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LONDON MARATHON TRAINING Week 6 | Visiting the KOBE BRYANT MEMORIAL | RUNNING BROOKLYN | TEMPO RUN

Week 6 of marathon training was a goodie. Particularly because I did a running tour through Brooklyn with my running group for Black History Month-Day-Year. That’s right, it’s not just a single month for us, it’s our life!

Running through Fort Greene Park, seeing Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, great African American Museums, churches, the Barclay Center, and the Kobe Bryant Memorial which was so beautiful and sad to see at the same time. Growing up in the Bronx, all I knew was Harlem, and my family in Queens, so Brooklyn was never on my radar. It’s amazing to see all of the history it beholds.

This week was pretty dope, and I’m grateful that I was able to experience it. Check out the full video below, or CLICK HERE.

LONDON MARATHON TRAINING | Week 5 | Can an off week hurt YOUR MARATHON TRAINING? | Life of a Runner

Week 5 of training; Ever had a lazy week of running? Well that’s exactly what this week was for me. I only got in 2 runs this week, and although I’m off of my training schedule, I felt strong during both runs, and that’s a win for me! Check out the visuals below from this week, and let me know if you’ve ever been off your training schedule, and how you’ve recovered.

Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon Weekend Visuals

Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon Weekend Visuals

In October I ran the Detroit Free Press Int’l half marathon. Check out my race recap HERE. Of course I chronicled the whole weekend, but never got around to editing the footage…silly me! So take a look at all that I did that weekend including:

✅Visiting the iconic #MotownMuseum (they don’t let you take pics or video inside, except for the studio room. Kinda puts a downer on the experience)
✅Bell Isle Aquarium – cute little Aquarium, free entry & free parking, add it to your list.
✅Anna Scrupps Whitcomb Conservatory – next door to the aquarium, it’s beautiful and worth a visit.
✅Joe Louis Monument – A ginormous fist in the middle of a busy road, a must visit IG photo op.
✅Eastern Market – lots of beautiful art, good music, and great food. Don’t forget to visit the Detroit vs. Everybody store!

LONDON MARATHON TRAINING | Week 4 | Tempo Run | Cross-training | Yoga for Runners | Life of a Runner

LONDON MARATHON TRAINING | Week 4 | Tempo Run | Cross-training | Yoga for Runners | Life of a Runner

Week 4 of London Marathon training was actually quite ok by me. Although I didn’t complete my long run this week, my shin pains have diminished dramatically. I’m not sure if its the change in my sneakers, or the increase in yoga, but something is working and I’m feeling so much better!

This week started with a tempo run with my group which was great. We did a 1:1, which is one minute of increased running, and 1 mile of jogging x 10. My splits below are a little wacky because I hit the lap button on my garmin manually each time, but you can get the gist of it.

I did 3 days of yoga this week, with 1 day being Hot Yoga. On Sunday I tried to go out for my long run, but after a little over 4.2 miles I just was not info it and called it a day. There’s no sense in forcing something to happen that just isn’t there.

Check out my full video below of this weeks recap, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel here http://bit.ly/2kSRcAw to get updates on all of my training.

London Marathon Training Week 4 recap
London Marathon Training | A Runners Life | Week 3 FAIL! (A little late!)

London Marathon Training | A Runners Life | Week 3 FAIL! (A little late!)

A little late posting this one, but here’s a recap of week 3 of my London marathon training which was a complete fail! Running on the concrete has always been pretty hard on my body, so running for 2 days and 16.2 miles on the Arizona concrete really did a number on my shins. So much so that I was totally out of commission for a few days.

I took a 3 day rest, and attempted to run on the treadmill on Thursday, the shines were screaming! It wasn’t totally painful, but uncomfortable enough that my little walk run that I was doing just couldn’t be sustained. So I headed to the weights and did a little strength training. Check out my video below, or CLICK HERE to view.

I ended up with 1.36 not so pretty miles on the treadmill

I switched out my sneakers to the Adidas Ultra Boost which have a lot more cushion then my usual light weight sneakers. Now, while this felt much better, and I had less shin pain, it was still there and I didn’t want to push it, so I got in a very easy 2 miles that day.

Track miles

It was a pretty light week training wise, but something is better than nothing, and I’d rather be safe and keep my self healthy, than be injured on the sidelines.

Check out my video below of this weeks training, and subscribe to my YouTube channel here http://bit.ly/2kSRcAw to get updates on all of my training.

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