Monday, Sept 16th - 3 miles or Rest / REST
Tuesday, Sept 17th - 3-4 miles or Cross Train / REST
Wednesday, Sept 18th - 4 miles / 5 Miles
Thursday, Sept 19th - Cross Train or Rest / 4 Miles
Friday, Sept 20th- 4-6 miles / 4 Miles
Saturday, Sept 21st- Rest / 10 Miles
Sunday, Sept 22nd - 8-10 miles / REST
Total Miles Week 1 of Training = 23 MILES
Week ONE of Marathon training went fairly well. I probably could of squeezed in 5 or 6 more miles somewhere in there, but honestly my legs were on fire. Super sore from 4 days straight and I started to incorporate hills a bit more, so my tush and hips were extremely sore.
I have noticed my appetite decreasing, not sure this is a good thing. I used to come home after a long run and devour my pantry and whatever was in it BUT... it is not like this recently. I am decreasing my food intake before my runs and that is really helping me. I then eat my pack of GU Chomps around mile 7 or 8. I always thought I had to eat, eat, eat before long runs (or so I have read/been told) and that is just not the case for me. I eat a little something and do just fine, if not better. I have also been running with my water and this is COMPLETELY helping me to keep hydrated, which I also think might be why I have not been devouring food too. Hydration is important. I AM, however, eating a good dinner and that seems to do okay for me for the early morning long runs the following day.
Finding the time is hard these days. We had a weekend packed with things going on and I should of got in around 6 miles on Sunday but... I snuggled my babies instead. I am learning balance and flexibility and that is okay...
I have also realized that when I don't run you might not want to be around me when that 2nd day hits. Running is my outlet and thank GAWD I found one that doesn't involve tequila and the dougie;)
This weekend was filled with fall fun. Eckert's for apples and family fun, decorating the house with the few decorations I will allow, baking, hanging out on the patio, watching spooky (kid-friendly) movies, and getting the kids pumped for fall.
Sore? Any races this weekend you can fill me in on? Fall fun started yet?