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Portland Marathon Training Week 6 – Workouts Recap (7/20-7/26) and Weekend Update

I finished week 6 of marathon training with my longest run ever, 15 miles! Woohoo! Felt pretty good, so I think training is going well. It’s been harder and harder waking up early to run though. I’m getting tired, especially on work days but I’ve managed to get it done. I ended up with 33 miles for the week.

Here’s what I did:

Monday – Cross Training Day. I decided to do P90X3 CVX. I like how this workout incorporates a weight with cardio.

Tuesday – Ran an early 4 miler.  Wednesday – 7 early morning miles before work.
Thursday – Rest Day. Traveled to Seattle. 
Friday – Had a nice 7 mile run.
Saturday – 15 early morning miles, my longest run so far! This was actually a pretty hilly run but I felt pretty good throughout. The hills were tough but manageable.  Sunday – Rest Day.

On to the weekend update. I went up north past Seattle to visit family. It was nice to get together and just relax at my parent’s place. We went on walks, had some ice cream, and watched some DVDs. The kiddos had fun. It was nice that they spent time with their cousins.


Can you spot the animal? I’m not sure what it was but my husband said it’s a nutria, also known as a river rat.

Something fell off, lol.

That was my week of workouts and weekend. How’d your week go?

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update. Be sure to check out the other blogs. 🙂

Portland Marathon Training Week 4 – Workouts Recap (7/6-7/12)

Training for my first marathon is still going well so far. This week’s long run wasn’t that long, I guess to get a break and have some time to recover for the increasing miles ahead. I’m still somewhat following Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Plan with a few tweaks.

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

Monday – Cross training day. I tried 21 Day Fix Extreme, The Fix Challenge for the first time. Oh my, it was a challenge and great workout! There’s 13 moves. You start with the first one and then keep adding one move each time until you get to the end and do all 13 moves. I liked it!Tuesday – Ran 3 miles.
Wednesday – 5 evening miles.  Thursday – I did Insanity Cardio Recovery. It’s a great recovery workout with good stretches but not easy. There’s lots of squats and lunges with pulses.
Friday – Ran 6 miles.  Saturday – Ran 9 miles.
Here’s a summary of what Hal Higdon’s plan had scheduled and what I did:

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Hal Higdon’s plan Cross 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m pace 9
What I did Cross 3 m run 5 m run Cross 6 m pace 9 Rest

How did last week go for you? Any races coming up? I’ll be pacing a half marathon on Saturday. It should be fun. Here’s to a great week ahead!

I’m linking up with Tuesdays on the Run – MCM Mama Runs, My No-Guilt Life, and Run the Great Wide Somewhere.

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?

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (6/1-6/7)

It’s Wednesday night and I’m just now posting last week’s workouts recap. It’s been a busy week. There’s only three more days until the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. It should be a fun one. I just checked the weather and the high in Seattle will be 72 deg and low of 51 deg. It should be great running weather. I think my training has gone well even if I didn’t follow a specific plan since my last half marathon last month. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak too. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 miles.Tuesday – Ran a fast 5 miles.  Wednesday – Two miles on the treadmill for National Running Day.  Thursday – I got some strength training in and did Focus T25’s Gamma Extreme Circuit. Then in the evening went for a run with a friend.  Friday – I continued the running streak and ran a mile with my lil guy.Saturday – Ran a nice and early 5 miles.Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak.  That’s my recap from last week. Once I’ve ran the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half marathon, I’ll start training for my first marathon. Do you know of a good marathon training plan? I’m not sure what plan I’ll follow yet. Well, hope you’re having a great week!

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (5/25-5/31)

Last week was the start of the Runner’s World Run Streak. I was able to go a week with running at least a mile a day. 🙂 But I’m getting excited for the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon next week. I’m not really following a set plan but here’s what I did:

Monday – Ran a loop by my neighborhood and it was 2.71 miles.Tuesday – Ran 5 miles before work.  Wednesday – Ran a mile.  Thursday – Got 3 miles on the treadmill.  Friday – Ran a mile with my lil guy and then did Focus T25 Ab Intervals.  

