Wineglass Marathon Training: Week 1

When I was training for Marine Corps, I started doing weekly workout updates. Although I’m working with Jess as my coach and log my workouts on DailyMile, an extra layer of accountability doesn’t hurt, and I like looking back at the narrative of how I fit my workouts in.

So, get used to these for the next 15 weeks as I train for the marathon I picked solely because I liked the name. Just kidding, I actually picked it because it is net downhill. All the better for massive PRs!

Monday: 4 miles. I feel like I can barely remember the beginning of the week already, but I think it was a nice day? Either way, I was super pumped for the first day of training, even though my legs definitely still felt the triathlon.

Tuesday: yoga. I really needed this both emotionally and physically on Tuesday, and as usual, Laughing Lotus delivered.


Wednesday: Al Gordon 5K with all of my favorite running buddies. No PR, but I felt really strong despite my tired legs.

Thursday: FINALLY met up with Jen! We’ve been blog buddies for a while, and we finally met up and ran together on Thursday morning. She’s a little faster than me, so it got me moving at a slightly faster pace than I would have done on my own for just a regular run. I also did yoga with Gia. I’m going to try really hard to stay consistent with my yoga through my training.

Friday: Crappy treadmill run of 3 miles. I’m about a mile either way from the West Side Highway or the East River, so running all the way out there to turn around after only 1.5 miles didn’t sound terribly appealing. But the treadmill sounded more appealing?! I got on and forgot how much I hate the treadmill.


Saturday: Ran 10 miles with Fiona. The company was lovely, but the run was kind of rough. We started kind of late, so it was hot, and we ran the park, and my legs were so unhappy with the hills. We split up after mile 8, and I was so tempted to call it a day there, but I just kept shuffling on home.

Mileage Total: 29

Not too shabby for my first week of training!

How was your week of workouts? What are you training for?

19 comments on “Wineglass Marathon Training: Week 1

  1. Jenn

    Ack. The treadmill is the devil!

    And you had me at “Wineglass.” I’d be all over that, too.

    I had a recovery week last week, so things were easy. I logged about 10 miles, including a bridge.

  2. Jen @ Jens Best Life

    I guess it makes me a total run nerd, but I love reading people’s training recaps. Also, I am loving working with Jess ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so nice to just have assigned workouts to work through instead of trying to figure everything out on my own!

  3. Kashi@ Cape Island Runners

    I’m with Jen ^^ Huge fan of training recaps, keeps me motivated! My original plan for fall was to do a marathon, but I have been having fun with speed this summer so am instead going to take a crack at my half-mary PR. Plus, a group of us are racing together, many of whom are doing their first fulls (incl my husband!). I figure it will be better to plow through my half and then i can get back on the course and cheer/run them in ๐Ÿ™‚ My training won’t start til the end of july, but everyone else starts tomorrow. i am working my way through a 5k training plan right now for a race in mid-july ๐Ÿ™‚

    great first week, keep it up!

      1. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners

        It will be the Hartford ,CT half and fulle marathon, October 12th. There were 7 of us who tried to get into Marine Corps, but only one who was successful! So the rest of us looked around and came up with Hartford – we live close to Philly but I have done that race a bunch and wanted something new. It gets great reviews and it is their 20th yr, so hopefully extra fun! Do you know anyone who has done it? Want to? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Theodora Post author

      Hills! There’s a few big ones in the first 10 miles of the race and then a bridge at mile 20.

        1. Theodora Post author

          I’ve used Hal Higdon ones before, and last year, I used a Runner’s World plan. This year, I’m working with a coach .

  4. Helen

    Never thought that yoga can help you prepare for a marathon, thanks for this advice Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขll make sure to implement it right away.

  5. Sarah

    Hi, love your blog :). What kind of strecthing do you recommend ? The day after a long run my muscle always hurt, my friend told me i should stretch properly.

    cheers, sarah

  6. Brittany

    Hey, Theodora! I think I saw you running on the High Line this morning in NYC! I’ve come across your blogs a few times and I because I wasn’t sure or not if it was you, I didn’t say anything! Plus maybe you don’t like being tagged down when you’re running! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, just wanted to say a late hello and happy running! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sarah

    Sounds like a good first week!! Today I started training for my first full marathon!!!! So I am in the stage where I am super excited for every run! Ill be running the Philadelphia marathon in November ๐Ÿ™‚


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