This week was pretty good, barring a few issues. I’m beginning to remember that marathon training is really just about going with the ebbs and flow. There might be a perfect week and there might be a horrible week, but most weeks are going to be somewhere in between. My biggest realization this week is that I think I’m going to cancel my gym membership. It’s $50 a month and the most I ever use it for is one yoga class a week, if that. The classes I want unfortunately aren’t conducive to my schedule, and I’m not in a place where I can waste $50 a month. It’s just not worth it financially. I might look on Groupon for some cheap yoga classes and work in yoga that way.
Monday’s plan: 40 minute run + yoga
What actually happened: I ran to yoga, but I wore the wrong type of pants for running and they kept falling down! So it was a walk of 2.25 miles instead.
Tuesday’s plan: Rest day due to other commitments
What actually happened: Rest.
Wednesday’s plan: November Project
What actually happened: November Project! We did a hill running workout with some core. I ran 1.61 miles.
Thursday’s plan: 50 minute run
What actually happened: I used the treadmill for the first time in a long time and remembered how much I hate it. I ran/walked 2.85 miles in 50 minutes.
Friday’s plan: Rest day
What actually happened: I got to sleep in and rest.
Saturday’s plan: 6 mile run
What actually happened: 6.10 mile run in 1 hour, 24 minutes. For parts of this I felt like I might die, and other parts felt good. This is the longest I’ve run in 7 months!
Sunday’s plan: Yoga
What actually happened: Another rest day. I had to pick up my roommate from LAX at the time I’d hoped to go to yoga and there’s no classes in the afternoons on Sundays, so this didn’t happen. (This is when I realized it made sense to just get rid of it.)
WEEK FIVE’S PLAN
Monday: 45 minute run
Tuesday: Track run ~45 minutes
Wednesday: November Project + maybe yoga
Thursday: 50 minute run
Saturday: 4 mile run
I feel like this series is starting to get a bit redundant but I’m going to keep up with it as a training log. It’ll be fun to look back on and I hope maybe 2 people find it interesting. Shout out to Hannah who left a comment last week to say she was loving it, which made my whole day.