Friday, May 30, 2014

St George Marathon Training Week #2 Review

And just like that, week 2 was done, and now I'm in the middle/end of week 3.

Because I had already been running close to 40 mpw, the first two weeks felt kind of easy, with the exception of the 14 miler. I have not been running long, so whenever I get past 12 miles, I can feel the shallow base I have from taking a 7 month running hiatus.

The same little aches and pains exist that I had before I was pregnant. My left leg/hip continues to be an asshole. It's like all that time off did shit shinola. Clearly, whatever irks my leg is biomechanical.

Also, this week I decided to start taking calcium supplements because the monthly witch has yet to show her face (lactational amenorrhea). Better safe than sorry (really don't want to be sidelined with an sfx).

Anyway.

In case you care to see it, here is my training log

Monday
Rest

Tuesday
Plan: 7 miles @ 9:30
Actual: 7 miles @ 8:54
I ran around my work neighborhood which is hilly (goes down then up, which is not as fun as up then down). Because I'm nursing, anything more than 4 miles requires carrying hydration. I got through an entire 20 ounce bottle.

Wednesday
Rest

Thursday
Plan: 6 miles, with 3x1mi at 7:32
Actual: Probably something similar to the above. I don't remember all the details because I was on the treadmill messing around with inclines and speeds a bit so I didn't bore myself to death. Total, 6 miles @ 8:26.

Friday
Rest (swapped with Sat)

Saturday
Plan: 6 mi @ 9:30
Actual: 6 @ 9:16
I swapped Friday for Saturday so I didn't have to run at work. Not sure how long I'll be able to do this as the midweek runs get longer.

Sunday
Plan: 14 @ 9:30
Actual: 14 @ 9:09
Went OK, but, man, am I ever going through water. Sure, it got a little toasty (like 72 at the end) but normally (meaning pre-baby, pre-food truck status) all I need is about 20 ounces of fluid. I drank 40. Luckily my routes have plenty of water fountains but I'm thinking when I get to 18 I might try on the big guns - my Nathan hydration vest that holds 70 ounces.

Total miles: 33.03

Another cool thing to note about the Garmin 220, it has some snazzy technology to determine your cadence! Now, I suspected I had a really high cadence, mostly because my legs are short and the only way I can get faster is if I speed up my turn over. My average cadence has been around 185. I am digging this new feature, and the bluetooth upload to the mobile app.

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