Week 3 Boston Marathon Training

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Week 3 Training

I feel like I have been playing catch up with my training and I’m finally where I need to be. The first week of training was only 17 miles, then 23, and now 28 for this past week. Ideally I only want to increase mileage by 10% each week, which I think I will begin to follow moving forward.

I am enjoying my runs and loving this journey. My favorite part is breakfast after a long Saturday morning run. There’s nothing better than replenishing my glycogen stores with lots of carbs!

Sunday: 7 mile hike

Potato Chip Rock hike with RaRa! Check out her recent blog post, Reset. It’s important to reflect, refocus, and reset once in a while.

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Monday: Speed Work
Run details: 5.5m, 47:59, 8:43/mi

2 mile warm up
4 x {800m at 1/2 marathon pace, 90 sec jog}
1 mile cool down

Tuesday: 8 mile easy run
Run details: 8m, 1:16:15, 9:31/mi
Location: Lake Hodges (East Via Rancho Pkwy and Sunset Dr in Escondido, Ca)

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Wednesday: Swim
Swim details: 1m, 39:34

5×100 free
12×25 up and outs
500 free (200 easy, 100 sprint, 5 sec rest, 200 easy)

This workout was challenging. I couldn’t have done it without my friend Mattea, who is an amazing swimmer and teacher. I was able to fix my form and work on my breathing. My shoulders and lats have never felt so sore.

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Thursday: Tempo Run & Indoor Soccer
Run details: 3m, 26:20, 8:46/mi

(On the treadmill)
1 mile warm up
1 mile race pace (8:30)
1 mile cool down

1 hour of indoor soccer – This may not seem intense to some, but if you have played indoor soccer you understand the face paced nature of it and the constant running involved. Soccer is my first love and something I’ll never stop playing.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 11.5 mile
Run details: 11.5m, 1:45:15, 9:09/mi

My must-haves on every long run:
Watch: Garmin Forerunner 220
Shoes: Nike Pegasus 32
Socks: Stance Run Calf Compression Socks
Fancy Pack: Amphipod with a 16oz water bottle
Fuel: Clif Shot Bloks

TOTAL MILES:  28 miles

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WEEK 4 TRAINING PLAN

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Run
Tuesday: Run
Wednesday: Cross Training – Cycling, Lifting, Boxing, or Swimming
Thursday: Run & Indoor Soccer
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Long run
Goal Weekly Mileage: 31 miles

Keep up with my Boston Training Plan

Week 1 Training Plan
Week 2 Training Plan

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7 Comments

Courteney

Awesome job girl. That sounds like a super tough pool workout….I just love the feeling of my arms and back when I get out of the pool…kind of like my legs after a long run! Keep up the great work!

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fitandyy@gmail.com

It was theee hardest workout, especially because I haven’t swam in over a year! I agree though, I am craving that kinda soreness again. Any upcoming races for you?

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