Wild Workout Wednesday: Marathon Training Check In


Welcome to back to our Wild Workout Wednesday link up! Each week I link up with Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow and Michelle at Fruition Fitness (our newest hostess, please say HELLO!)  to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try.  Join us for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!

Marathon Training Update

I had originally planned an entirely different post for today but since it’s rather involved and life got in the way yesterday, I decided it would best be left for next week.  

Instead, I’m just going to do a quick update on how marathon training is going.  I am currently three weeks into training which also includes juggling in my ShiftFit Strong trial strength training program as well.  


This is actually the perfect time to revisit how training is going since I am in the final week of the ShiftFit Strong program so I will have to rearrange my current schedule to see how I can best fit in cross training as my mileage increases. 

Here is how it has gone so far: 

Week 1: 

  • Monday – ShiftFit Upper Body 
  • Tuesday – 6 Mile Tempo Run 
  • Wednesday – Rest 
  • Thursday- ShiftFit Lower Body 
  • Friday – Easy 3 Miles 
  • Saturday – 12 Mile Long Run 
  • Sunday- Rest- supposed to do ShiftFit Total Body but needed a rest day. 
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Week 2:

  • Monday-  ShiftFit Upper Body 
  • Tuesday – 6.25 Mile Tempo RunShiftFit Plyo Workout 
  • Wednesday – Rest
  • Thursday – ShiftFit Lower Body 
  • Friday – 7.1 Hilly Run
  • Saturday – ShiftFit Core Strong 
  • Sunday- 13.1 Mile Long Run


Week 3:

  • Monday- ShiftFit Upper Strong
  • Tuesday – ShiftFit Lower Strong
  • Wednesday – 6 Mile Tempo Run
  • Thursday- Rest
  • Friday- ShiftFit Strength Test
  • Saturday – ShiftFit Sprint Mobility + WOD at the park (unplanned but fun!)
  • Sunday- 15 Mile Long Run- nearly died…way too humid. 


As you can see, I missed a run last week but it was because my ShiftFit schedule changed, overall not a big deal and probably needed since my mileage load and weight load are both increasing.  

June Goals Strong GIf


This final week of ShiftFit is focusing on strength testing (Wednesday + Friday) and a decathlon Saturday to see what we are made of.  I also have to work in another run on Thursday plus a 13 mile long run on Sunday….all while my sister’s wedding celebrations are going on.  We will see how that all unfolds! :) 

Wedding Funny


Anyway….looking ahead once I finish ShiftFit Strong after this week, I would like to incorporate my battle ropes, sandbag and HIIT workouts again.

While we do some plyo here and there in the ShiftFit program, we don’t do a ton of HIIT and I miss it.  I think my body craves it and I am looking forward reintroducing a HIIT workout at least once a week during marathon training. 

That’s it for this week’s workout recap, I plan to do a whole post on ShiftFit once I get a chance to process it all and analyze my results! :) 

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What is your favorite way to cross train while marathon training? 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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