Monday, July 21, 2014
Perseverance - 10 MILES!!!
Happy Monday!!! Who's feeling marvelous???!!!

MiMM MIMM #77 A Very Grateful Thanksgiving <3

I know, it's Monday and we all want to be on vacation, but since we all can't be sitting with our feet up at the beach drinking our amazing freshly brewed cup of coffee leisurely watching the sunrise, let's just agree to make this an amazing week. Ok? It is going to be a crazy one here, so I am just going to roll with things and try to stay on task. That will be an accomplishment all on its own.

Thank you all for the well wishes on the marathon Tony and I signed up for. We are both super excited and super nervous. Don't worry, we are playing it safe and there are full rest days built into our plan. I was really happy with how well we recovered from the 9 miles last Saturday. I swear the humidity and dew point are the hardest parts to get through with these summer runs. I've done a lot of reading on running in humidity and the hardest part for me is regulating my water intake on those super humid runs. I don't really feel like I'm sweating until we start to walk for a minute. Then, I don't want to chug my water because I don't want to cramp. So, I'm working on drinking more, but not too much. There's no strict rule since we are all different and sweat at different rates. So, I just need to play around with it to see what works for me.

Here's the breakdown from last week…

Monday - HIIT/heavy lifting leg training
Tuesday - 6.2 miles at Suwanee Greenway/taught boot camp
Wednesday - upper body strength training/yoga
Thursday - HIIT/taught boot camp
Friday - 4 miles Gary Pirkle Park (Hit a PR too!!! Felt amazing!!!)/body weight leg training
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 10 miles!!!/heavy stretching

Ok, leg day…that's a hard one to build in with this training. Experienced marathoners/trainers, I will gladly take feed bake on this! I imagine as time goes on, my leg day will be more functional than actually lifting heavy. I played around with the leg press on Monday for fun doing different feet positions and man, my booty was screaming for mercy on the run on Tuesday. It's hard for me because I love to lift, but I also love to run. I have to remember that I've got a different goal for awhile and the heavy leg days are probably done for the next couple of months.

The 10 miles felt great! We ran it on the treadmill due to the weather. It was entertaining since I watched Dirty Dancing and well, the music is fun in that movie, so I was feeling good through the run. I hit a speed PR for a distance run! That felt amazing. My IT band did get pretty tight at mile 8 this time. It happened last week too. It was good after I stretched it, but it was frustrating. I think I need to spend more time with my yoga again. I haven't been teaching it during the summer and I think I need to get back to doing it more often. It just really helps keep things strong and limber.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 6:30 AM  
  • At July 21, 2014 at 8:24 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    I think that when you start training for a distance race, your leg workouts will tend to change. Mind you, I've only trained for half marathons so far but I find that when I'm hitting that type of training, I have to switch gears with my leg workouts. My focus becomes the race not so much heavy lifting so it's more of a maintenance thing where I focus a greater deal on hamstrings, glutes and hips.

  • At July 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    You are way too cheerful for a Monday. ;)

    I'm so impressed with anyone who can do mileage on treadmill. I heard the weather was nasty in ATL though! Did you carry the watermelon after?

  • At July 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    i don't know how you do it all! but you did! and on the treadmill? that's mentally tough.

  • At July 21, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Blogger Jolene said…

    On the MILL?! holy cow, I give you even more credit my friends!! Amazing. You two will do awesome. As for the leg workouts, I think for me, if I were doing it, I would space them far out or even skip a week in between and lay off that area a bit to keep your legs fresh. But I have no true idea what's best since I haven't run a marathon. Just my two cents for what I might do if it were me! xo!

  • At August 2, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Blogger carol said…

    Be glad you have gone dairy free. When I found out about the harsh treatment of the calves that are considered waste from keeping dairy cows constantly pregnant, I questioned dairy. When I found out consuming any dairy at all participates in that veal industry I quit dairy altogether. It appears now that kindness first and selfishness last is actually good for my health. Mary Tyler Moore did a video on this for Farm Sanctuary. It is not as hard to watch as others and I recommend it to anyone who is curious about how they are treated. It will make it more meaningful to you to be off dairy. You have a good blog!

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