Weeks 3 and 4: Here’s what not to do…

I am at weeks 3 and 4 of my marathon training schedule (see week 1 and week 2 if you’re interested).  Let me preface this by saying these posts are definitely not a “how-to” for training for a marathon, more of a guide on what not to do…however, if you are already training for one then you might find comfort knowing there is someone definitely doing less than you out there.

Week of March 23-29:

Sunday:   Rest

Monday:   Run 4 miles (easy effort)

Tuesday:   Yoga (30 minutes)

Wednesday:  Rest

Thursday:  60 min elliptical + 30 min upper body strength training

Friday:   Rest

Saturday:   30 min elliptical + 30 min toning

Another very low mileage week for me.  Didn’t even run on Saturday due to the weather.  Did some cross training in an effort to do something but I really need to pick up the pace here.

Week of March 30- April 5:

Sunday:   Rest

Monday:   Rest

Tuesday:   Run 5 miles (easy effort)

Wednesday:  Rest

Thursday:  Rest

Friday:   Rest

Saturday:   Run 10  miles

This week was worse than the last even though I at least did the long run on saturday, granted not as long as it should have been…

It’s no excuse but when additional work projects pop up and I’m under a deadline then it’s easier for me to justify skipping workouts, especially evenings after work.

Despite these minimal efforts in the marathon training department, I am still looking forward to running it, or attempting to run it.  I received an email the other day saying “Only 48 more days!”  Holy crap!  Good thing I am a master procrastinator and eternal optimist.  I’ll keep you posted on progress…or lack thereof…

Have a great week, everyone 🙂

 

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