Category: Marathon training

Portland Marathon Training Week 3 – Workouts Recap and Weekend Update

I’d say week 3 of Portland Marathon Training went well. I got my scheduled runs in and on July 4th, I completed the Runner’s World Summer Run Streak. Woohoo! 41 days of running at least a mile of day completed! That is my longest run streak ever! The last one I did ended at 37 days. IMG_5367

Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran a mile and then did Insanity Max:30 Cardio Challenge. Had a great sweat session and maxed out at 17:32.Tuesday – Ran 3 miles.
Wednesday – Ran 6 miles.  Thursday – Ran a mile to continue the run streak and then did P90X3 Dynamix. This is a great recovery workout with dynamic exercises/stretches.
Friday – Ran 6 or so miles. My GPS was wacky that day on my Garmin. Not sure what happened there, but it was a first and of course it happens when I go a different route. Strava had me at 6.8 miles.  Saturday – Ran 9 early morning miles outside before hubby went to work and then finished with 3 miles on the treadmill for 12 miles total. Saturday marked the end of the Runner’s World Run Streak and I feel somewhat relieved that it’s over lol. I like rest days.
  
Sunday – Rest day

Now onto the weekend update, here are the highlights.

On Friday, I took the kiddos to the movies and we watched Inside Out. I thought it was a cute one. It had me laughing at parts and the kiddos enjoyed it.Saturday was July 4th so the kiddos had fun with some fireworks. It would have been fun to go watch a big show, but I had to work on Sunday. My kiddos enjoyed the smoke bombs and sparklers we got them.   How’d your weekend go? See any good movies lately?

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

Running 'n' Reading

Portland Marathon Training Week 2 – Last Week’s Workouts (6/22-6/28) and Weekend Update

It was a good week of workouts. I’m still mostly following Hal Higdon’s intermediate 1 marathon training plan with DVD workouts on some days. It was week 4 on that plan. I’m also continuing the Runner’s World Run Streak. There’s one more week left since it ends on July 4th. Woohoo!

Here’s what last week’s of workouts looked like:

Monday – Ran a mile to continue the streak and then did Focus T25 Total Body Circuit.
  

Tuesday – Ran three miles.Wednesday – Had a nice early morning 6 miler.  Thursday – Ran a mile and then did Insanity Max: 30 Pulse and Ab Attack. It was my first time doing both. Pulse is a great recovery day workout and Ab Attack was good too except there was some of the same moves from Pulse.

Friday – Ran a nice 6 miles.


Saturday – Ran 7 miles before hubby went to work and then ran 4 miles on the treadmill to get my 11 mile total.

Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak for day 35 of the #RWRunStreak.

Now on to the weekend update. On Friday, my hubby and I celebrated 11 years together. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long already. This is not a recent pic but I like it. 🙂


On Saturday, the highlight of the day was my seven year old getting his Warrior Junior’s brown belt. He did a great job!

 Sunday is a work day for me, so nothing exciting on that day. I did get some episodes in this weekend of Orange Is the New Black.

How’d your weekend go? Did you race?

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

Running 'n' Reading

Portland Marathon Training Week 1 – Last Week’s Workouts (6/15-6/21)

It’s begun! I’ve started training for the Portland Marathon. I guess I’m a little late to the program since most training plans are 18 weeks long. Last week was 16 weeks away. But I’ve decided to go with a modified Hal Higdon training plan. I liked using his plans while training for my many of my half marathons. I’ve ran eleven halves now. I’ll be adding Beachbody DVDs along with the plan. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak until July 4th.

Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran a mile to continue the #RWRunStreak. I still wanted to take it easy after the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon.

Tuesday – Ran another mile.Wednesday – I would say I officially started my marathon training. Ran 5 miles.  Thursday – Ran a mile. I then did Insanity Core Cardio and Balance. I thought it was a good one to do since it’s the workout done during the recovery week of the Insanity program. My kiddos jumped in for a little bit.
Friday – Ran five miles.  Saturday – 8 miler.  Sunday – 1 mile to continue the #RWRunStreak.  That was my week of workouts.  Even though the Portland Marathon is still a ways away, I’m nervous about it. I still need to figure out how I’m going to be able to do my long runs on Saturday having the kiddos and all while my hubby works. I’ll figure it out.

How’d your week go? Any race plans?