Happy Monday everyone! Why is the summer flying by, WHY????
Anyway here goes a recap of Week 6 of Marathon Training!
I went to the gym and did a total body Superset workout. I combined a strength exercise followed by a stability exercise for each major muscle group. It was awesome and left me feeling strong and sore!
After that I headed to the pool and did a 1 mile swim. I didn’t have my watch with me but I figured out how many laps I needed to do (71, 25 yard laps) and I did it! It took me about an hour and 10 minutes. I am not a fast swimmer at all but I think my long distance running endurance made me able to complete this workout. However, I was SO exhausted and ravenous the rest of the day haha.
My last day of PT! I am sad an excited! I wrote down all my PT exercises and I am going to try and do them once or twice a week!
4 Mile run with The Casual Tuesdays in Hoboken for my friend’s birthday! We had a HUGE turnout and it was sooo much fun!
I made up a pyramid circuit strength training workout!
Squat to Shoulder Press
Single Leg Bicep Curl, each leg
Weighted Tricep Dips
Barbell Lunges each leg
Dead Lifts with triple row
Prone Scissor Kicks on a Bench
I did 10 of each exercise, then 9, then 8 all the way down to one. It took me about 45 minutes and was a great and quick strength training workout!
I had 6 miles of Speed Work on the schedule but I was tired and my right quad was sore from the day before so I decided to attempt negative splits for the first 5 miles and I did it!
I kept the last mile as a cool down.
My normal Friday night of Pump + Spin was cancelled so I took Spin + Burn with the same instructor at another gym in the city! I of course LOVED the ride and Burn was great! It was fun to change it up!
I met up with my friend in Bergen County and did my long run of 9 miles with her. This is the last single digit long run of my training, it all goes up from here!
I did something to my right quad on Wednesday and it has been bugging me ever since. Not when I run or spin but more when I squat or walk up and down the stairs. I was going to take a yoga class but decided that rest was what I needed instead.
Week 6: CHECK! I cannot believe there are 12 weeks left, it is flying by!