OBX Marathon Training: Week 2

This week was a little different for fitting in the workouts than last week because I was in CT visiting Ryan’s family from Wednesday until Sunday. (See some tips about working out while traveling here.) We spent a lot of time hanging out with the kiddo’s, and

Monday: P90x Back & Biceps

Tuesday: 4 x 800m with 2 min RI. 3 of 4 were within less than a second of each other in pace! 2nd 800 was a little slower…maybe I was still waking up? Times were 3:29, 3:35, 3:29, 3:29.

Wednesday: rest. We took a red eye flight Tues night to fly to CT to visit Ryan’s family and didn’t sleep so well, so most of the day was spent relaxing. It also included a nap and going to bed super early.

Thursday: 5.5 miles of hills. I tried to run all the hills in the neighborhood. Unfortunately there are too many, so I cut myself off at 5.5 mi. Haha. Oh yeah, and I got poured on in the first 5 minutes of the run. At least it helped with the humidity.

Friday: P90x legs. Really want to stay focused on leg strengthening this training cycle, so we made sure to fit in our usual Wed workout on Friday. We spent the rest of the day playing lawn games (croquet and corn hole)

Saturday: 6.75 mi run with one 0.8 mi long and steep hill. Heavy rain almost deterred us from getting out for this run, but luckily it slowed to a light drizzle. My two brothers-in-law joined Ryan and I for the run too! The rest of the day included bowling and laser tag!

{2 games of bowling + laser tag = awesome afternoon!}

Sunday: rest. Flew home, and needed to get some work done around the house.

This week’s training was a little on the lighter side. We didn’t want to use up too much time with family by being out running or training, but in general, fit in all the desired workouts. It was also great to do some good hill training to prepare for Hood to Coast! It’s difficult to find good hills to run in Sacramento (so flat!!), so I enjoyed doing two days of hills in CT.

{View of Lake Tahoe on the flight back to CA}

I wasn’t totally on top of doing core work or stretching this week, so I’m going to try to focus a little more back on that in week 3.

How did your week go?Β 
I’m looking for some ideas for speed days — what’s your favorite intervals workout?

4 thoughts on “OBX Marathon Training: Week 2

  1. Leslie @ Triathlete Treats

    Looks like you had a great trip!! Good runs and relaxing!!

    My week was good!! On Vacation! Relaxing! No working! πŸ™‚

    I like mile repeats. I guess because I am more endurance than a speed athlete. I also like 1600; 2×800; 4×400. Mixing it up is key!!

  2. Kristen L

    Horray for relaxing on vacation! πŸ™‚

    I did my first workout of mile repeats in my first marathon training week. They were tough, but good! I agree, that you have to mix it up. Thanks for the ideas!


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