Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scotiabank Calgary marathon: training week five


Week five of training has come and gone and the theme of it would be: COLD! It was so bitterly cold for a good portion of this week. Fingers crossed this is our last cold spell for a while.

February 24, 2014
  • 4.0km walk with Harley
  • at home workout and for the life of me, I can't remember what I did. Must have not been a memorable or keeper of a workout ;)
February 25, 2014
  • Hill repeats
  • 6.3km {5:21/km pace). Warm up, 7 hill repeats and cool down
 February 26, 2014
  • CrossFit workout of:
5 rounds of:
20 DB alternating snatches (20lbs)
20 DB front squats (20lbs)
20 wall balls (10lbs)
Rest 2:30/2:00/1:30/1:00

  • this was a tough workout as the rest in between the rounds kept decreasing
February 27, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
  • Interval workout at lunch of: 1 min on/ 1 min off x10. It went like this:
 Warm up
1. 4:41 km/213m
2. 4:23/228m
3. 4:09/241
4. 4:13/237
5. 4:11/238
6. 4:05/245
7. 4:07/243
8. 4:16/234
9. 3:59/251
10. 3:43/268 
Cool down
  • Felt pretty good on this run!
February 28, 2014
  • rest day
March 1, 2014
  • 28.2km {6:37/km pace} run. It was way too cold outside to run, so I went to MRU to run on the treadmill and track. I did 10kms on the treadmill, then 10kms on the track and finished it up on the treadmill. Slower than normal, but glad I just finished it. Teen Mom 2 on the treadmill definitely got me through it!
March 2, 2014
  • two Nike Club Training workouts. Once you hit certain levels, you can download other workouts, which these two were. They were pretty good for an at home workout.
 
Tell me: how was your week of training/workouts?

2 comments :

  1. I totally came over to creep on how you decided to split up your long run this week. So very proud of you for getting it done, even with the weather against you! You're going to do amazing at the marathon, just keep up the awesome work!

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  2. Ugh, that sucks that you had to do your long run on the treadmill, but I don't blame you for doing that as running in bitterly cold temps is so hard. I hope that it warms up soon! You put up another solid week, though. My week of workouts was pretty good despite the fact that I was traveling. I took an extra rest day as I didn't have gym access over the weekend and it was below zero both days so working out outdoors was not an option for me. But all in all I am happy with how it went!

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