Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Marathon WTF?

Today was the second day of marathon training since I slept in yesterday morning and skipped my cycling class... whoops...

On the agenda:
warm up mile
6 sets of 2 minute intervals getting further with each set
cool down stretch

total distance: 4.13 miles

I started off slow because I wanted to make sure I could increase distance each rep. By the 6th set, I was pushing it pretty hard. I don't know what my distances are yet because I haven't looked at my Garmin so I'll look that tonight.

I was talking to a friend yesterday about balancing marathon training. There is so much to try to fit in and so little time. First what I will say is that I work from 8-6 every day, so that seriously cramps by working out time. It's hard to juggle marathon training with work and family time and cooking and resting and blah blah blah so this is why I struggle. My goal is to do 3 days of running, 2 days of cross training, and 1-2 days of strength training. But, how can I implement that? Especially because my cross training right now is swimming and biking so it's hard to get that in at lunch.

My goal this week was:
run monday, wednesday, friday
bike tuesday evening
swim thursday morning and strength train at lunch

Then I realized I had a dinner meeting to discuss an event I'm doing downtown so I set my alarm to do spin class tuesday morning AND THEN I SLEPT IN... AAAUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH

The other issue is that I want to make sure I'm fresh for the 3 running days a week because I want those to be QUALITY runs. I really just need an extra day please.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open. And with that, I will leave you with a video my brother in law posted on my FB wall

How do you handle the balance of marathon training and life?
do you strength train?
Any other suggestions??


  1. Just catching up on blog reading...Which marathon are you doing? I missed any posts about it!!