The London Marathon offers an assortment of official running clothing and accessories just like all big races. Imagine my surprise when I found out the finishers jacket is the exact same as the one for the Boston Marathon except a logo change. Tom will be ordering my jacket so we do not have to worry about that stress at the expo, however, I am disappointed that we don't have a different jacket than the one for Boston finishers.
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On Friday morning at 7am, registration opened for the Beach 2 Beacon 10k race in Cape Elizabeth, ME, home of Joan Benoit Samuelson. This is her race and everyone loves this one so I sat at my computer waiting to pounce on the registration form at exactly 7 am. I lucked out and got a spot while my sister has been entered into the lottery. Unfortunately the race was sold out within three minutes and 43 seconds. Either way, she will be coming with me to Maine in August!
Unfortunately my gluteus medius muscle is still really tight but I continue to stretch and roll using my new Yoga ball to get into very specific areas of my legs, hips and piriformis muscles. It seems to be helping but I know this is a slow healing area. So far it is not affecting my running and I will continue to be diligent about recovery. Thanks to Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia at MissippiPiddlin for hosting the weekly wrap! Now here is the recap of our weekly workouts!
Currently training for: Nada!
Training plan: N/A
Fitness goals/focus areas: Continuing to transition slowly back to running
Mon, Mar 7th: 30 min elliptical trainer; 20 min total body strength training circuit
Tues, Mar 8th: Physical Therapy; 20 min bike; 15 min strength training
Wed, Mar 9th: 30 min stationary bike; stretching; PT exercises
Thurs, Mar 10th: Rest day
Fri, Mar 11th: Physical Therapy
Sat, Mar 12th: 1 mile walk; 20 min spin bike; 20 min total body strength training; PT exercises
Sun, Mar 13th: 40 min elliptical trainer; PT exercises
Currently training for: Quintiles Half Marathon and London Marathon
Training plan: Custom plan from Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthening glutes
Mon, Mar 7th: 30 minutes strength training, lots of rolling and stretching
Tues, Mar 8th: 6.4 miles run with Without Limits group
Wed, Mar 9th: 10.5 mile bike ride, rolling and stretching
Thurs, Mar 10th: 5.25 miles run with Without Limits group at track, walked 1.5 miles
Fri, Mar 11th: 3 mile walk, strength train with Britt 30 minutes, stretching and rolling
Sat, Mar 12th: 10 mile run at 9:46 pace, rolling and stretching
Sun, Mar 13th: Rest day