I don’t have an average pace for the entire run, but I did reset my watch to clock the faster miles (7 & 14) which ended up being 8:50 and 8:53. I carried my Fuelbelt handheld water bottle which I refilled about 3 times and I took Gu Chomps at around 5 miles and 9 miles. I added those Salt Stick pills every 30 minutes and guess what?! No headache. 🙂
Sunday 8/24: I was supposed to do 3 recovery miles, but spent the day eating and drinking with boyfriend and his family instead. Oops!?
Weekly totals: 25.5 miles, 2 CrossFit classes, 2 rest days
This week is going to be a little bit tougher to squeeze in training, between work, travel and celebrating my friend Julia’s wedding all weekend! Stay tuned…