Week three of my marathon training plan brought another 10-mile run and a pretty similar week of workouts to last week, except that I hewed closer to the actual schedule Laura laid out for me. I’m actually kind of surprised that I did, because this week was just as crazy as last week and there was a lot of life stuff going on!
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: Core strength workout
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 9 miles @ 11:03/mile pace
Sunday: 6.3 miles @ 11:08/mile pace
My weekday 5 mile runs were business as usual. I didn’t exactly do the Wednesday core workout all in one go, squeezing in the exercises here and there and foregoing a few because my right knee has been bothering me a bit, but my Saturday long run felt so much stronger than last week when I hadn’t fueled and hydrated properly (I also had more than a few hours’ sleep the night before). And doing a little bit of a longer “recovery” run Sunday seems to work for me.
Aside from my workouts, it was a crazy week. As I shared in my little update, it started off with a very long, ultimately very happy day that opened on me taking Brett to the hospital for an allergic reaction and ended in our getting engaged. That meant a Tuesday filled with sharing the news with friends and family, a Wednesday with more of the same, and figuring out how to continue getting my work done while being distracted by my new accessory. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry or makeup, just a pair of pearl studs day in and day out, so I was surprised at how difficult I find it to not just stare at the sparkle all day, especially because it gets me daydreaming about my future with the person I love most in the world 🙂
We spent the weekend at my parents’ house in Connecticut, celebrating in our typical fashion – eating lots of ice cream from Deborah Ann’s. Friday served up soft serve with crushed Reese’s for me and strawberry and chocolate for Brett (I had a few bites of the strawberry for some serious PB&J sundae action) and Saturday was banana chip with rainbow sprinkles. We also made dinner for my parents since they were celebrating their 28th anniversary.
This week, I’m looking forward to a shorter workweek before the Fourth of July long weekend, helping to keep the craziness of everything going on right now in check. Even if it all seems overwhelming, I’ll have a long run that’s slowly starting to extend to provide me with some peace of mind time. And of course, there will always be more ice cream.
How long does it take you to settle into a marathon training schedule?
How do you adjust your workouts around life happenings?
Do you have a fun engagement story?
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15 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/20-6/27”
Your ice cream always looks SO so good. OCngrats again on the engagement!!
Thank you! Of course we ate ice cream to celebrate. It’s a recurring theme 🙂
Congrats again on the engagement!! SO exciting 🙂 And it sounds like your training is going well! That ice cream looks amazing 🙂 And YAY for a short holiday week!
So happy for you again! 🙂 And your ice cream like Morgan said always looks AMAZING. :))) It’s always hard for me to adjust to the long runs for a long race. It takes about 4-5 weeks.
So so so so SO happy for you!!! I’d have a hard time not staring at the bling too 😉
Thank you Sarah!
Wow, congrats on your engagement!! Thats so exciting! Great job keeping up with your training with all that going on! When I got engaged I was in the middle of training for my first marathon. It took a lot of self control to stay on track with all the celebrating that was going on!
Thank you! That’s the boat that I am currently in so I’m glad to know it worked out for you 🙂
I’m SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Huge congrats! Although I’m still in the beginning of training too, I’m excited to have a “step back” week of sorts. Last weekend was “only” 10 miles but I think alternating the longer with the step-back runs will keep me mentally fresh.
I think so too – I dropped from 10 to 9 this weekend before heading up to 11 over July 4th weekend, and I think it was a good call.
And thank you, means so much!
Congrats on the engagement!
I wish I had a fun engagement story but mine was pretty boring. He made up for it with the wedding though!
That probably MORE than made up for it 🙂
Congratulations! Your ring is gorgeous.
Sounds like you had a great week of training, too!
Congrats!! Love you ring! And that ice cream looks delicious!
I don’t start my official marathon training for another 3 weeks but I’m starting to get nervous. Hoping I’ll settle into the training schedule quickly.