Happy Fourth of July! I will be taking a much-needed rest day from marathon training and going to a Chicago Cubs game today.
Week 3 was a much better marathon training period than the previous two weeks, and I finally feel like I’m making progress. I tracked my meals every day this week, which I consider a win! I am using the My Fitness Pal app, which syncs with my Garmin. Using the app has kept me accountable and opened my eyes to how much fat I have been consuming (and how much more protein I need).
Here’s how Week 3 went down:
Monday: Rest day.
Thursday: 2 miles, including a short jog with our dogs.
Friday: I went outside to run but decided against it. My calf was tight and I had 8 miles to run the next day, so I decided against it.
Saturday: 8 miles at group marathon training. I stayed with the 10:30 pace group despite being assigned to 10 minute pace group. It worked out well because it was my first time running more than 3 miles since my half-marathon.
Sunday: Stand-up paddleboard yoga class. I have wanted to try this for a year. Graham and I originally had an important appointment for Sunday, and I didn’t plan to work out at all, but sadly our appointment was rescheduled. A full recap of my experience is coming to the blog this week!
Yoga Minutes: 90
I really want to get back into yoga in the studio — or on the water! Lately I practice a bit at home but it’s nothing like being in a class and being led by a fellow teacher.
I’m happy that:
- I ran a decent amount of miles this week.
- I made it to group training at 7 a.m. on a Saturday. I don’t think I made it to any of the early sessions last round and waking up early is a huge struggle for me.
- The weather this week was perfect! Chicago decided to cool off a little after weeks of heat and humidity.
I usually prefer to run long distances by myself, but I actually enjoyed running with a group. It’s nice to chat with people vs. listening to music for a change. And group training is a great way to meet fellow runners. Have you ever participated in a group training or team?
Previous marathon training recaps:
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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