• I can’t believe I am already 4 weeks into marathon training. It’s flown by! I feel like it was just yesterday that I “officially” kicked off marathon training, but now I am already a 1/4 of the way through it. Eek! It’s going to be here before I know it!

    Week 3 was a step-back week and included a fun trip to Canyon Ranch. I had planned to do my tempo run for the week there, but after a hike and a ShockWave class, I just didn’t have the energy to do it. I still got in a few miles on the treadmill, but I listened to my body and cut the run short. During Week 4, things ramped up again, and I finished the week with 22.4 miles, which brings my month total to 78.1 miles. Holy cow.

    Boston Marathon Training weeks 3 and 4

    Week of January 18th (15.6 miles)

    • Sunday: Off
    • Monday: CrossFit
    • Tuesday: 15/7 hills/15 (6.32 miles)
    • Wednesday: KFIT (30 Curtis Ps @ 85 pounds = so sore)
    • Thursday: 60-minute long run (6.26 miles)
    • Friday: Off
    • Saturday: 30-minute hike + 45-minute ShockWave class + 30-minute run (3.03 miles)

    Week of January 25th (22.4 miles)

    • Sunday: Off
    • Monday: 20/25/15 Tempo (6.64 miles)
    • Tuesday: Off
    • Wednesday: CrossFit
    • Thursday: 1:45 long run (10.86 miles)
    • Friday: Off
    • Saturday: 15/9 hills/15 (4.97 miles)

    If you’re not familiar with tempo runs and hill workouts, here’s a quick explanation!

    Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 1 & 2

    P.S. Here is that recipe for those Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Bars that I mentioned the other day. They are deeeeelicious!

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