Week 11 Boston Marathon Training

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WEEK 11 Training

Sunday: Rest

Monday: Rest

I had my physiology midterm today. I was stressed all weekend trying to balance running, relaxing, and studying. The struggle continues!

Tuesday: 6m easy on treadmill
Run details: 50:09

Ran on treadmill at my gym. 2.5 miles before teaching my Burn class and 3.5 miles after.

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Wednesday: Rest

I had another midterm today. Lately, I have only been sleeping 6-7 hrs a night and it has been affecting me. Good thing spring break is next week!!

Thursday: 9m speed work + HIIT 

3 mile warm up
8 x 100meter sprint, 100 easy (fartleks)
4 x 800 @10k pace, 400 easy
2 mile cool down

HIIT workout:

Triple Threat (10 jumping jacks, 10 burpees, 10 pushups –> 9 jumping jacks, 10 burpees, 10 pushups –> all the way down to 1 jumping jack, 1 burpee, 1 pushup)
Cloth drags with hands
Ball Slams
Wall Balls with MB
Lunges with plate OH

Friday: 20 min strength training + ART appointment 

Sled push/pull
TRX ab tucks
Sledge hammer
Lunges with plate OH
Push ups

Saturday: Rest aka adventure with the hubs!

We found this secret swing on UCSD campus. It’s near Expedition Way and Downwind Dr.

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The night before my long runs I keep my dinner simple: 1/2 cup whole grains, 3-4oz lean protein, 1 cup steamed vegetables. I plan to continue eating similar dinners the night before and the same breakfast each morning before a long run.

Whole grains: brown rice
Lean protein: shrimp seasoned with lime juice, cilantro, garlic power, and salt.

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Sunday: 20 mile with Russell at Mission Bay
Run details: 20m, 2:52:57, 8:38/mi

I felt so strong on this run!! It showed me how ready I am for Boston.

And I know it’s weird I am adding an extra day to my week to include this 20 miler, but it was supposed to be on Saturday.

Total Miles: 35 miles

Post run breakfast after my 20 miler prepared the minute I walked in the door by Joey. Sweet potato hash, 2 open faced english muffin sandwich, 1 cup of fruit, and a kale smoothie. I drank tons of water and gatorade to replenish electrocytes.

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SUMMARY OF WEEK 11 TRAINING

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 6m easy run
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 9m speed work + HIIT
Friday: Strength training
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 20m long run

Total: 35m 

MY BOSTON TRAINING PLAN

Week 1 Training Plan
Week 2 Training Plan
Week 3 Training Plan
Week 4 Training Plan
Week 5 Training Plan
Week 6 Training Plan
Week 7 Training Plan

Week 8 Training Plan
Week 9 Training Plan
Week 10 Training Plan

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5 Comments

Kate

Eggs and a green smoothie are my go-to post long run eats. It’s exactly what my body craves and I feel like it’s the perfect balance of everything I need. Although I’m usually starving like 2 hours later and have to eat again. Haha!

Nice work this week! I can’t believe we’re getting so close! AHH! SO EXCITING!

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fitandyy@gmail.com

The amount of food I have eaten during training has been crazy!! Around mile 4/5 on a long run I am already thinking about what I’m going to have for breakfast. Can’t go wrong with eggs and a green smoothie.

Soooo close! See you in Boston Kate :)

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