This past week was an awesome week of training. The first couple weeks started off a little rocky with an illness and some traveling, so it felt really great to finally settle in the groove this week. The temperatures were ridiculous early on in the week but I kept reminding myself of all the times I felt excited to wear shorts without a jacket in the spring.
These past few runs have started to feel more normal after dramatically changing my diet to try and heal some autoimmune symptoms. I am really appreciating the fact that this training plan doesn’t start speed work until week 5, so I have a couple more weeks of running slow before the hard work begins! Here is my marathon training recap for week 3.
Indianapolis Marathon Training Recap: Week 3
Monday, 7/2 – 4 miles
I started the week with a run instead of yoga and it felt pretty good! My normal running time is during lunch, which definitely made this run a little more challenging because the temperatures were in the 90s without a cloud in the sky. I finished the run slowly but had a great one!
Tuesday, 7/3 – Yoga
I got in such a great groove starting my week off with yoga these past few training cycles, and I definitely want to continue that. After an appointment in the morning it felt great to get in some yoga before getting back to work. I just can’t say enough about this routine and how helpful these poses have been for me.
Wednesday, 7/4 – 4 miles
There’s no better way to kick start a holiday than with a run! I (mistakenly) waited until lunch to head out for my run again and definitely paid the price. The temperature was even higher for this run! The heat felt suffocating at first, but once I got going it started to feel more manageable. These miles were slow ones again!
Thursday, 7/5 – 3 miles
I just can’t bring myself to break my routine, so I headed out for some midday miles again. I was really intentional about maintaining a positive mindset throughout this run, despite the heat, and it really helped. These miles went by quickly!
Friday, 7/6 – Strength Workout
My elbows were acting up again so I completed all my lower body strength moves and left out the upper body ones. I can definitely tell it’s been a while since I last completed any strengthening exercises! This workout felt more challenging than it used to, but that just makes me more excited to get stronger and back to completing the exercises with ease.
Saturday, 7/7 – 10 miles
I met my mom for the first double digit run of this training cycle! We ran on my favorite running trail and the weather was perfect. It was in the high 50s when we started and the humidity from earlier in the week was gone. This run went by really fast (even though we ran slow) and left me feeling great. I am excited to begin the steady increase in long run mileage throughout the next few months!
Sunday, 7/8 – Rest
The Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Chicago is coming up in less than 2 weeks now! Next weekend’s long run will be a bit of a cut back in order to save my legs and feel my best for the half marathon. Although I haven’t been training for this race specifically, I’m excited to mix up the routine and add an extra race to the season!
Previous Running Recaps:
- Indianapolis Marathon Training Recap: Week 2
- Indianapolis Marathon Training Recap: Week 1
- 25k Training Recaps
- NYC Marathon Training Recaps
- New York City Marathon Race Recap