Yesterday was a busy day. My husband’s work is having a barbeque tomorrow and I promised him I would make a cake. I baked the cakes Sunday and made two different buttercreams, my regular buttercream and a dulce de leche buttercream. The ducle de leche buttercream was used as the filling. The cake was covered and decorated with fondant.
I have a few more photos to edit then I will post the cake details and pictures.
I had a great weekend. Saturday, I woke up early and ran my long run for the week, 7 miles.
I would have like to run faster, but there was a strong headwind. Overall, I had a great run.
I also finished writing my training plan for the St. George Marathon. I have a feeling it might be a little ambitious, so there is a possibility I will have to scale down some of the runs.
I plan to run 3 days (4 days if absolutely needed) a week, 1-2 HIIT and 2 rest days. One week will include a tempo, hill and long run. The next week will have a negative split, speed and long run. I will alternate these runs every week. If I need to add a fourth day, it will be an easy slow run. My training begins this week, 20 weeks before the race. If you would like to see the entire plan, let me know and I’ll post it.
The course has about 4 miles uphill and the rest are mainly downhill. I don’t ever run hills, so I want a good portion of my training to focus on hills, especially downhill.
- Have a great marathon and finish strong with no time limit.
- Finish under 4:30.
- Finish under 4:10.
Other things I want to focus on during the next 20 weeks are nutrition/hydration and early morning runs. I live in the desert and the summers here are brutal. Waking up early to run and staying hydrated will definitely make or break my runs and goals.
Last week workouts.
|Wednesday||Home Workout: Tabata Fun and |
This week workouts.
|Tuesday||HIIT and Plank|
|Thursday||Off and Plank|
|Saturday||Off and Plank|
How do you feel about hill running? Do you use them as part of your training?
Do you set goals for your races or do you race for fun without goals?