Road to NYC: Marathon Training Week 2 Recap

So maybe week 3 is when I finally have a normal week. As part of my NYC Marathon training, I’ve been doing weekly recaps of my training. Last week marked the second of my 18 week training plan. I’m totally over the effects of my wisdom teeth surgery, and got the official word from my doctor that I’m good to go. Of course, I was running the week before for a bit, but nothing too strenuous.

My training plan called for 4/5/4/9. Because I’m still getting back into it after my June struggles, I wanted to take it a bit easy with the pacing. Additionally, we were supposed to head to the lake with some friends. I’ve learned that I will likely not do a run while on vacation, so I moved that to Friday before work. Because of that, my normal weekly 4/5/4 got shifted around, skipping the final four miles on Thursday. I still felt good about my runs. My paces were fairly good, and I felt strong during my nine mile long run Friday morning. I kept the pace right around 10/mile, finishing right on the mark. My goal for NYC is 4:30, and running 10/mile should easily get me there, with walking through some aid stations.

NYCM Week 2

I also managed some cross training on Monday. My poor bike, which I just bought at the beginning of April, hasn’t seen nearly enough action. Sometimes it taunts me, sitting there on the trainer. So I woke up early and managed to ride for about 45 minutes. I’d like to keep up with cross training, if for nothing else to give my muscles a break while maintaining my cardio. Cross training has many, many benefits; I’m working on a post for that soon. Another reason is that I don’t want to start 2015 with no cycling or swimming fitness; I want to hammer some sprint triathlons and work towards an Olympic, and I don’t want to be starting from scratch again. It’s hard to get to the pool, given it’s available either first thing in the morning or late at night. But I have to do it.

So there you have it, last week’s marathon training!

Marathon Training Totals
Weekly Runs: 3
Weekly Miles: 18
Total Runs: 5
Total Miles: 26

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