Marathon Training: Week Two

Another pretty easy week.  What I’ve noticed that’s a bit tough is not the intensity of the workouts, but the overall number of them.   I had been used to training less often, but doing longer workouts.  Since the marathon training started, I’m having to treat the running sessions as their own separate workouts.  And after all the other shit I have going on in my life – including my drumming woodshed time – it’s been a little fatiguing trying to juggle it all… which is why I’ve welcomed the shorter runs and have allowed my body to acclimate to the increase in volume by not increasing the intensity too much.

So far, so good.  Had a light hamstring issue this week, but it didn’t affect me at all while running.  Have no idea what prompted it.  But I’m guessing that these minor aches and pains that I’ll be working through will be part of the price of admission to marathon land for someone who’s trashed his body at the gym for so many years!

Here’s what this week looked like.  Had to take an unexpected trip out of town on Friday, so I did my Saturday run in the humid-ass Florida sun…

Sun – 10-9-11: Weights at the gym

Mon – 10-10-11: 30 mins treadmill, with varying incline

Tue – 10-11-11: Workout #1: 2.5 mile run, with hills, nice warm-up and cool-down exercises, 5 mins of burning abs; Workout #2 – weights at the gym

Wed – 10-12-11: 3 mile run, warm up with some abs and light calisthenics

Thu – 10-13-11: Weights at the gym

Fri – 10-14-11: Rest Day

Sat – 10-15-11: 4 mile run in Panama City

Sidenote: I think it was good that I worked up to six miles before the marathon training officially started.  This way, the short runs are easier, and I can make the overall volume adjustment over these first few weeks.

Onward,
BR

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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4 Responses to Marathon Training: Week Two

  1. Christine says:

    Yoga may be the key to staying healthy during your training…

    Here are some beg, intermed & advanced yoga poses for hamstring health. http://yoga.about.com/od/anatomicalfocus/a/hamstrings.htm
    I am sure you are well versed in many if not all of these.

    On your treadmill runs, do you vary your speed as well as incline?
    For me, it makes the time go by faster when you vary both. It kind of distracts me from a what can be a monotonous run.

    “Onward” is the attitude! Good luck!

  2. trinity and elsie says:

    still waiting for mangos and meditiation! glad ur back amigo!

  3. trinityelsie says:

    don’t know how u do it…ur running and workouts r awesome thought!

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