Weekly Training Recap

Since this was the week after a really hard race for me, the Kentucky Ale Horse Capital Marathon (read the race recap), the weekly mileage was super low. I’m okay with that. Starting on May 28th, I’ll be starting an 18-week training program leading me to a marathon in October. Basically it’ll consist of three 6 week periods. 5 weeks of build, 1 week of recovery, 5 weeks build, 1 week of recovery, 5 weeks build, 1 week taper.

Weekly Training Recap Total – 51.25 miles.
Run Total – 26.25 miles.
Hike Total – 2.5 miles.
Bike Total – 22.5 miles.

Sunday May 22 – 2.5 mile hike.

On the way back from Lexington, we stopped by Cumberland Falls in Kentucky. It was awesome.

Monday May 23 – 3.5 mile run.

I did short 3.5 miles to get the legs to shake out a little bit. I was still a little tight and my right ankle was feeling weird, but I think that was mainly from standing all day at work.

Tuesday May 24 – Nothing!

I worked and drove the car to work. My legs still felt a little rough from the race and from standing all day, so I took the day off from running. I think it definitely was worth it.

Wednesday May 25 – 5.75 mile run, 9 mile bike.

Wednesday I bike commuted to and from work and went for a run.

Thursday May 26 – 8 mile run, 4.5 mile bike.

Thursday I biked to work 4.5 miles. It started raining in the afternoon, so my wife picked me up. I went for an 8 mile run in the PM as it cleared up before dark.

Friday May 27 – 5 mile run.

In preparation for the next week of the new training plan, I only ran a nice and easy 5 miles for continued shake out.

Saturday May 28 – 4 mile run.

Again, a nice and easy 4 mile run. I was originally intending on an 8 mile run, but with timing and whatnot with errands and things we had to do, it only worked out for me to hit a 4 mile run.

The next weekly training recap will start an 18 week training plan I’m working on for myself to get myself ready and prepped for a marathon in October. I’ve got a few races I’d like to do before that, but we’ll see if I end up doing them.

Towards the end of the week, my legs started to feel better and the ankle discomfort has disappeared, too. Yay!

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