So, Week 2 of my Marine Corps Marathon training is officially complete, and Week 3 is underway. Apologies for no recap post yesterday, but I was busy traversing from Denver to Chicago (1050 miles) in my car, and started at 4:45am MST and arrived at 11:45 CST — 18 hours later. (Please excuse me while I go drink a vat of wine and take a nap).
[SPOILER ALERT: I epically failed this week...well, kind of.]
Monday: Active Rest! (30 AquaJog + BodyPump)
Tuesday: 5-6 easy
Wednesday: 5 Track + 1200m swim
Thursday: Active Rest! (60 spin + 60 AquaJog + 20 arms/abs)
Friday: 5-6 easy + 20 arms/abs
Saturday: 7 easy
Sunday: 12 LSD + arms/abs
What Happened: (In pink is what was planned that actually happened)
Monday: 40 AquaJog + BodyPump
Easy morning aquajog with Leslie and BodyPump, where I kept the weights light, but it still destroyed my body.
Tuesday: 5.02 easy (42:12)
Easy run from the harbor to West Cliff. My legs were trashed from BodyPump, so 5 was all I had in me.
Wednesday: 6.61 track (59:25) + arms/abs + 1 elliptical (12:00) + 1200m swim.
Legs still felt trashed from BodyPump, so after the 1.52 mi warmup, I set my watch up for 10x.13 miles (209m) with .12 miles easy. Hit my goal every time, without staring at the watch (:45 or below 200m). Then hit up the gym for some swimming, but the pool was closed for aquaclass so I did some easy elliptical time and arms/abs.
Thursday: Active Rest! (30 min easy spin + 60 aquajog) + 5.25 walk/run
Adjusted my active rest to sleep in a bit more and then hopped in the car to head to LA for the first leg of my trip out west. By the time I got to Huntington Beach I wanted to stretch out my legs, so I headed out for a run/walk on the beach.
Friday: 7 easy (58:36)
Woke up and wanted to hit the path before the next leg of my journey to VEGAS for my friend Sarah’s bachelorette party.
Saturday: FAILED RUN –> Run/Walk (Ran 2 in 16:20, Walked like 4/5 throughout the day)
Apparently I had a little too much fun on Friday night celebrating in Vegas and by the time I tried to run on the TM at like 3:00 in the afternoon, I still wanted to die after just two miles, so I gave in and walked. So much for my 1 w/u + 6 MGP. But its okay, because I needed girls time in Vegas. Worth it.
Sunday: 6 mi easy
Was supposed to be a 12mi LSD, which sounded great. And I planned to break it into two portions, 6mi in the am and 6mi in the pm. Got up at 3:30am in Vegas to hit the road, and by 6:30am I needed a nap and then got in the first 6 miles in St. George. By the time I arrived in Denver 15 hours later, I wanted nothing to do with running and proceeded to pass right out. #LSDfail
Running Total: ~29.61 run + 7 (tracked) run
Workout Time Total: ~11 hours 15 min (included my walk/runs)
I am a little disappointed in how the week ended, but given the fact I’ve been driving solo cross country, moving from Santa Cruz to DC (I arrive tomorrow night!), and attending a bachelorette party in Vegas, I have to say I’m pretty happy that I got in all that I did.
Here’s the plan for Week #3
Monday: 4 easy
Tuesday: Active Rest! (My day in Chicago with friends)
Wednesday: 5-6 easy
Thursday: 6 Track + arms/abs + 1200m swim
Friday: 60 spin + 60 aquajog
Saturday: 7 easy
Sunday: 12 LSD + arms/abs — making up for the missed LSD and readjusting my schedule
Still traveling tomorrow (to DC) and then settling in, so we’ll see what happens, but that’s the plan!
Anyone else doing MCM2013? Anyone in Arlington/DC area and want to run with me soon?!