The Cleveland Marathon is on May 15th this year. This past week was my first week of what will be 20 weeks of training. This week I primarily focused on running to get back what speed I had lost over the holidays. Thankfully, mother nature was kind to us in Northeast Ohio as it was in the 50's several days.
Running: 30 total miles
- 20 Outside
- 10 Inside
Average Pace 9:06
Cycling: Two 45 minute spin sessions on the CycleOps.
Weight training: 1 session: Bench 1x12 155lbs 1x8 175lbs 1x4 195lbs
Incline Bench 3x12 115lbs
T-Bar Row 3x15 72.5lbs
Close Grip Pullups 3x13 (Weight assisted)
Military Press 3x12 55lbs
Pull ups 2x10 15lbs
Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this week's training. I felt much stronger running at the end of the week than I did at the beginning. I also had a successful 5K on New Years Eve finishing 256th out of 734 people. My biggest accomplishment was getting outside. This is my first winter running outside and with a new coat. I was warm and toasty today at 20 degrees. This next week I want to keep the same miles running, but add some additional time on the bike. I also need to make up for my missed swimming session this week and arm workout.