Athens Marathon – Training log Week #7

Hello everyone!!

First of all HAPPY MONDAY 😀 I just love Mondays (granted, not as much as Fridays 😉 ), it’s like a small new beginning… I hope everyone had a pretty awesome weekend. Here things were pretty quite. I had quite a bit of housework to do (cleaning, laundry etc… Oh the joys of being an adult 😛 ) and @mymamus was totally busy finishing up his latest work project.

So let’s see how was training this week. Official countdown to the marathon is:

92 DAYS!!!

Monday: Cycled to and from work (20km) for the first time.

Tuesday: My traditional WeTrain workout in the park 🙂 Dear Elle kicked our butts this time but we still ❤ her a lot! Have you seen anyone THAT happy after 50 minutes of kick ass training?!??! LOL, yes we are THAT crazy 😉

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Also, cycled to work and then to the park before getting back home.

Wednesday: I run to work in the morning, 6 miles at 6:00 am! It was pretty wonderful. This was my very first RUN-RISE 😀 😀

Thursday:

Ok, this one I have to say it out loud… I do hate the treadmill BUT not as much as I used to :O (said no runner ever!) I met up with my (work-) running buddy Kim and we hit the treadmills for a 5x1000m RI 3:00 workout. Why I loved the treadmill? Did PERFECT negative spilts (and I think that was the fastest I ‘ve gone in… EVER)!

Splits: 5:27 (11 mph), 5:13(11.5 mph), 5:00(12 mph), 4:45(12.5 mph), 4:36 (13 mph) – this last one was an absolute killer but Kim is (ridiculously fit and) the most motivational person I know… She kept telling me we can do this, thanks buddy 😉

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Oh and did I mention the (killer) abs workout we did at the end?? Yup, you guessed that one right… This was so NOT my brilliant idea! 😛

Friday: Cycled to work (20km) and back and then took the rest of the evening off.

Saturday: Good ol’ speed work for the piggies and I 🙂 6×100, 8×400 RI 2:00 in the park since the track shuts down at 7pm and i didn’t manage to get out of the house before 7:30pm. I did catch a beautiful sunset though… Photo doesn’t do it any justice.

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Sunday: Long run day 😀 Had a pretty quite and uneventful 11.2 miles (18km) (me likes uneventful runs… it means you can zone out, listen to your music/podcast, and do your thing). I felt good the whole way and manage to run the last two miles considerable faster than the rest of the run (started of at around 9:50-10:05/mile and finish up with 8:30/mile).

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I went all the way to Battersea park, which is stunning I have to admit, and then looped back. The highlight of my run is seeing the pagoda (let me rephrase… the HUGE pagoda with the golden Buddhas!) So pretty… It was pretty clouded so the pic looks a little funny (plus a n IG filter to actually brighten it up 😉 ).

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The next highlight of my day (apart from a good friend coming over to dinner 😛 ) was my very first yoga class with the lovely people from WeTrain! I ‘ll post a full review soon since I have tons of things to write about my experience 😀 but one thing is for sure! A yoga session after an 11 mile run is pure bliss for a sore body!

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Oh and did I mention a 30′ cycling to and from the yoga class?? LOL! Yes Sunday was a full and extremely active day! So grateful I am healthy and able to go about my day and do all the things i enjoy!!

Weekly mileage: 23.2

Total mileage: 123.23

Weekly cross-training session: 2 (plus cycling)

HAPPY MONDAY 😀

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