Monday : Core Strength
Actual : Planned to do core strength with a buddy, but she rescheduled until tomorrow. Ran 2k at Rest Day pace.
Tuesday : Planned 8k Easy / Cross Training
- Actual : Ran 5.5k with a buddy, but it wasn’t easy because of snow and slush. There was no advantage to finish the 8k. I can guarantee that the Ottawa Marathon will not have snow and slush underfoot, so I didn’t see the need to continue today.
- 30 minutes on stationary bike, 15 minutes on elliptical, followed by yesterday’s rescheduled CxWorx.
Wednesday : Planned vV02Max – Warm Up. / 5 x 800 meters, recover equal time Cool Down 2k
Actual : The streets today were yucky after last night’s freezing rain / snow. I considered doing a treadmill workout but then decided to simply switch with Friday’s cross training day. I did run 5k to warm up, then 5 miles on stationary bike and 85 floors on Stair Climber.
Thursday : Planned 10k Easy
Actual : Nailed it. Ran 5k with a buddy, then continued to run another 5k solo.
Friday : Cross Training
Actual : Today’s workout was done on Wednesday, and Wednesdays speedwork was done today. 800 meter intervals ranged from 4:15 to 4:30 minutes, so I have seen some huge progress there. Previous attempts were 4:50 to 5:00 minutes. If I can believe Bart Yasso, my marathon can be done in 4 and a half hours, 20 minutes faster than my goal time. I don’t believe him.
Saturday : Planned Rest Day
Actual : 2k Active Recovery Run. Right hamstring tight, note to self: extra attention with foam roller
Sunday : Planned Warm Up. 5k Tempo. Cool Down
Actual : Family Stuff got in the way and I wasn’t able to run until late evening. No Tempo, just a simple 5k run.
This training period is flying by. It will be Marathon Day before I know it. I thought the winter running was behind me but apparently I was wrong about that. I am looking forward to warmer temperatures.