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!