Last week was a fun week since we went on vacation to Orlando and I managed to get my workouts in. I can’t believe there’s just two more weeks until I run the Vernonia Marathon. It’s so close and I’m getting excited. Here’s what I did from Coach Dawn’s plan:Monday – Plan: Easy 5 w/ 5 x strides 10-15 seconds.
If you can get to a hill, or if on a treadmill, do 5 x 10 second hill sprints after warm up. Recovery around 2 min.
Actual: I got this done on the treadmill at the hotel while the kiddos and hubby went to the pool. I did the 5×10 sec sprints at 8% incline. Easy was ~6.6 mph at 1%. Felt fine overall. Wish there were fans on the treadmills here though…got hot quick.
Tuesday- Plan: Rest day. You can flip the 27th and 28th if you would rather do the ladder here and rest the 28th.
Actual: Rest day. Yay!Wednesday – Plan: 15 minutes easy
then 1-2-3-2-1-3 minutes fast with equal recovery
10-15 minutes easy
Actual: My legs were a little tired from doing a lot of walking the day before but got it done in the morning. Got in some drills afterwards.Thursday – Plan: 1 mile easy
5-6 miles 8:20-30
Actual: It was so much warmer than what I’m used to so it was a little harder but felt fine overall. I also did some drills afterwards.Friday – Plan: Easy 4-5 or rest. You can do this run here, or on Sunday, and then take Monday off. (if you run Sunday)
Last mile moderate pace.
Actual: Back in Oregon and ran 4 miles easy and 1 mile at moderate pace. Also, did a little core work afterwards.Saturday – Plan: Forest Park or Vernonia course
Pace target- 8:45 ish, adjusting it to effort level on hills.
Actual: I decided to run on the Vernonia course again. Felt great except on the really steep part at Tophill but other than that, it was an awesome run. According to Strava there was 630 ft elevation gain. I took two scoops of UCAN and had my usual nuun to hydrate during the run.
Sunday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.
Total miles = 35.91 miles. It was another great week. It was a little hard to run on vacation but I did it. 🙂 Things worked out well and I had a great 14 miler on Saturday. So thankful I’m feeling good and strong. Gotta thank Coach Dawn for helping me get to where I am! I also ran a good amount of March miles. This cycle was more about quality, not quantity but still seems like a lot of miles. I’m happy about how well this cycle has gone. Just two more weeks to go. 🙂
As for highlights of the rest of the week:I had fun going to all the Universal Studios’ Parks. We went to all three: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. There was tons to do and the boys had a blast.My favorite ride was Escape From Gringotts. I just loved the Harry Potter areas. Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade were awesome to visit.My two wizards had so much fun.I liked how they had a Mardi Gras parade. We got a lot of beads.Volcano Bay is their new water park. I enjoyed the wave pool and lazy river.I’ll end with Giordano’s pizza…so good deep dish pizza. I was surprised they had one in Orlando. The only other time I’ve had it was when I went to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon.
That pretty much wraps up my week. How’d your week go? Any races coming up?
I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Wendy of Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.
18 thoughts on “Vernonia Marathon Training Week 14 and Weekly Wrap (3/26-4/1)”
Great job getting in your workouts while on vacation! Looks like you had a strong week of running. And nice job with your March mileage!
Awesome week of running and nice mileage for the month of March!
Looks like a fun and productive week. I love how you manage to get everything in!
Thanks Wendy! It wasn’t too bad running while on vacation. 🙂
Great job getting your workouts in for the week while on vacation. Unless I am on a racecation I usually forgo my workouts. I have not been to Universal in ever, sounds fun!
Thanks Lacey! If I wasn’t in the middle of marathon training I probably would forgo my workouts. Still had a great Spring Break with the fam. Universal is a fun place! 🙂
Great job getting in your runs while on vacation! Looks like you had a great time in Orlando. 🙂
Thanks Clarinda! We had tons of fun! Miss being on vacation.
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face over that pizza . . .
That’s great that you were able to keep up your training while on vacation. Can’t be easy with the kiddos. It’s not too bad for me since I’m up earlier than my husband. 🙂
Holy hills, though!
Haha, best deep dish pizza I’ve had. Thanks Judy! It wasn’t that bad since I woke up earlier to get my runs done for most of the runs on the trip.
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Great work! It has to be a huge mental help to be able to practice training on the marathon course! Universal is definitely one of my favorite parks, we always have fun!
Thanks Janelle! It is nice to be close enough to practice training on the course. 🙂
Another great week! I’m excited for your marathon too! Looks like a fun time at Universal! I’ll be running RNR SF and will miss you because I remember how much fun it was running with you last year!
Thanks Sharon! I’ll miss running RnR SF this year with you!
Nice job with the training while on vacation! It’s been a few years since we’ve been to Universal. I have not heard of Volcano Bay. It’s looks like you had a blast with the family. Thanks for linking!
Thanks Holly! Volcano Bay is Universal’s newest park and I think it opened at the beginning of this year. It’s a nice one. Thanks for hosting the link up!