Saturday, June 19, 2010

End of Marathon Training Week 2

Today I did a bit of cross training sans legs. Least week I thought it would be smart to do a leg workout the day before the hilliest and most difficult 12k course in the area. SMART. It took my legs 6 days to recover from that run and I am pretty sure it is due to the squats and lunges, leg presses and hamstring curls that I punished my legs with.

It was pouring down rain this morning so I was so glad I got my 10 miles in yesterday. LB and I lounged around the house until I could take it no more. We headed to the YMCA. I warmed up with a 2.5 mile bike ride set on level 10. That was pretty tough and then I headed to the weight room. I spent about 40 minutes doing a good upper body workout. Followed by Ab Ripper P90x and Jillian’s 30 Day Shred at home.

Tomorrow is a rest day. I think I will be able to do that. Given that next weekend is the half my marathon training plan is shifted somewhat. Monday will now be a run day making Tue and Wed also run days. Leaving Thursday a cross train day and Friday a rest day. It all works out well in the placement on the Marathon Training Plan. I am super excited to be ending week 2 of Marathon 2 training! 16 weeks to go! Am I crazy for looking forward to 10/10/10? Why can’t I just look forward to summer? We haven’t even started summer around here! One day at a time, one thing at a time.

Today I am grateful for:

Making it through the day. LB is asleep about an hour earlier than usual and I am about to settle in with a book. I’m not thinking about the 5 AM wake up call due to the earlier bed time.

A sweet chance to win some cool Ryder sunglasses from Tricia over at Endurance Isn’t Only Physical HERE. And check out my dorky picture in her post HERE. =)


  1. It's crazy that that we trained together and I still have not run my marathon and you are on your 2nd. Nice! Sounds like a wonderful day! Way to go on week 2.

  2. Nice job, Amanda. Enjoy some rest!

  3. Week 2 DONE! before you know it you will be on the Flip Side of Portland. I am excited to do some training runs with you. Intervals with Tall Mom on my lunch hour? Hmmmmm?

  4. I feel ya on the looking forward to 10-10-10. I forgot we even had a summer :D


You're pretty much awesome!!


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