Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Los Angeles Marathon Training Recap, Week 1

In a couple months, I will join thousands other runners at Dodger Stadium for the Los Angeles Marathon. It will be my 6th race at that distance and my 3rd time running the full LA Marathon (<--read about my last time at this dance). Each week I will recap my training for it--the highs and lows. Although I've run a few marathons, this is my first time with a coach

  • Monday: Easy 3 miles to start the week and plan to warm-up for weight-lifting. Squats, deadlifts and box jumps--my favorite day! Jasyoga video: Booty Lock Mitigation (making pre-hab a priority this year, with rolling and/or yoga every day).
  • Tuesday: Workout Run. Easy 2 miles warm-up, followed by drills & 4X100 meter strides (adding drills and strides as prescribed by Coach Becki make me feel hardcore. Hee!). 4 x 2 minutes at 10k pace: 7:49,7:48, 7:42, 7:44. Easy 2 mile cool-down. Glute exercises for 20 minutes in the PM. 
  • Wednesday: Easy 4 miles warm-up for weight-lifting. Shoulder press, chest press and pull-ups. 
  • Thursday: Tempo Run. 2 mile warm-up, 3 miles at tempo (8:33,8:23,8:18), 2 mile cool-down. Jasyoga video: Hip Mobility Maintenance. 
  • Friday: 30 minutes tabata class, 1 hour Pilates, 1 hour TRX class. No running.
  • Saturday: Long Run. I moved my long run from Sunday because we went to a NYE party on Saturday and I did not want to run long on Sunday. Coach Becki said to run for 90 minutes and report back my distance and pace. I ended up running 10.1 miles at an average 8:54/mile--a bit too fast for a long run. I pushed myself because it was raining. And I was hungry. I earned my breakfast burrito. :)
  • Sunday: 30 minutes easy run (3.4 miles). We joined a gym (on Jan 1!) near our house. It's 1/2 mile jog or if you jaywalk, only a 1/4 mile from our front door. We went back in the evening to workout, so I tested out the treadmills and ran 2.1 bonus miles. 
Week 1 Miles: 35.6 miles
2017 Miles: 5.5 miles

(Not mentioned: my friend and training partner, Dani joins me when she can  and I spend 10-20 minutes before each run activating my glutes)

I joined Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC's Training Recap Link-up. Have fun reading other training journeys. :) 

1 comment:

  1. Nice - great work! Thank you for linking up - I think you're gonna have a great race :)