Marathon training update! Not all of my runs are posted but I picked a few. So far training has been a mish mash. Some really good runs where everything has felt amazing and other runs where I’ve been looking at the time and wondering when it’s gonna end because my legs feel like they’re done. Reality is that marathon training has dark days of prep and turning the switch to knock out 50km weeks isn’t easy but the journey of getting faster and fitter again is really worthwhile. I slacked on a few runs last week which is why I’m making this post to keep me accountable.
Training is all about how your body adapts to the stimulus you put onto it and avoiding the plateaus that want to come and knock down along the way physically and mentally. Doesn’t matter your fitness level and how much training you do it’s how your body and mind recovers to allow you to become faster, and stronger so you’re better on the next workout you do.
Shall we be happy? I live in the reality of a grad student. This means no single day is routine and neither is any result. It took me about 2 years to come to terms with this chaos. How did I do this?? Yoga & Running. 💓 I made it a goal to find things I did for myself that satisfied me. It was a game changer!
HOW DO YOU FIND HAPPY? #twentysixpointtwo#yoga#willrun4yoga#6run5#marathontraining
A lil’ different #transformationtuesday - There was a time when I would have been dead on the floor for about 15 minutes after running 6.25 miles, let alone on the treadmill, not totally upright and smiling 😂 I’ve only been seriously running since this past summer but am already feeling so improved in it just from being more consistent and pushing myself little by little! -
My best advice on those getting into running? JUST START. Take it little by little and maybe start with a goal time of running rather than a goal distance until you’re feeling more confident in it. Take it one step at a time and keep your head up, you’ll get there 😌
Wow! Have you ever run a race like this?😳😀
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Day #44 Track Tuesday! ⚡️
A cold, wet, and windy morning for a run. Thank you @planorunningclub for all the company, this would have been mind numbing without seeing others. Also a shout out to Abby and Emily for doing the 1k repeats too.
1 mile warm up
12x1k meter repeat
10.25 miles avg. pace of 6’51”
Today felt like a long hump day, but Wednesday isn’t until tomorrow… Definitely had low-energy headed towards the gym tonight to get my hill workout in on the incline trainer. All said and done I mustered up 6 miles of hills in 45 minutes. Not too shabby, but it was definitely challenging for me today. Probably didn’t help that I didn’t have my normal rest day after my long run. Work out below.
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10 min warmup at 8:20/mi
10x hill repeats
- 1:00 at 5% incline at 6:31/mi
- 1:00 at 3% decline at 6:31/mi
- 1:00 at recovery at 8:20/mi
5 min cool down at 8:20/mi
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0 1213 minutes ago
A 5k a day... who am I kidding... I am 🥶🥶🥶! 3.1 on the struggle 🚌 after Saturday’s 15. Never could manage to warm up... but am SO thankful to get to run!
Oh... and Elsa... the COLD DOES bother me anyway!!! Now for food and🧖🏻♀️🧖🏻♀️🧖🏻♀️
What.a.day. I think the one thing that helped me get through was knowing that tomorrow I have a long run schedule to help me burn off today’s crazy.
The good news is, new inventory just hit my porch this morning and is now available for pre order. These leggings are going to sell out quick, come in two colors and are super comfortable. And helllooo, how sweaxy is this sports bra that is also available in smoky mauve?!? This just might be my favorite outfit so far and is available for pre order until this Friday, February 22, 2019 💁🏻♀️🛍 Link in profile to shop!
It’s a @therunfeed reunion! We went straight from RDU to run at Umstead, wearing the same shirt (by accident) and grinning the whole way. Had to force ourselves to stop talking so we could catch our breath. I love @lutternoodle more than cookies but @loafdurham cookies are lovable, too. I’m on a sugar high I love her I love running ok 🍪 AYB
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18 16804 hours ago
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26 405915 hours ago
NEW YORK MILES
4 easy and pain-free miles this morning, which has given me the biggest sigh of relief. After Saturday’s long run going pear-shaped I was really nervy about getting out today. Safe to say I am over the moon to be running with zero knee pain, made so much better by the fact these legs have now run in New York for the first time. .
I felt like the luckiest person in the world today. I could spend all day reflecting on that very notion but I’ve got New York to see. Staten Island, I’m coming for you!
16 55411 hours ago
“Every setback is an invitation to grow. To evolve. And come back better.”
I’m not a perfect athlete. Even as a coach myself.
Friday I set out to do my long run. I knew with a 13 hour drive I had to start early. & I knew this weekend I wasn’t going to be able to do 13 miles in the snow and ice.
So Friday I hopped on the treadmill at 5am (which was such a big accomplishment in itself for me 😂) ••
FAIL. My legs felt fine but I was having the worst cramps at mile 6. I cut it at mile 7.
I thought about how I didn’t do my long run all weekend. I can’t skip a long run at this point in training.
So yesterday through the 13 hour drive home all I could think about was my goals, why I was doing what I was doing, about the last 2 years of “setbacks” and how I am capable.
So last night at 8pm after the drive I hopped on the same treadmill and tried again. .
Watched the Bachelor, listened to my Spotify on commercials, took a gel when I needed it, and ran through every reason why I was on that treadmill.
Through vacations, life, the “real stuff”, the things that come up, the bad runs, the ups, the downs, whatever it is... remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.
And remember... it HAPPENS. .
Just get back up, lace the shoes, and try again.
13 237an hour ago
Reached 23.5mph today 👣 Get your photos posted in our account, apply for a feature visiting RunningFervor.com 👉🏼the link is in our bio: @RunningFervor
My goal, which is 24mph ain't easy! I've been at this for months now.. (📹: @iamluisbadillojr)