Marathon Training- Month 4

  

Month 4 started off great. I was motivated and ready to start going faster and getting my speed up. Then something went wrong…

Monday

Morning- Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Tuesday

Morning– Fast Run 5 miles

Wednesday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Thursday

Morning– Fast Run  5 Miles

Friday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Saturday

Long Run from 7.50 to 10 Miles

Sunday

Rest Day

Total Miles Ran- 47.6

This month was great until the end. I was crushing my runs and even got my pace to 8:09 per mile. I was killing it. Then on the third week of the month I developed a skin infection that caused these boils to appear on my skin. I was placed on a huge round of antibiotics and was told not to go to the gym for 72 hours. If that was not enough, I developed a stiff knee to go along with it. So I spent that last week of the month nursing myself back to normal. This past Monday was the first time I have been to the gym in a week and I have to say I felt it. Tuesday night I started back on my running training and did a nice 3 mile jog. It felt good to be back and I learned that when injured, its ok to take some time off to heal. Your body will thank you.

Goals For Month Five- Well we have only two months left until the marathon and training is only going to get harder. I have taken a second job and my wife and I are expecting the arrival of our second child soon. I have a lot of long runs coming . The most distance my runs will cover is about 15 miles. I know that time will be the enemy in month five and I need to be more strict on myself when it comes to my runs. I just hope that my days of being on the injured list are over.

Here we go!

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Author: tfun2662

I am 24 years old and I love to write about everything!

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