4 month Countdown
We’ve officially entered the start of marathon training season. The countdown is on for my personal Everest, the Marine Corps Marathon. That means training becomes the number one priority and I officially become a pain in everyone’s butt. The last 2 weeks of training have been great. I’ve decided to create a program by combining a few different marathon training plans together to work with my personal needs.
My weekly breakout is below:
Monday: Rest or Light Cross Training
Tuesday: Maintenance Miles
Wednesday: Cross Training
Thursday: Maintenance Miles
Saturday: The Long Run
Sunday: Fun Cross training 🙂
Due to my history of knee issues, I have built ample cross training into my schedule to help build strength and utilize different muscle groups. Marathon training plans that consists strictly of miles, usually do more harm than good for me.
Unfortunately, I have been put on the injury list this weekend. Nothing serious, but this morning I had to have one of my back molars extracted… ew. Thankfully, the surgeon who performed my wisdom teeth removal was available and squeezed me in this morning. Right now, I’m home trying to eat ice cream, swapping out gauze, binge watch Bizarre Foods America, and just relaxing. I should be back to the trails in a few days, but for now I’m just resting.
Are you training for anything? Do you have a training plan? What’s your favorite kind of cross training? Do your friends or family ever get frustrated during training season? Do you also have major dental issues?