Thursday, August 7, 2014
Marathon Training Week 11/21
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This weeks training looked like this:
Monday: PM PT - 3 x sets 10 Goblet squats + 10 Front Squats + 10 back squats; 3 x sets 2 sleigh runs (giddy up's!).
Tuesday: PM Run 1: 5km as fast as possible - 24mins 40sec
Usual shoulder & glute activation work + core, chest & back
Wednesday: PM Usual glute activation work, 1 legged squats, clams, 3 x sets 12 push ups; core
Thursday: AM Run 2: 5kms at normal pace 28 mins 11 sec
PM PT - cant remember!!!
Saturday: AM Run 3: 25kms slow & steady - 2hrs 31mins 52sec
The long run this week was really good!! I actually felt like I may just be able to do this marathon. I was in a good head space for the whole run although a little cold!! I could have kept going further although was pretty spent at the end as I picked up the pace for the last 2kms. I was feeling pretty proud of 25kms - that is a fair distance. I finally decided I really am a runner.
Bear with me - I do remember what it was like to not be able to run, or run 5kms. When I made it to 10kms I felt it was an achievement, but that it was pretty insignificant in comparison to people who run marathons & half marathons.
Even when I made it to the 21.1km distance, my brain was still telling me that it really wasn't very far considering people run marathons & ultra marathons. Yep, I'm my own worse critic & apparently beat myself up instead of allowing myself to feel happy & proud of my running achievements.
As my PT says, I am a bit of a special child. It takes me a while to catch on to these things. My poor brain is a little complicated sometimes. Anyhoo. I really did feel proud & happy of my achievement this week & am looking forward to continuing on this marathon road.
I also pulled up pretty well after the long run - it's not so long ago I'd be wanting a week off after running the half marathon distance, but my legs felt good enough to do Monday night's squats - although they were a little tired & we had to go lighter in weight to maintain form.
Bring on week 12.