I’m almost halfway through this marathon training cycle and right on track of where I was hoping to be at this point. Had a good half marathon yesterday to assess my fitness level and it was encouraging – ran my second fastest time at that distance. My interval speed is still lagging, but saw a little improvement this past week when I ran some 800s.
Since things are going well, just plan to keep doing what I’m doing – run three times a week (intervals, tempo, and long run) with moderate intensity cross-training on the bike trainer between runs. I may take it down a notch in intensity during my runs this week since I ran hard during the half marathon yesterday – don’t want to invite any injuries.
Sleep: (A-) Solid 8 hours of sleep most nights with a few short afternoon naps.
Diet/Hydration: (B+) Been indulging a bit on the sweets, will need to watch it. But for the most part ate mostly whole foods and kept hydrated.
Weight/Body Fat: (B) Gained 0.4 lbs this week. Weight increased from 145.7 lbs to 146.1 lbs and body fat remained unchanged at 8.9%. Weight gain was probably due to reduced activity since I was tapering toward the end of the week.
Cross-Training/Stretching: (A-) The cross-training was reduced this week due to tapering for the half marathon, but did a good amount of yoga.
Stress Management: (A) Relatively stress free week.
Body Condition/Injuries: (A) Nothing significant to report on the injury front.
Overall: (A-) Another solid week of training.
Running: 25 miles
Core/Strength: 30 minutes
Bike Trainer: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yoga: 2 hours, 50 minutes
Total Exercise Time: 7 hours, 50 minutes
Monday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 20 minutes yoga
Tuesday – Interval Run, 6 x 800m (3:04, 3:00, 3:07, 2:57, 3:03 and 2:56) w/90 seconds between intervals, 15 minutes core, 15 minutes yoga
Wednesday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 10 minutes strength, 15 minutes yoga
Thursday – EZ 5 miles (average 8:53/mile)
Friday – 35 minutes yoga
Saturday – 35 minutes yoga
Sunday – Silver Strand Half Marathon, 13.1 miles (average pace 6:31/mile), 20 minutes yoga