Week 2 of marathon training didn’t go nearly as well as week 1.
Monday: 3 miles. After long-run Sunday, we decided it would be best if I had some nice active recovery. So moving forward, Monday will now consist of an easy-going run where speed or pace doesn’t matter, just to loosen up the legs from the previous day.
The only problem was I couldn’t get up early to do this, so I ran in the evening. On top of that, I took an allergy pill as something started to tickle my nose. Because of this, there was probably no getting up early on Tuesday morning to beat the heat…
Tuesday: 2 miles. It was supposed to be 5. I did manage to get up early; however, because I had taken an allergy pill the night before, I couldn’t get it going. My legs felt like lead and my heart rate was erratic, as was my breathing. (#BenadrylHangover) I called the run at 2.
Wednesday: 5 miles. I redeemed myself. I finally got over the Benadryl hangover and was able to pull it out, but I did this late in the evening when it had cooled down. I’m so thankful for long days of light right now.
At work, we got in a poor little domestic white rock dove. He had been attacked by crows. He had probably been released during someone’s wedding and couldn’t find his way back home. Because he was domesticated, he got to hang out with me all day and get out of the clinic. He perched happily on my shoulder while I worked, even slept there a bit. He should be okay as long as the stress of being in a hospital doesn’t get to him.
Thursday: Cross trained. I didn’t feel like doing much more than walking, so I practiced my speed walking for 2 miles. Cross training doesn’t count towards plan mileage, but hey, 2 miles is 2 miles. More time on my feet.
This was also “Take Your Kids To Work Day” at Starbucks. AJ got to go hang out with James at Starbucks Headquarters, for which they had lots of fun activities planned for all the kids. AJ was super excited about getting to make his own Frappucino… any flavor or ingredient he wanted to add, he did. He even got his own special green Starbucks apron.
Friday: 4 miles. Again, I couldn’t get up early, so this had to be done on a hot afternoon on the treadmill. I earned my happy hour, lol.
Saturday: Rest day.
Sunday: 8 miles. I was supposed to do 9, but I took an S-cap (electrolytes) at mile 5 and then ate a date at mile 6, and by mile 7, my stomach was cramping up. It sucks to have a sensitive stomach. Regardless, it was a beautiful day to be out… nice and overcast and cool!
Weekly Total: 22 miles/35.4 km
Total Mileage So Far: 41 miles/66 km
So tell me:
- Are you training for race? If so, which one? (Shout it out loud and proud!!)
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- Who’s your favorite internet provider?
Hope all ya’all have a super great week!