The Beginning – Boston Training

I have been meaning to write a blog post for weeks now and meaning to give everyone a training update for Boston, but if we are being honest, during busy times blogging is the first thing to go for me. So, apologies for my absence!

Anyway, I will take you through the last two weeks because they were good ones πŸ™‚

After taking all of November and December to heal my runners knee, it has finally been better and I have felt strong the last couple of weeks!

January 1st- 7th: Week 1

Monday: 7 easy miles (9:20 average) & TRX

Tuesday: 5 miles easy at lunch

Wednesday: 2 mile warm up – 5k time trial (19:30)- cool down (6.5 miles total)

Thursday: 45 minutes yoga & abs/hamstring exercises

Friday: 4.5 snowy miles with Lyla

Saturday: 50 minutes of yoga

Sunday: 16 hilly treadmill running miles

Total: 40.5 miles

January 8th-14th: Week 2

Monday: unplanned rest day

Tuesday: 7 easy with strides & planks

Wednesday: 2 mile warm up, 4 miles at tempo (6:40, 6:53, 6:59, 6:45), 1. 25 cool down (7.25 miles total) & 40 minutes of AM biking and rolling

Thursday: 5 easy miles at lunch

Friday: 5 easy with Lyla & planks

Saturday: 7 easy, 8 miles at tempo (7:27, 7:28, 7:11, 7:17, 7:08, 7:09, 7:17, 7:15), cool down to 17.5 miles & foam rolling – this weather was crazy windy and 20 degree change – mentally tough

Sunday: yoga & mini strength routine

Total: 41.75 miles

January 15th- 21st: Week 3

Monday: 4 miles easy

Tuesday: 2 miles up, 8×800 (2:58, 3:12, 3:01, 3:10, 3:05, 3:16, 3:07, 3:22 – all on rolling terrain), cool down for 8.1 miles total

Wednesday: 2 snowy miles (can’t resist a snow day!) & yoga & strength

Thursday: 10 snowy hilly miles

Friday: Rest day, cross country skiied at lunch

Saturday: 20 miles easy & 25 minutes yoga

Sunday: 6 miles easy & yoga & planks

Total: 50.1 miles

January 22nd- 28th: Week 4

Monday: 5.3 miles easy

Tuesday: rest day!

Wednesday: 4 miles easy, 10×20 seconds fast with 60 second recovery, cool down for 7 miles total

Thursday: unexpected rest day

Friday: 4.56 easy lunch run

Saturday: 15 hilly miles in south berwick & 1.5 mile walk jog with Lyla (slipped and hit my knee)

Sunday: 6.7 miles easy – called it quits because knee was sore from yesterday’s fall

Total: 40 milesΒ 

So far it has been a solid January, although I am hoping my knee stops hurting. I just got it to a good spot, but I can’t control that. You can be cautious like me and still fall on ice, clearly.

I have also been practicing fueling on my runs a lot lately. I have been drinking generation ucan before my runs and using rungum and maple syrup gus during my runs, it has been going well! Treadmill long runs are perfect for practicing fueling.

The next couple of weeks I have some exciting workouts coming up, crossing my fingers my knee allows me to do them.

Side note, when I know I took enough time off between hard training, its when I honestly feel excited for all the workouts and all the training, it’s not just a grind, it makes my day!

Thanks for following my journey!

Jules

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