NYC Marathon Training: Week 2

Happy Monday!


Week 2 of training for the NYC Marathon is over! A pretty good week – although the long run didn’t go as planned. But, I still ran a long run and didn’t skip it.

Training – Week 2:

Tuesday: 5K Steady run – 29:00

Wednesday: Running Assessment (2.5K treadmill run plus assorted exercises) – 16:00

Thursday: 3K Steady run  20:00

Sunday: 10K Long Run – 1:15

Total KM – 20.5

The steady runs were just that – steady. Nothing too crazy or spectacular to report. I just went out and ran. Wednesday was a running assessment, so that was informative. I was supposed to run a 6K on Thursday, but because I ran 2.5 K on Wednesday, I shortened the run to 3K – I did want to do more than that, but I kind of needed to go pee real bad (that and I had report cards).

The long run was done in Mississauga in the middle of a traveling weekend. We had our family reunion this weekend and I am very fortunate to have ran a LR in the middle of travelling and impending storms. I ran at my parents house and decided to run 4K loops in an area that was close by. I managed to get two full laps in before the dark storm clouds started really coming in. I could see the clouds building the entire time (one of the reasons I was running loops) and during my second 4K loop, they were heading in my direction. I wanted to switch up my route so that I was no more than 500m away from my parents, so I ran in my neighbourhood. But, 1K into that new route, the clouds were right over me and it started to sprinkle. So I packed it in at 10K. I was supposed to do 12K, but I did run for 1:15, which is longer than last week. When I made it upstairs to shower, I could see lightning and thunder. So I made it home just in time. I am not hardcore and do not run in thunderstorms. Rain – not a problem, but lightning is a no-go, especially when the storm is coming in my direction. Running the long run was no big deal – I ran it very slowly and took a water break after the 4K loops as it was mighty warm out. I focused on my running form, making sure I wasn’t over-striding and also not moving my hips around too much. I do have to say that when I corrected my form, I felt better!

This week is shaping up to be a busy week as I have another track meet this weekend and a bunch of other things on the go – plus, Max is home with us for the next two weeks. You can see on my plan, I have already scheduled runs around this weekend’s track meet, but it does look like I can get some 5-6K runs in during “free time”. It is scheduling that darn LR in that will be the trickier issue. But at least the temperatures are cool this week!

Have a fabulous Monday!

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  1. Kristi

    You are getting more running done than me! I am feeling very lazy lately. I think I should get an actual schedule going soon.
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      You had a busy spring in terms of running – so a bit of downtime is ok 🙂

      Are you running anything in September?

  2. Carmy

    Glad your training is going well! I keep skipping my cross training days and I feel terrible!
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Don’t feel terrible – but cross training is important 😉

  3. Heather @ GirlGoesRunning

    I’m a ‘no thank you’ runner as well when it comes to lightening…and ice storms in the winter. Great job on your runs this week!
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Ice storms are crazy too! I remember reading some southern bloggers posts on “winter running” with all their snow this year and I thought….no that is nothing. I fell on ice this year, so I’m a bit more cautious.

  4. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    I was always so blasé about lightning, but with that guy getting killed recently, I think I should take it more seriously. Smart move, not running in the storm!
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