Wednesday, August 16, 2023

NYC Marathon Training | Week 4 of 16

4 weeks down, 12 to go!

This week was a little easier week of training. After 3 weeks of building, I got to back off a little. Monday was a normal Monday - no running and no classes. Instead I baked! First two zucchini breads of the year with zucchini from the garden.

On Tuesday I ran from home. The pups were home alone for a long time during an intense thunderstorm and tornado watch so I figured I’d stop home and check on them before sneaking in a short 3 miler. Another 3 miles on Wednesday - this time around New Seabury.

If all goes well on Tuesday and Wednesdays, I try to take Thursdays off from running as I teach both low impact aerobics and a water aerobics class on Thursday mornings. Two back to back aerobics classes is enough cardio for one day!

I set out for 4 miles on Friday afternoon. I was super relaxed but my Garmin splits were showing that I was running pretty fast too. I felt like I could run forever and I actually thought something was going on with my GPS so I ran an extra 0.25 miles just in case.

Sunday morning we woke up to more thunderstorms and heavy downpours. They were supposed to last until about 11am. Craig and I laid in bed from about 7am until 8:30am just listening to the rain and snuggling with the pups. Once we got out of bed, Craig made eggs and toast for breakfast while we relaxed some more and enjoyed our morning coffee. I was a little worried about when I’d get to run but I was also thankful it was only a 10 miler on the schedule for this week. 

Finally around 10:30am the rain seemed to slow down. It was now or wait until late afternoon/early evening. I was antsy and knew Craig probably wanted to do something later if it got nice out so I changed up and headed out the door about 10:50am. When I started it was about 70 degrees, cloudy with 90% humidity. About a mile into my run the sun started to come out. I usually make fun of the dummies that run in the middle of the day during the summer months but I stuck to some pretty shady roads while keeping it pretty relaxed. I stayed on roads close to home which was pretty boring. I didn’t really pass any other walkers or runners. I didn’t make any stops at the beach for a quick seagrass hunting session. Actually I didn’t have any water views at all - unless you count beautiful Santuit Pond. LOL. I ended my run about 12:15pm. By then it was 78 degrees, full sun and 80% humidity.

After the run, Craig and I stopped by Naukabout for a sloshie before heading over to meet up with Pete, Meg and the girls for a little boating fun and a Chart Room sunset.

Monday 8.7.23


Tuesday 8.8.23

3 miles (24:44)

Low Impact Aerobics

Wednesday 8.9.23

3 miles (23:56)

30 min Mat CORE

Thursday 8.10.23

Low Impact Aerobics

Water Aerobics (from the deck)

Friday 8.11.23

4.25 miles (32:17)

30 min Mat CORE

Saturday 8.12.23

Water Aerobics (from the deck)

Saturday Strength

Sunday 8.13.23

10 miles (1:19:05)

This week’s mileage: 20 miles

This week’s Reggie mileage: 0 miles

Training totals: 91 miles


Week 1 of 16

Week 2 of 16

Week 3 of 16

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