Marathon Training – Week 5 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on August 11, 2015

And another one bites the dust! Today I’m checking in with another week of my marathon training workout recaps.

Marathon Training - Week 5

AM – 3 mi on the treadmill

AM – 10 mins. elliptical and biceps/triceps

AM – 3 mi on the treadmill 

AM – 12 miles of pounding pavement. A pretty difficult run but at least it’s done.

AM – Chest
PM – Chest

Double workout = I was sore as heck for a good two days after.

Rest day with a little swimming pool action

Am – 5.5 miles

My work schedule is more back to normal and I’ve been able to squeeze in gym time before heading in. It’s still too dark to run outside (MTW), but at least I can work out during my preferred time. I’m just not much of an afternoon/evening runner, I always feel like I have more energy first thing in the morning. So things are going well in that regard. Otherwise, I’m still dealing with fatigue. So many miles so soon still feels like a lot to me. But I’m following my training plan and still haven’t missed a run. I’m definitely looking forward to spending some time down the shore soon and some relaxation.

Do you have a favorite path or route to run? 
How do you recover from a run? I’ve been stretching and foam rolling and using the stick.

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 11, 2015 at 8:32 am

I recover from runs with margaritas….no, but really ; )

Her Happy Balance August 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Haha – I hear that! I’m loving cocktails with whiskey/bourbon in them recently. So I think an old fashioned would be good recovery fuel 😉

Sarah @ Sweet Miles August 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

I’m impressed you’re already up to 12 milers in week 5! Get it girl! When I was marathon training, I LOVED epsom salt baths at night before bed 🙂 So relaxing, and it really helped relieve my sore leg muscles!

Her Happy Balance August 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

My training plan is a hybrid of Hal Higdon’s novice 2 plan and he had 12 in week 5 so I sucked it up and trudged through. And YES – I don’t know why I haven’t taken an epsom salt bath yet, those are the greatest. When fall and colder weather hits that will be my thing for sure! 🙂

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