We are 5 weeks away from the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K (which is the race I will be in)!!
The last time I ran a 10K was in Asheville, North Carolina after college, which was over 10 years ago. I have always wanted to run the Marine Corps Marathon but this year am doing the 10k version. The last 5 months in getting ready for the national stage for Miss for America was a lot of reps, lower weights, and a bit of cardio, nothing like the training I have now started. Going from pageant prep to running has been an adjustment over the last two weeks but I am determined to get there! Having a charity to run in support of just fuels the fire even more! That is why I created Operation XYZ and so proud to support Semper Fi Fund for the first operation. I will provide weekly training updates so you can follow along the journey to help support Semper Fi Fund.
Training from this past week
Saturday 9/14 – 1.5 hours of training on the beach, Seal style workout. This wasn’t as much running as it was a little bit of everything, burpees, pushups, squats, mountain climbers, sugar cookies and facing the surf with the team. It solidified my next operation though (more on that in November). Max HR: 183; Ave HR: 122
Monday 9/16 – Functional workout, lower body
Thursday 9/19 – Run on treadmill, 3.5 miles, there was some walking in this one as my glutes and calf were feeling it around 2 mile mark. Average pace 12:31; Max HR: 174; Ave HR 128; 57 minutes. Listened to 90s music on the SXM channel, it brought me back to being in middle school/high school. Then functional workout, upper body. Max HR: 137; Average HR: 110; 55 minutes.
Sunday 9/22 – Run outside, easy day run 4 miles. I was able to go 2.5 miles feeling great, walked for half a mile, ran for .25, walk for .25 and ran the last .5 mile, also did .5 mile walk warmup and .5 mile walk cool down. Max HR: 172; Ave HR: 135; running duration: 50 min; total duration 1:09 min
This week was a slow week, traveling on Friday and Saturday which takes time away from training but I got my run in on Thursday and Sunday! Diet needs to button up a bit to fuel my muscles for the increased stress. I have a lot of work ahead of me this week but hoping I can push it to 3 miles before having to walk. Current training plan is Monday lift, Tuesday run and lift, Thursday run and lift, Saturday lift and Sunday run.
Comment below if you’re training for something, words of encouragement, and/or if you’d like to know more about my training program!
Eunpu – out