Marathon Training: Week 1 Recap
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 5 mile hill workout
Friday: 3 mile run
Sunday: 8 mile long run
Weekly running mileage: 21
It's been hot. I told myself that I would run in the heat and I think I burned myself out just a little. My workout on Wednesday was what really did it. I did the workout in the heat and then I know I didn't hydrate well enough afterward. So I think that ruined the rest of my week. Which isn't good, because this was week 1 in a 18 week marathon training plan. I was supposed to do a 5 mile "pace" run on Saturday, but it didn't happen. I was still able to knock out my 8 miler on Sunday and at least the week ended okay.
Also, my air conditioner is out. I really hate the heat.
Today was a cross-train day, but I just took it easy and did some stretching and foam rolling. I needed another rest day. Hopefully this week will go better than last.
The moral of this story: hydrate well and don't overdo it in the heat. It's too early in the season to get burned out.