Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Training Tuesday - Week 4

We are heading into Week 4 of Marathon Training. And now that I have started training with Michelle I am starting to notice a big difference. I am running longer. Feeling stronger. And making progress.

The Plan:
Monday - 5km shakeout Run following my Half Marathon. Jamie and I went out running together. Just a nice slow pace 7:15min/km. And it sounds like the hubby is officially a running covert, and I have a new training buddy!

Tuesday - Yoga Session. I was feeling stiff, especially the hamstrings, so a yoga session was a must.

Wednesday - 12km easy-peasy Run. I set out on a hilly route, but kept my pace slow. I ran 7:15 min/km pace, but I noticed that my average heart rate had come down significantly from 2 weeks ago. I was running at 157 bpm, which is 10 beats lower than my average of 167 bpm at the same pace on a flat route a few weeks ago. The old ticker is getting stronger! YAY!

Thursday - 1.5km Swim. I adore the pool. I love the way I feel when I am in the water - weightless, powerful, and free. I swam 60 lengths for a total of 1500 meters. I didn't time myself though, just because the pool was packed so I got a little bogged down.

Friday - 6:30am Spin/Body Conditioning Class at Spynga INC. I love the unique hybrid classes offered at Spynga. You always get something a little different. Friday's class was 40 min Spin Class with 10 min of upper body weight training and a 10 min cool down. It was the perfect way to start my Friday.

Saturday- REST
All in all all I would say that this was a pretty good week! I got all of my training sessions in, and I am already starting to notice changes in my body. My heart rate being the most significant. I was surprised to see that my body was adapting so quickly, but excited too. I think with a lot of training and hard work over the next 6 months I am going to see what this body can really do. And hopefully that is a sub 4:30 marathon.

Let's Do This! Time for another week of training.
Here's the Plan:
Sunday - 18km long slow run
Monday - Strength Training
Tuesday - 5km Run
Wednesday - 9km Tempo Run 
                   - Baseball
Thursday - Spin Class
Friday - 8km Run
Saturday - 20km Bike Ride

I am ready! BRING IT!
Love Your Favourite  Darwinian Fail,


  1. Wowzers! Sounds like you had a great week! Love the pic of you and your hubby running! That's so awesome that you guys can workout together!
    xo Tara

  2. Great week of hard work for you! No wonder you are starting to see progress. I see good things for your marathon!!!

  3. I need to be better about converting km to mi. Just saying ;) Haha, kicking butt as always girl!

  4. You are doing so great girl! So glad the ticker is getting stronger!!! :-)

  5. Training looks like it is going great! You are rockin' it!

  6. ***grabs pompoms and CHEERS***

  7. That sounds like an awesome week!