Marathon Training – Week 4 recap!

by Her Happy Balance on August 4, 2015

So I’m officially 20% finished with marathon training – another 16 weeks to go! Seems like I spend all of my free time either running, planning my next run, or resting/recovering.  Anywho, I got another 23 miles under my belt this week and they were some hard ones. Here’s a look at my workouts…

Marathon Training - Week 4

Monday:
PM - 3 mile treadmill run. I kind of hate still having to run on the treadmill, so I’m trying to make the best of a bad situation by really pushing the speed. On a nice fall day I can run a 10 minute mile; in the heat it goes up to 11 minutes. So on the treadmill, in the nice air conditioning, I’ve been pushing myself to run at around the 9-9:15 pace. And I watch a lot of The Chew on the TVs while doing it…so that’s fun at least. 

Tuesday:
PM - Gym date with my mom, we did 15 mins. on the arc trainer and shoulders.

Wednesday:
PM - 6 miles, hot and humid.

Thursday:
AM - 11 miles of pure death. I used up all of the water in my Camelbak and had to take some walking breaks. It was just so hot. Plus, running 11 miles after having running 6 the night before was not my smartest idea, but it was one of the only times when I could fit the long run in.
PM - Outlet shopping…it’s a workout for my wallet and I shopped till I dropped ;)

Friday:
Rest day

Saturday:
PM - 3 miles on the treadmill…I forgot to charge my headphones and had to run sans music, whomp!

Sunday:
PM - A kayaking adventure :)

Kayaking

On to another week of training! This week I’m going to try and focus more on my nutrition. July was the month of birthdays and thus the month of leftover birthday cake. I need to fuel with more whole foods and less icing ;)

Thoughts??
How do you handle running on hot days?
Have you ever broken a long run up into sections? Do some miles in the morning and finish at night?

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