I just finished week 7 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon. This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 7.
I’m not going to lie, this week sucked. Between stress overload at work and #alltheguilt from the hubs (feeling neglected), I really struggled getting in my workouts. I did manage to get in my weekday runs (a speed session and a tempo run), but my scheduled long run did not happen. There are a lot more missed runs on my training plan this cycle and it is making me a bit nervous for January.
On a positive note, the two runs I did get in felt better than last weeks runs. Plus the focus that I have been putting on stretching and foam rolling have helped my tight calves and hamstrings!
I sucked at nutrition this week, I did try to do better by prepping some Recovery Quinoa Salad from Run Fast Eat Slow in addition to Smoky Black Bean Chili from Gimme some Oven – both great recipes. I’m a stress eater, and the lure of holiday goodies that were brought into the office did me in!
I think the highlight of my week was waking up to snow on Friday morning (it only stuck around until 9am)!
Houston Marathon Training – Week 7
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 5 miles progressive run.
Wednesday – Rest.
Thursday – Strength conditioning – upper body & 30 minutes stationary bike.
Friday – 7 mile tempo run.
Saturday – Rest.
Sunday – Forced Rest Day // Migraine – boo!
Total Miles = 12