My first week of training for the WG Marathon was a bit of a challenge. I was visiting Colorado; so acclimating to the high altitude and living out of a hotel was a wee bit disruptive to my normal routine. I think the most difficult thing about training while traveling is eating out all the time. I tried to make the healthiest food choices possible, but did not have 100% control over what was going into my food and did fall to temptation a couple of times by indulging in some super tasty local fare! The almond butter and berry jam stuffed french toast that I ate at “The French Press” this morning after my long run was DEEEEE-LICIOUS!!!!!
Overall, I was happy with week #1 of marathon training. I got in all of my planned miles (Hanson’s Advanced Training Plan) and even got in a little bit of cross training. (All though, I did not get in as much cross training as I would have liked this week.) Luckily, I decided to throw in an extra easy run early in the week because I ended up being in NO condition to run on Saturday. I went to see a Skrillex concert at Red Rocks Friday night, and 1) Drank 3 vodka lemonades and 2) Was up past 1 am. Since drinking and staying up past 10 pm is rare for me, my energy was totally zapped the next day. What can I say, this girl can’t hang any more! Lol The concert was AWESOME though! Such a cool experience!
I did manage to do some exploring on Saturday. With a little hiking at “The Garden of the Gods” and a train ride to the top of Pike’s Peak. Colorado is a beautiful place! I love the being out doorsy and active, and I’m a total mountain girl soooo it’s pretty much like heaven to me!
The run-down of WG Marathon Training (Week 1):
- Monday- 45 minutes elliptical trainer and 24 burpees
- Tuesday- 4 mile easy run, 25 burpees
- Wednesday– Rest (Planned)
- Thursday- 6 mile easy run
- Friday-6 miles easy run, 29 burpees
- Saturday– Rest (Unplanned)
- Sunday- 11 mile easy run
- Total Weekly Miles: 27 miles
- Total 2014 Miles: 743.35
Who else is training for a fall marathon? For the repeat offenders out there, what keeps you coming back for more? 😉