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Marathon Training: Week 5

Marathon Training: Week 5

Week 4 was a scorcher (literally)! The weather was in the mid to upper 90s pretty much all week with crazy humidity. AKA less than ideal running conditions. My pace was definitely feeling the heat when I completed my planned weekly mileage of 17.1 miles. Is it too early to say I'm ready for fall weather?

Here's how Week 4 training went:

Monday 7/17: 5 mile morning run (Total Time: 50:31 | Pace: 10:06/mile)

Tuesday 7/18: Rest

Wednesday 7/19: 20 minutes of strength training & approx. 11-mile bike ride. Doug and I love to ride our beach cruisers around Charlotte. It's such a cool way to see the city!

Thursday 7/20: Rest

Friday 7/21: 3.1 mile morning run (Total Time: 29:32 | Pace: 9:30/mile) & approx. 8-mile bike ride

Saturday 7/22: 9 mile morning run (Total Total: 1:31:48 | Pace: 10:12/mile)

Sunday 7/23: 1-hour hike

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What I learned from Week 4: Stay hydrated! Alright, I didn't learn that this week, but I was reminded of it during these dog days of summer. I always bring water with me on my long runs just in case I don't run past any water fountains. But it's important to remember to hydrate not only during your run but before and after too. 

Here's what I have planned for Week 5:

Check out this Thursday's Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Ambassador event Summer Run + Sunset Yoga. I hope to see you there! 

Visit www.runcharlotte.com to sign up for one of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon's five races.

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