Rough Training Week

I’m so excited for week 2 of linking up with Jen of Marathon Mom for another week of training link-ups!

I’ve just completed week 7 of marathon training and it wasn’t the greatest week in terms of following my training plan (you win some, you lose some, right?).

Here’s what I was supposed to do:

2.4-2.10 Rest 4 m run 7 m pace 4 m run Rest 14 Cross 29

Here’s what actually happened:

training2.4.png

Yup, I just straight up didn’t do two workouts.  In my (own?) defense, I did complete the mid-week middle run and the long run.  This was also the longest I’ve ever ran in my LIFE.  I ran smart and started off at a really comfortable 9 min/mi pace.  Then, I tried a new fueling/hydration schedule –

fuel&hydrate

My fuel of choice are the Walmart brand of Swedish Fish (real Swedish Fish are also good!) and a mix of half Gatorade/half water.  For me, it’s best that I fuel up based on time rather than distance because most of the time, I have no idea how far out I am.  While the race map is up and the Gatorade stations are well-marked, C has told me that it’s imperative that I train the way I’m going to run (duh).  We’ll see what happens with next week’s 15 miler, right?  Right. 🙂  At this point, every week is going to be a new milestone and definitely a new adventure.

How were your workouts this week?  Join our party, grab a buton, and tell us (and others) how your training went!

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4 thoughts on “Rough Training Week

    • Aww shucks. Thanks! What do you usually use as fuel? My husband started to use Larabars near the end of his training, so I’m looking into that, but not sure what else to use! 🙂

    • Hi! I am training for the Illinois Marathon in April. I’m getting really excited about it… 🙂

      Thanks for joining in on the link party this week! I love your blog!

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