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.