OBX Marathon Training Week 1

So last week was my first week of training for the OBX marathon, as I mentioned here.

It feels good to be on a regular schedule and officially training for a race after some time off.

Monday: P90X Shoulders, Biceps & Triceps

Tuesday: Speedwork (3 x 1 mi). Aimed for 7:20ish pace. Ended up with 7:21, 7:16, 7:29. Last one was a bit slow, but temp was getting HOT!

Wednesday: P90X Legs & Back

Thursday: 4 miles with 2 @ tempo pace
                 1.2 miles swimming — outside!!

Friday: rest — work late and relax!

Saturday: 12 mile long run @ 8:51 avg pace.

and some wandering between bars for a birthday celebration in Oakland

Sunday: 8.1 mile walk in San Francisco

A few friends had always wanted to walk over the Golden Gate Bridge, so we decided to check that out after staying over in Oakland. First we fueled up at the Off the Grid Picnic lunch in the Presidio.

Then we ventured over the bridge and back along the shoreline for a long and beautiful walk. By the end I think all our feet were getting tired and we couldn’t wait to sit for a while.
 

We stopped for dinner at Q Restaurant & Wine Bar before driving back home to Sacramento.

Overall it was a great week! Only negative was that the temperatures this week were SO hot through Thursday. Over 105 degrees! It made Thursday’s swim feel great since we were able to get to an outdoor pool. My legs were pretty tired yesterday after so many miles on my feet over the weekend, so this week I need to make sure I stay on top of stretching and rolling.

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