Week 1 and done! Ok, so I decided to follow this "intermediate" runner's marathon training plan that I came across on Runner's World Mag. Let me tell you, it's A LOT of miles. I haven't really been running as much since April and going back into full training mode was quite a struggle.
Day 1: Easy 5 miles
"Easy," they said. *rolls eyes* I forced myself to run before work since I promised myself that I would take this training 110%.
Day 2: 6 miles hills + strides
It down poured like a mother here in Boston, like torrential down pour, so i chickened out and didn't run.
Day 3: Rest or XT
Since I took Tuesday off because of the rain, I decided to run just a mild 6miles at the crack of ass before work. I also took a rowing class at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe with Community Rowing. Maybe I did too much on day 3 but I didn't feel over worked at all.
Day 4: Easy 5 miles
"Easy," they said. It was such a frickin' humid day this past Thursday. Somehow, I survived. I also got some color too.
Day 5: Easy 4 miles
"Easy," they said. Again, it was such a hot day in Boston. A little struggle city running 4. The air was heavy that I found myself dragging the last mile. I had a white top on and it stained from so much sweat. It's safe to say that I had to throw it out.
Day 6: 10 miles
My friend Liz is running NYC with me, so we decided to do the plan together and train together as much as we can. We started our run at 6:30am to beat the heat. We stopped a few times for photo opps but we kept each other accountable when wanted to take hella breaks. Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees were waiting for us at the end of our run.
Day 7: Rest
Sundays are for the hills with my sunDae bRUNch society. Liz is an honorary sunDae bRUNcher, so we both struggled running up the hills. We did enjoy cooking and vibing after our run with the gals over at Mary's, a sunDae bRUNcher.
I may have to tweak our plan a little bit because that's a shit ton of running. I'll eventually also might have to not do hills on Sundays with the girls when I reach the peak of long runs on Saturdays. Anyway, that's just an update on my NYC training. Keep ya guys posted every week!
PS: I also need to stretch more!
Until next time!