Saturday, January 19, 2019

Marathon Training? What's That?

This week kicked off training for my 11th marathon, the Fargo Marathon, coming up in May. Overall it really wasn't very exciting in running terms! After a relatively pleasant winter so far, we received an "Arctic blast" from Canada and now it's stinking cold. I now live on the treadmill ;)

The poem "Snow-Bound" by John Greenleaf Whittier explains it well:

“A chill no coat, however stout,
 Of homespun stuff could quite shut out,”

He's got that right. No coat will keep you warm in these temps! The current windchill is -33°F as I write that. Isn't that almost comical? Oh Minnesota... it's hard to imagine running a marathon outdoors four months from now!


Life outside of running is exciting as always! My husband has kicked off the year following the Insanity workouts and he's really sticking to it. I'm proud of him! He's been the one getting up early and working out lately; I've gotten out of practice since the last training cycle and I need to steal some motivation from him.

The school year is already halfway through. E's first wrestling match is coming up this week. Ninjago Legos are the boys' latest obsession.

That's life here lately!


Weekly Wrap: Fargo 26.2, W1

Returning from a hip flexor injury in August 2018 to train for Fargo Marathon 2019 in May.

SUN: Easy 6.01 mi, 53:31 @ 8:55/mi finally outdoors and enjoying decent temps.

MON: (Treadmill) Easy 5.0 mi, 41:26 @ 8:21/mi. Strength: Atlas - core.

TUES: Rest Day

WED: (Treadmill) Tempo 5.01 mi, 42:14. 1 mi WU, 2 mi @ 7:30, 1 mi easy, 1 mi @ 7:30/mi. Strength: Poseidon - full body. The pushups and tricep dips always kick my tail!

THURS: (Treadmill) Easy 4.17 mi, 37:26 @ 8:58/mi.

FRI: No running; Strength: Bia - hips from yesterday.

SAT: (Treadmill) 8.01 mi, 1:06:39 @ 8:19/mi.

Total => 28.2 miles


Let's Connect!




Linking up with Holly and Wendy's Weekly Wrap Up.

9 comments:

  1. 33 below for a windchill? You are the weekly winner! I can't even imagine that kind of cold. I know you must be very thankful for your treadmill right now. Good luck as your train for marathon #11, which is very impressive by the way. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Ha! Yeah I can't imagine it either - I stayed inside all day with the kiddos ;) And I am loving that treadmill more and more each chilly day.

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    1. No thanks, right?! I look forward to +30 returning some day.

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  3. How warm do you anticipate Fargo in May? I have no idea what their spring is like. It's really hard to train for a spring marathon when you live in the Midwest! You're doing great.

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    1. I have ran Fargo a few times and the temps have ranged from the mid-60's to upper-80's. 65 would be ideal!

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  4. Looks like a great steady week of workouts for you this week!

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  5. Can't wait to hear about your kiddo's tournament!

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