In case the title didn’t give it away, I’ve officially made it to marathon week. In 6 days I’ll be running my second 26.2 in New Orleans.
It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around this fact and I’m pretty sure I’m in some sort of denial. I have zero nerves right now (they’ll probably kick in Saturday) and I haven’t even given much thought to race weekend logistics (which includes not having a clue what I’m wearing).
I have a pretty laissez faire attitude towards this race which is the exact opposite of how I was during my first marathon four months ago. I pulled up my recap from the last week of my Marine Corps Marathon training and was amused to see such a difference in attitudes. My nerves were pretty darn apparent in the week leading up to the MCM.
This weekend my running girls and I got together for our last long(ish) run. I say ‘ish’ since it was only 10 miles. Despite being cold and windy, we had a great run. I’m so proud of us for making it to the end of training and I’m especially excited for my friend Lorena who will be rocking her first marathon – EEK!!
I’m linking up with Kat from Sneakers and Fingerpaints to bring you my weekly workout roundup.
Monday: 3 mile run, weights (biceps, triceps, deltoids), and I attempted a 15-1 WOD of jumping squats, pushups, leg raises; however, I only made it down to 10 in 12:12 which is 75 total reps each. #OUCH
Tuesday: Cycling 15.91 miles in one hour, 86 pushups
Wednesday: 7 miles tempo run, kettlebell workout
Thursday: 100 pushups, jump roped for the first time since I was a kid – hello calf pain
Friday: 4.08 miles, 120 pushups
Saturday: 10 mile run, yoga
Sunday: 130 pushups
Whew. Even though I had reduced running miles, I actually feel pretty proud of my workouts last week. I tried a few new things (WODs and jump roping) that I’m excited to work into my regular routine. I’m also pretty darn pleased on the pushup front. I did a total of 511 pushups last week!!
It’s been really nice to have support from the ladies behind the #nogirlypushup challenge. I made it to week 6 day 1 of the 100 Pushup program – the final week. If you remember from the 100 pushup fail post this was the furthest day I got to before quitting. I’m feeling really good so far and am looking forward to completing the program.
As far as my workouts go this week, I’m really going to take it easy. I’m going to finish out the pushup challenge but I’m not going to do any weights workouts or anything else that would tax my muscles. I want to make sure to be as fresh as possible for next Sunday. So here’s hoping I stick with that plan.
Question: Do you do anything special during race week?