NYC Marathon Training (Week 2)

Hello again! Checking in for week 2 of marathon training. Running hasn’t been too bad, but the cross-training part…well lets just say that I sadly left my beloved rollerblades in Chicago and I regret it.

Central Park sunset

(Central Park sunsets)

WEEK 2 (7/11/2016 – 7/17/2016)
Monday: rollerblading 6 miles
Tuesday: 4 mile run (39:19 min @ 9:49 min/mi)
Wednesday: rollerblading 5 miles
Thursday: 3 mile run (31:50 min @ 10:35 min/mi)
Friday: rest
Saturday: ~2 mile walk around Central Park
Sunday: 7 mile run (1:11:58 @ 10:16 min/mi)
TOTAL = 14 miles

Thoughts: I’m happy to say that I’m slowly getting acclimated to the heat! I realized the heat doesn’t bother me too much when I ran 7 miles around the Central Park loop in the evening when the temps. were in the mid 80s. But the humidity…well that’s the ultimate killer. I quite simply cannot run in humidity. Cannot. I’m really hoping this changes because there’s supposed to be a heat wave in New York next week and I’m scared.

Anyway, my cross-training failed as soon as I flew back to NYC on Wednesday. I really need to start though because my left knee/leg/hip is slightly bothering me. I’m suspecting it’s my IT band, stemming all the way from my hip. Time to start aggressively foam rolling and stretching!

♥ Irina


  1. July 19, 2016 / 9:30 am

    I’m right there with you on the humidity thing. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact that the rest of my runs this week will be relegated to the treadmill thanks to the heat wave rolling in tomorrow 🙁 I ran outside yesterday and the humidity was so brutal. I seriously should just run spring marathons so I can train through the winter and avoid all this summer awfulness. But at least I know it’ll help make running in the fall feel much easier!

    • July 25, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      The heat wave is here now! With more to come…. Summer training kills me! I’m with you – spring marathons might be the way to go. But you’re right, I think we will be pleasantly surprised with our running abilities come cooler fall weather.