Week 3 of MDI marathon training is in the books! Had a set back at the end of the week, but I learned from it, and now I’m ready to get on to week 4 🙂
AM: Abs dvd (the same as last week) and a 10-minute arms workout. Holy crap, my triceps/biceps felt the burn!
PM: Abs dvd—I know I’m overworking, but it feels so good!
AM: a sweaty 3 mile run.
AM: Abs dvd, arms/shoulders workout.
PM: Holy hill training. It was a nice night, so we opted for some outdoor strength training/extra running over the gym.
10 minute warmup
Sprint x5 uphill, jog downhill
Cooldown 5 minute jog/walk
unfortunately, hills are very rare here in southeastern Virginia, but the Yorktown waterfront has some pretty steep ones. We waited until after rush-hour, then headed down. The picture doesn’t give do the steepness of the hill justice, you’ll just have to trust me on this one, but it was a 0.1 mile beast. The first three uphills were challenging but good, the final two were just torture. Excited for this workout in the future.
Total mileage: 2.4 miles.
Thursday: skipped the early morning run in favor of sleep and study time since I had a test that night. I did do an abs workout though.
Friday: see this post as to why I missed this workout.
Saturday: a brick! 12 miles on the bike, followed by 1 mile run. Felt pretty good for the late morning in the scorching sun. So now I have a goal for my tri in August (it’s a 12 mile bike ride). I would like to shave at least 5 minutes off my time. T think’s more is possible especially if I get over my fear of going fast downhill. We’ll see!
Sunday: a failed 6-miler, only did 3 miles. Recouped most of the day today, and now I feel back to normal.