Saturday – 11 tough miles on the treadmill. I watched Prefontaine on Netflix which helped.Sunday- Ran a mile.  Also, last week ended the month of May and I ended up with another 100+ miles. I ran 110 miles. This is my fourth time ever to get 100+ miles in a month. I’m on a streak right now, with three month’s in a row. The only other time was last year in August. Maybe I’ll continue the streak? Below is my May running report from Smashrun.

How’s your training going? Hope you’re having a great week so far!

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (5/18-5/24)

I’m behind in posting my workout recap for last week, but better late than never. The Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon is coming up soon, only 17 more days to go. After the Portland Rock’n’Roll Half, I took it easy and didn’t run until Thursday. Here’s what I did:

Monday – Rest. I just did my #plankaday which I post on Twitter.

Tuesday – Rest. #plankaday and did 3 min for the first time in a while.
Wednesday – I did PiYo Sweat. It’s been I while since I did that one and had a great workout.Thursday – Ran 3 miles.  Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.Saturday –  Ran 11 miles on the treadmill. It’s tough running that long on a treadmill, but a treadmill run is better than no run. It’s the only way I can run with the kiddos at home.Also, the Runner’s World run streak is back and I’ve decided to participate again. It started on Memorial Day, May 25 and ends on the Fourth of July. I’ll be running at least one mile per day, everyday until then. Anyone else doing it with me? 🙂How’s your week going so far?

Last Week’s Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (4/13-4/19)

It was another busy week. It’s hard to follow the Nike Coach now that I’m working and don’t feel like working out or running after a 12 hour shift. It’s either I wake up early on the days that I work or I won’t get that workout in and it’s tough. I did get about 26 miles in last week so that’s not bad.
Here’s what I did:

Monday – Didn’t get run in.

Tuesday – Ran 3.8 miles on the treadmill.Wednesday – Didn’t get run in.

Thursday – Ran 7 miles. Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.  Saturday – I didn’t get the 12 miles in but got 10 miles on the treadmill. My longest run ever on the treadmill. It really helps to watch a show on the treadmill and I’ve just started watching Game Of Thrones. I’m still trying to catch up and am almost on Season 4.

How’d last week go for you? Have you seen Game of Thrones? Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Last Week’s Workouts Recap (11/3-11/9)

I had a decent week of workouts. I somewhat followed Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 Marathon Training Plan.

Monday was a scheduled rest day but I decided to do P90X3’s Dynamix which is a great dynamic stretching workout.


Tuesday was a three mile run.


Wednesday was a scheduled five mile run which I pushed until Thursday since that’s when my little guy has preschool. I decided to do Focus T25’s Speed 2.0 workout instead of the three mile run. My little guy joined me. 🙂IMG_9745.JPG

Thursday was the 5 mile run.IMG_9772.JPG

Friday was rest day.

Saturday was another rest day since my Parent’s were in town, so I wasn’t able to get any cross training in.

Sunday was long run day, nine miles.IMG_9859.JPG

I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Earlier I was thinking I could follow Hal Higdon’s Marathon training plan just for fun to see if I could really run further since the longest distance I’ve ran is a half marathon. But now I’m thinking I should take a little break from running. I think I’m going to attempt Insanity – the Asylum workouts and maybe incorporate a run here and there. I want to increase my fitness level. This 30-day program includes drills to maximize speed, coordination, agility, and power. I’ve done the regular Insanity program, a while back and liked it! Asylum is supposed to be much harder, so wish me luck. If it’s too much, my backup will be to do Insanity again or some sort of hybrid until Shaun T’s newest program Insanity: Max 30 comes out in December.

How’d your week go? Do you like to incorporate other workout progams while running?


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