February Boston Marathon Training

Training seems to be flying by, I honestly keep forgetting to put weekly training updates up. It has turned into monthly updates. Better late than never!

This cycle has been good but I have also had some setbacks from winter training. I started out with runners knee that felt like it took forever to get rid of. Then I slipped on ice and that caused my knee to ache up until probably this week. No training cycle is perfect but you still have good workouts here and there. I honestly prefer the training cycle where you don’t seem to catch a break because it helps me mentally, some might say the opposite but for me I get to the line with more determination and fight than if everything went swimmingly.

Alright enough talking, time for the recaps.

January 29 to February 4

Monday: rest

Tuesday: 10 miles easy and 30 minutes of strength

Wednesday: 2.5 mile run with lyla and walks with lyla – knee was bothering me

Thursday: 7.25 treadmill miles and no pain! Then yoga 🧘‍♀️

Friday: 6.8 miles with strides

Saturday: 6 easy and my first sports massage!

Sunday: 3 mile easy warmup then the midwinter classic (1:08:30 PR) and 2.35 cool down for 15.35

Total miles 48

February 5 to February 11

Monday: 8 easy – was sore from the race

Tuesday: 8 easy – soreness was better

Wednesday: 2 mile warm up – 4 miles at 7 minute pace – 1 mile down

Thursday: yoga for 45 minutes

Friday: rest day!

Saturday: 8.5 easy miles

Sunday: 7 miles easy – 10 miles at GP 7:20 – 1.5 mile cool down for 18.5 miles total – did this one on the treadmill

Total miles 50.1

February 12 to February 18

Monday: rest day!

Tuesday: 2 easy – 3 miles at 6:55 – quick cool down due to stomach problems and added in an arm and core workout

Wednesday: 8 easy and a leg workout

Thursday: yoga and rolling

Friday: 7.8 miles – stopped short because my foot hurt and did some rolling instead

Saturday: 10 easy some of the miles were with lyla – then strength and mobility

Sunday: HIIT workout

Total miles 31.25 for a cutback week

February 19 to February 25

Monday: 9 miles easy

Tuesday: 10 easy with 10×20 seconds fast

Wednesday: 8.5 easy with leg workout

Thursday: rest day

Friday: rest day – chose sleep over running

Saturday: 7 easy – 11.25 miles at GP (7:26, 7:28, 7:02, 7:19, 7:13, 7:21, 7:14, 7:40, 7:16, 7:13, 7:30, 7:23) – cool down to 20.25 – wasn’t crazy about how this went but got a sports massage and did two rounds of an upper body/core workout after

Sunday: 7 easy plus running mobility and strength

Total miles 55.75

February 26 to March 4

Monday: 8.65 easy miles and leg workout

Tuesday: rest day

Wednesday: 9 easy plus strength and mobility

Thursday: 1 mile up – 6.75 miles at threshold (6:42, 6:49, 7:09, 6:58, 7:08, 7:04, 7:05) – cool down to 8 miles

Friday: 20 minutes of yoga and rolling

Saturday: 16.6 miles easy

Sunday: 8 easy miles with friends and arms and core workout

Total miles 50.45

Now you are all caught up on the last month for me! On paper it looks good but I definitely have had some setback and struggles that are making my confidence lack a little bit. We shall see how the next month goes, one day at a time!