Sunday, October 6, 2013

Marathon Training Log: Week 17

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Week 17 was the start of tapering but I didn't do as well because I got too sore from Tuesday's squats. I have have to be extra careful with workouts this week. My last long run of 9 miles felt good, I'm ready for 26.2!

Monday AM - CrossFit WOD
Max Power Clean: 85 lbs.
Run 2 laps (about 700 m)
30 power cleans (55#)
Run 1 lap (about 350 m)
15 power cleans (55#)
Time: 8:49
Felt great today!

Tuesday AM - CrossFit WOD
Pre-WOD: 10 x 60%, 65%, and 70% of 1-rep max (135 lbs)
Overhead squats (35 lbs)
Knees to elbow
Lateral bar hops
Time: 7:30
The 30 squats in the pre-WOD killed me! And even though I used a light weight for the OH squats, my hamstrings were pretty sore for a couple of days.

Wednesday PM - CrossFit Endurance WOD
2 x 400 m run on the 3:00
2 x 800 m run on the 6:00
2 x 200 m run on the 2:00
This was a good workout and I'm surprised how fast it went, because it took over 20 minutes. FYI, "on the 3:00" means that you start running the 400 at 0:00 and then run the next 400 at 3:00 minutes. So the faster you run, the more rest time you get. 

Thursday - Rest
Resting for my longish run on Friday!

Friday - 9 mile run
Ryan and I went to Noblesville, IN, for the weekend for a wedding so we went on a run around his hometown. Ryan actually biked next to me because he pulled his hamstring during kickball. I felt bad that he was biking slowly next to me but it was actually quite fun. We talked the whole way and Ryan even took me to his old stomping grounds, the high school cross country course! We did 9 miles total at an easy pace and my body felt good :)

Saturday & Sunday - Rest!

A lot of people have asked me about my homemade energy gels that I use for running, I finally posted the recipe last week!

What was your favorite/best workout last week?

Are you ready for the Chicago Marathon?!?!


  1. Last week.. Still last Tuesday. Had a good confidence run. Am I ready? I better be! got a hot spot I'm trying to nurse in time!
    But mentally, i'm ready to have fun

  2. Mental readiness is just as important as physical readiness! My mind has been preoccupied by big changes in my life lately so I'm barely thinking about the marathon right now, which is a good thing and a bad thing.

  3. Oh my goodness, I have just stumbled upon your blog and feel like the laziest person ever. I spent the last 3 months travelling and before I left the only exercise was my yoga. I need to up the ante. Thanks for the fitspo xx

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  4. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm jealous that you've traveled so much lately. If I didn't spend the entirety of my day sitting at a desk then I wouldn't have to work out as much. And it's great that you do yoga!


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