So, totally stealing this idea from older sister Ruth, I'm going to start doing updates each Monday to commemorate my 18 weeks of Utah Valley Marathon training! (:
Two Saturday nights previous (2/18..aka two days before marathon training officially was to begin) I finally finalized my marathon training plan...day-by-day. I just kind of like making schedules...a little bit, I guess.
I then started off (Marathon) Monday (2/20) morning reading this lovely "Runner's World Daily Kick-In-The-Butt" quote :
Thank you, Kara. Happy training, indeed! (:
So here's the official first-week breakdown:
Monday - 3 mile TM run (26 mins), abs + arm workout/weights after.
Tuesday - 4 mile TM run (35 mins), legs + back workout/weights.
Wednesday - Rest/recovery day...more on that later.
Thursday - 3 miles on the elliptical (26 mins), lots of stretching.
Friday - 2 mile TM run (23 mins).
Saturday - 6 mile TM run (55 mins).
Total mileage: 15 miles (+ 3 on the elliptical)
Basically, I started the week off feeling great...I mean, come on, I went out on Monday after my run and got my first-ever mani/pedi (February special = only $10 total if you got the two together...um, yes please) with freshman year roommate, Macey. What more could I ask for as a relaxing and casual start to marathon training?
Oh, that's right...maybe I should have gotten another the next day. Because I started off Tuesday (marathon training day #2, mind you) with three of the following occurring (more or less in this exact order):
1. A 4 mi early morning TM run, accompanied by some abnormal pain in my right knee during (and remaining pretty unbearable until about Friday)
2. A great (or so I thought) first-ever leg + back workout (which may or may not have resulted in #3 happening in the middle of the school day while I was trying to stretch out the aforementioned knee...)
3. (See picture below, I think it's pretty self-explanatory.)
I rest my case.