While this is technically the first week of my training plan for the St. George Marathon, the first scheduled run doesn’t happen until Saturday. However, I’m hoping to get in some good mileage leading up to the weekend.
After getting off to a good start last Tuesday & Wednesday, I turned into a lazy bum the remainder of the week. The only real positive is that I got in 4 solid days of cross training activities, including 2 upper body workouts, 2 leg workouts, and 2 abdominal workouts.
I also mapped out my weekly cross training schedule for St George training…
My goal is to get in 15 to 20 minutes of cross training each day until race week. Now that training has officially begun, there can be no more lazy days off from running or cross training!!
This morning I got in a solid 6-miles at 9:00 pace in very thick and humid conditions on the Harpeth River Greenway. My legs felt fresh after several days off, but I tried to keep the pace extremely chill…
Even though my first scheduled run is not until Saturday, my plan this week is for 8-easy on Tue, 6-easy on Wed, 6 to 8-speed on Thu, Off on Fri, and the fun begins on Sat!!
In addition to the run, I also got in the following cross-training exercises with Olivia:
- Balance Lunge (25 each leg)
- Calf-Raise Squat (25 reps with 20lb dumbbells)
- Reverse-Grip Chinup (8 reps)
- Super Skaters (25 each leg)
- Wall Squat w Ball (1-minute)
- Wide-Front Pull-Up (8 reps)
- Step-Back Lunge (15 each leg with 15lb dumbbells)
- Deadlift Squats (20 each leg)
- Switch-Grip Pull-Ups (8 reps)
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by Linkin Park
“I dare you to train for a marathon, and not have it change your life.”