Momentum Monday: Boston Training Begins!
Oh YEAH it’s Monday!
I had a stacked weekend of fun. I did my first hot yoga class of the year, my first race of the year and went to the Longboat gala!
Now that the whirlwind is settling, this is my training from the past week:
Monday: one hour cycle, 5 minutes abs (Every little bit counts!)
Tuesday: one hour swim (2.7 KM)
Wednesday: 45 minute run (8 KM), 15 minutes weights
Thursday: 1 hour swim (3 K), 45 minute run (8KM)
Friday: REST (easy 1 hr hot yoga class)
Saturday: 1 hour Frosty Trail Run
Sunday: 30 minute strength training session
All in all, a good week. I am still not back to running full tilt which is scary as Boston is creeping up, but I am more focused on making sure that I am building a solid base. I have my past marathon training to rely on and I know it will come back quickly, the most important piece is that I heal.
I am excited to start Boston training. Right now, my coach and I are taking my program week by week because it is vital to be cautious when you are coming back from a stress fracture, but my mileage is slowly but surely coming back and I am cross training as much as possible to maintain my fitness. This upcoming week is my very first week where I am adding some true milage and quality workouts back into the mix and I couldn’t be more excited.
A little bit of Boston chatter :
1. Has anyone seen the jackets this year? A sneak peek was released last week and I am not going to lie, I am a bit disappointed.
I will be honest, I was looking forward to rocking the classic blue and yellow jacket, but that just means I will have to go in an upcoming year when I can get another one!
2. This race is all about community for me. I have some very good friends running it, including lots of members from my Janji team. They provide so much inspiration along the way as they prepare and train. This week, one of my team mates, Pardon Ndhlovu, ran a 2:16:51 in the Houston Marathon, qualifying for the Olympic Trials.
We are so proud of him and it is a pleasure to learn the ins and outs of a marathon from him – although I will never dream of running it that fast.
I am also loving some of the resources from Runners Connect which offer course previews, hills workouts and pace calculators. This is a big race for me and I need all the help that I can get, especially as I am missing a number of weeks of training coming back from injury.
I’ve been spending some time playing around with the Boston Pace Calculator and strategizing my race.
What are your thoughts on the 2015 Boston jackets?