Week 3 Marathon Training Recap and Best Body Bootcamp Begins
by Toni Church on July 23, 2012
Week 3 ended up being another short running week due to the many aches and pain that I developed from my back being out which caused me have some issues with my gait. I went to the chiropractor on Monday so he could adjust my back and I immediately felt better but my hip and shins still needed time to recover.
I ran at total of 14.37 miles this week. Here is the breakdown:
Tuesday-Hurdles and speed work with the We Are Athletes Racing Team. I did a 1 mile warm-up followed by 3/4 mile of hurdles and sprints followed by 1 mile of speed work and then a cool down lap.
Overall a good week!! I missed my Friday workout because we were away and it was pouring so hard that the streets were flooded so bad I couldn’t run on them. I didn’t have access to a treadmill so I forfeited the run figuring it was probably for the better since my shins were still bothering me. If I had run on Thursday I planned my mileage probably would have been about 18 miles for the week which to some people may seem low for marathon training but I have confidence that my coach knows exactly what he is doing I will be ready for NYC in November.
I am looking forward to a great week of training this week as my aches and pains have finally subsided despite my long run on Sunday!!!
This week I also start Round 2 of Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp!!!! I desperately needed to add in the cross training that I have been severely neglecting since the beginning of marathon training so since I loved Tina’s first bootcamp I figured round 2 would be perfect!!! I plan to follow all of the strength training portions exactly and then running in place of the suggested cardio. The flexibility of this plan is awesome plus there is a chance to win $1000 at the end if you have fully participated!!! If you have tried this bootcamp yet then I suggest you keep a lookout for round 3 coming up around the holiday season!!
My name is Toni and I am a mother, wife, runner, blogger and RN from Long Island, NY. I blog about health, fitness and my life. I am passionate about running and plan to run my first full marathon in 2014. Follow me on my journey as I try to live my life to the fullest.