December 26 – January 15 Training

Whoa, baby. I can’t believe I’m on week 6 of marathon training. This is a snapshot of my life the past three weeks.

I’m beginning to hit my stride in training, meaning I’m used to the schedule. My body and mind know I run six days a week with one rest day.

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Just chugging along, enjoying the -10 degree real feel.

Strength training is still a struggle, though probably more mentally than physically. I haven’t picked up a barbell in two weeks, partially from running fatigue. The arctic North Dakota air hasn’t helped. I lift in my garage and the thought of being in a cold space after logging miles in sub-zero temps is not appealing.

My main lifting goal while training is to come out with little to no regression. I lift heavy and frequently during off-season.

My fall back bodyweight movements are push-ups, tricep dips, planks, squats, pistols, single-leg deadlifts, yoga, and PiYo (the Beachbody program).

Week 3 of Training
Monday, 12/26

· 6 miles easy, 9:05 pace

Tuesday, 12/27
· 6 x 800 at 9.2 mph (6:31 pace), 3 easy, 9 total
· leg strength work – bodyweight

Wednesday, 12/28
· Rest

Thursday, 12/29
· 6 miles at GMP, 7:40 pace, 3 easy, 9 miles total

Friday, 12/30
· 6.75 miles easy, 8:14 pace

Saturday, 12/31
· 10.25 miles easy, 8:29 pace
· PiYo upper and lower

Sunday, 1/1
· 6 miles easy, 9:07 pace

Weekly Totals
47 miles
2 strength sessions

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Early morning treadmill party at Gold’s. Yes, we party hard.

Week 4
Monday, 1/2

· 6 miles easy, 9:05 pace

Tuesday, 1/3
· 6 x 800 at 9.2 mph (6:31 pace), 3 easy, 9 total

Wednesday, 1/4
· Rest
· Total body strength – bodyweight

Thursday, 1/5
· 6 miles at GMP, 7:48 pace, 3 easy, 9 total

Friday, 1/6
· 6 miles easy, 9:33 pace

Saturday, 1/7
· 8 miles easy, 8:49 pace
· PiYo sculpt, core work

Sunday, 1/8
· 8 miles easy, 8:32 pace
· PiYo lower, yoga

Weekly Totals
46 miles
3 strength sessions

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I hear these are good for your core. Not my favorite, but they seem effective.

Week 5
Monday, 1/9

· 6 miles easy, 8:33 pace
· Core work, yoga

Tuesday, 1/10
· 5 x 1k at 9.2 mph, 3 easy, 7 total
· 5 minutes of planks: 2 mins regular, 1 min sides, 1 min hollow hold

Wednesday, 1/11
· Rest
· Yoga

Thursday, 1/12
· 6 miles at GMP, 7:37 pace, 3 easy, 9 total

Friday, 1/13
· 6 miles easy, 9:00 pace

Saturday, 1/14
· 12 miles easy, 8:12 pace
· 5 minutes of planks, bodyweight strength: squats, push-ups, ab work, glute work

Sunday, 1/15
· 7 miles easy, 9:17 pace

Weekly Totals
47 miles
3 strength sessions

Whew! That gets me up-to-date. After this massive catch-up, I’ll be back to weekly logs.

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One of the few poses that doesn’t make me swear.

 

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