Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Los Angeles Marathon Training Recap, Week 4

Marching with my Mom - 1/21/17
I've decided I definitely prefer training for a fall marathon. I'll take the summer heat and light over winter cold and dark. It's a lot easier to get dressed in the early morning for a pre-work run. And as far as I know, there is no added benefit to running in the cold as there is to running in the heat (See: Summer Training = Fast Fall Racing). On the other hand, I'm just happy that I get the opportunity to run on cold and rainy days--It seems like I turned the corner with my injury scare. :)

  • Monday: Cycle class + weight-training (lower body-PR'd squats and deadlift!) + box jumps; Physical therapy exercises
  • Tuesday: Speedwork on the elliptical (15 min w/u, 6 x 3 mins Hard/3 mins easy, 10 minutes c/d). The elliptical is where semi-injured runners go to die.
  • Wednesday: 45 min easy run. Yay, running! No pain.
  • Thursday: 30 min easy run + drills; Physical therapy exercises
  • Friday: 30 minute Tabata class: sandbell edition
  • Saturday: Women's March in Riverside, CA :) ; 40 min elliptical; Physical therapy exercises
  • Sunday: 2 hour long run (13.29 rainy miles)
Week 4 Miles: 21.1 miles
2017 Miles: 59.1 miles

(I'm a bit behind in the pursuit of my goal to run 2,017 miles in 2017 but I know as I get stronger and start building my base for the Chicago Marathon the miles will catch up.)

See the training link up on Eat Pray Run DC HERE.


  1. Just found your blog! Looks like a great week of training!

  2. SOOOO great to meet you this weekend, friend! Hope you had safe travels home and enjoyed barre!