Week three marathon training, CHECK!

Hey! Hope your Tuesday was happy.

I can’t believe that today was the start of my 4th week of training. ย Where does the time go!?

Struggles:

* Time management– I hit the snooze button a few times this past week which meant that my runs were hurried, stretch sesh was miniscule, and breakfast was rushed/brought to work with me.

Goal this week: Give myself more time in the morning to stretch, eat, and recover instead of rushing off to work. ย I think packing my lunch & snack at night will help. ย Also, I will set my running clothes out the night before so I don’t lag as much at the crack of dawn.

*Poor hydration- Wicked headache around 10 AM ?? Oh ya, I forgot to drink water!

Goal this week: Bring my Nuun to work with me & start drinking a full glass of water when I get back from my run.

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Sometimes I get fancy & have “spa water” at work.

Progress:

*Week 3 was challenging, but I learned a lot and I ended the week with a sweet PR at an awesome new race. ย You can read the recap here. ย I was overjoyed when I saw the official race results last night. ย 53 minutes & 8th out of 177 in my age category. ย For me, this is pretty exciting, considering I was running 9-10 minute miles this time last year! It also motivates me to keep training, keep waking up early, and to keep my chin up when all I really want to do is whine.

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Favorite meal of the week:

This one was just too easy…

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Burrito Bowls!

Today’s training:

Another 3 miles (my training schedule has a ton of 3 mile runs the first 5 weeks)

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Inspiration Station:

To celebrate my success & inspire me to keep going,ย I treated myself with these babies

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I LOVE NIKE!

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What are some of your time management techniques?

Do you like getting new workout gear?

Best thing you ate lately?

XO,

CS

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9 thoughts on “Week three marathon training, CHECK!

  1. I’m so proud of you! Amazing progress! The past few days have been tough here in town, there is a huge sense of loss, helplessness and grief. Kind of like walking through fog. One thing I know for sure….. be grateful for every minute! You never know how many minutes you have left. xxoxoxo

  2. 3 weeks in the books…BOOM goes the dynamite! Oh, bitchslap that snooze button. Best thing is to stick to your regimin no matter what.

    Those are some fresh pants. Def wish I could pull those off, but alas I’m a dude and people would be scared.

    1. HAHAH!!!! I will now hear “bitchslap that snooze button!” when I am tempted to push it in the morning! I think men should have more fun workout pants options ๐Ÿ˜‰ neon is the new black!

      1. So what you’re saying is that I’m the first thing you’ll think of in the morning…awwww. JK, JK!

        I get strange looks when I wear black ones w/o shorts over. Not sure I could pull off neon.

  3. Great job! I’m with you on forgetting to drink water after a run. I need to get better at that too. Also, I love neon colored running gear ALMOST as much as I love running itself, so those pants are amazing.

    1. Ah yes, water is SO SO important! Especially after sweating our booties off. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a sucker for crazy workout pants and things most people find hideous haha! Glad you and I have the same taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I am very luck in the respect of I don’t have a ton I need to manage with my time; however, I try to prioritize and wake up early to run.
    I love getting new gear! Especially new sports bras/tops … you can’t have enough of either!
    Hmm … I’m on an oatmeal kick right now, so probably some of the oatmeal I’ve been eating. It is so good.
    I am right there with you on the hydration … and fueling before a run.

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