Marathon Training – Week 7 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on August 25, 2015

It’s starting to feel a little crazy that I’m really inching towards the half way point of training now. Week 7 of 20 is in the books. I chose to do 3 runs instead of 4 again this week. I think at this point that is the maximum times my body wants to run in a week. Maybe when the temperatures cool down and the humidity eases up that will change, but right now 3 runs is about all I can handle with these conditions. Here’s a peek into my training workouts this week.

marathon training plan

AM - 4 treadmill miles

AM - biceps/triceps

AM - Shoulders

AM - 7 miles. First 5.5 went by pretty well, the last 1.5 seemed to drag. It was a humid and hazy day. 

AM - 35 mins arc trainer and a few core exercises/machines at the gym. I kept it light so I wouldn’t be sore for my long run.

AM - 14 miles. This was the longest distance I had ever run before and it was tough. I guess I can say it’s a distance PR? At least I got to do it in my happy place – down the shore :) I’ll take it. I also tried out a new fuel on this run (watermelon Gu Chomps) and I didn’t experience any GI problems so I’m pretty happy about that as well.

A rest day spent with a book in my hands sand between my toes :) 

Longest distance you’ve ever run?
Do you like to incorporate shorter races into your training schedule?

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