Week 4 Marathon Training

Today was an 8 mile (long, slow) run to finish up week 4 of marathon training. I did 4:1 jog:run intervals while watching Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, on Netflix. I have to admit that’s one of my all-time favorite movies. Don’t judge ;)

Here’s how the week went:

Run summary March 2nd - 8th, 2015

  • Monday: Easy/Recovery Run
  • Tuesday: Cross-training Easy Run
  • Wednesday: Speed intervals
  • Thursday: Easy Run
  • Friday: Hills
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Long, slow Run

If you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that I’ve slowed down a bit. This hasn’t really been intentional – it’s a result of being up a few pounds this week. Not only have I been feeling sluggish and just overall “bleh,” but my IBS has been horrible this week as well. Isn’t it something how just a few poor choices can really affect your system?!

So as of today there will be no more late night (Cookie Crisp) cereal binges, no more entire bags of microwave popcorn, no more Buffalo Pretzel Shells (man, those things are like crack!), and basically no more munching after 8pm. And I will start tracking everything again. I will share my food logs here, as boring as they may be ;) because I know that I make better choices when I have to be accountable for them.

4 thoughts on “Week 4 Marathon Training

  1. I hear you about the eating! This last week, Girl Scout Cookies and fried pub food and beer were my indulgences. I really felt it on Saturday during my long run. Ugh. This week, I’m determined to focus on nutrition, especially since we have a 12-mile long run coming up this weekend! Have a great week of training and I hope your tummy is back to normal!

  2. What you eat can totally make the difference. Although, if you actually took a rest day that might help.

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