On October 9, 2016, I will be running Marathon No. 2: the Portland Marathon. Follow along as I post my weekly training recaps. All training recaps can be found here.
Here is week 17 (final week) of my marathon training:
The final week of marathon training was not at all what I wanted. I ran once because my right piriformis was giving me so many problems. I tried to stay active with walking and yoga but all I could think about was my body falling apart in the marathon. Dramatic but true. Fortunately, that didn’t happen!
October 3: group personal training in AM + acupuncture and Epsom Salt bath in PM
Last acupuncture session before the marathon! I told my acupuncturist about my right leg freaking out post-acupuncture last week and she said that is pretty normal. I did an easier session today to avoid any problems.
October 4: long walk in AM + 90 minutes power yoga in PM
October 5: 6 miles (10 km) easy + stretching in PM
October 6: strength training in AM + massage in PM
I was so antsy from not doing much working out that I decided to go to my building gym and do a strength workout of my own. Here’s what I did, it was a good one!
1000 skips total (I did 200 skips after every circuit and at the start and end of the workout)
Circuit A: 2 rounds, 50 seconds on/10 seconds off per exercise
- Squat with dumbbells on shoulders
- Forward and backward lunge (50 seconds per leg)
- Prone row and reach
Circuit B: 2 rounds, 50 seconds on/10 seconds off per exercise
- Split squat (50 seconds per leg)
- Bent-over row
- Tricep pushup and hold
- Wall sit
Circuit C: 2 rounds, 50 seconds on/10 seconds off per exercise
- Single leg deadlift (50 seconds per leg)
- Walking lunge with weights overhead (arms straight above your head)
- Plank to pushup
- Plank hold
October 7: long walk in AM + 75 minutes flow yoga in PM
October 8: rest (travel day)
October 9: race day (stay tuned for race recap)
I survived the marathon and did manage a PB. I couldn’t be happier! I have never pushed myself so hard in a race before (I almost passed out at the finish line) nor have I been in so much pain. Stay tuned for my race recap!
Thank you for following along on my marathon training these past few months. How was your weekend?