Houston Marathon Training - Week 7

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

I just finished week 7 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training - Week 7.

I'm not going to lie, this week sucked.  Between stress overload at work and #alltheguilt from the hubs (feeling neglected), I really struggled getting in my workouts.  I did manage to get in my weekday runs (a speed session and a tempo run), but my scheduled long run did not happen.  There are a lot more missed runs on my training plan this cycle and it is making me a bit nervous for January.

On a positive note, the two runs I did get in felt better than last weeks runs. Plus the focus that I have been putting on stretching and foam rolling have helped my tight calves and hamstrings!

I sucked at nutrition this week, I did try to do better by prepping some Recovery Quinoa Salad from Run Fast Eat Slow in addition to Smoky Black Bean Chili from Gimme some Oven - both great recipes. I'm a stress eater, and the lure of holiday goodies that were brought into the office did me in!

I think the highlight of my week was waking up to snow on Friday morning (it only stuck around until 9am)!

Houston Marathon Training - Week 7

Houston Marathon Training - Week 7

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 5 miles progressive run.

Wednesday - Rest.

Thursday - Strength conditioning - upper body & 30 minutes stationary bike.

Friday - 7 mile tempo run.

Saturday - Rest.

Sunday - Forced Rest Day // Migraine - boo!

Total Miles = 12

I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap.


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  1. A few missed runs will not derail all of your efforts. Bottom line, you will still have your endurance to carry you. And you’re barely halfway through your training 😉 You got this! Onward!

  2. That's great that the stretching has helped your calves and hamstrings. Happy to hear that your runs felt better this week!

  3. Oh... they were so tight! I don't know how I've been neglecting to stretch and roll so much.

  4. Thanks for the pep talk!!

  5. Keep up the awesome work, Vicki. Weeks like this happen but I'm sure you'll overcome this. How do you stay motivated working out on a stationary bike?

  6. Thanks! I bring my kindle amd read :-)

  7. I wouldn't worry too much about missing your long run. You still have residual fitness from training for Chicago. Often times, less is more too. Wasn't the snow pretty? It was a rare treat for us too. Thanks for linking!

  8. Thanks Holly... love all the support from this group, sometimes we just need "talked away from the edge". The snow was so pretty.