Monday, April 29, 2013

Marathon Week 14



Week 14 meant the first week of taper and almost race day! We had a tough week with illness for both O and I meaning easy workouts from Wednesday on. Guess what, spring is finally here and in full force, high 70s and sun this weekend was exactly what we all needed! Congrats to Ashley for finishing her marathon this weekend!

Monday: Easy 4.5 with puppy in morning and 7.5 mile hills in afternoon
Tuesday: Weights with trainer and 7.5 mile run with group
Wednesday: Sluggish Morning 11.4 mile Run (this was when I knew I too was getting sick)
Thursday:  Afternoon weights/core + 3 mile walk with puppy and O
Friday: Morning Spin and Afternoon easy 3.5 mile run to the park
Saturday: 16.2 miles (so nice I finished in just shorts and a sports bra and pretty sure I blinded the cars with my winter white legs an belly!) and 1 mile walk to park
Sunday: 5 mile recovery trail run and Afternoon core/strength
1st Trail Run of 2013

And what's ahead for Week 15 of marathon training? More Taper and lots of rain, yuck! More rolling and icing and pushing the weird knee pain out of my head, oh the joys of taper! How did I get this close? Under two weeks until race day!

Goal: On Sunday I will run half #2 of the year on a hilly course. I ran this 3 years ago (first race backpost-baby).

Monday: Yoga & 8-10 mile run with running friend who is moving to Texas this week
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer and Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Tempo) during preschool
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon weights
Friday: Morning Spin and Yoga
Saturday: 4-6 mile easy run
Sunday: Half marathon: Goals: A) 1:35 B) 1:38 C) 1:41

How was your week? Last day to enter the Huma Gel Giveaway.






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  2. I hope you get your A goal on Sunday! I'm running a half that day too ;) (Thought we were running the same one - so I deleted my previous comment - it's Monday!)

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    1. Right, it is Monday! That would have been fun, but doubtful since this is a smallish local half. Good lcuk to you :)

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  3. I'm running a half on Sun too! The Flying Pig! Yay for spring and great running weather!

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    1. Sounds like a popular running weekend. Good luck Jill :)

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  4. Yay for Spring! It's been so nice to wear less and less clothing with every run. Good luck in your half!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it no longer takes forever to dress to run!

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  5. I'm so glad spring has finally sprung in your area! And I can't believe your marathon is almost here! It seems like just yesterday you were announcing that you were going to run it! Good luck in the half this weekend!

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    1. I know, it went so fast but at the same time feels like it drug out!

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  6. So excited for your second half of the year! Great job with your workouts. Hope you hit your goal!

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  7. Looks like you bounced back quickly from being sick. I've never raced a half so soon before a full... are you planning to "race" or use it more as a long training run? Either way, good luck!

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    1. It depends on the day and how I am feeling, worst case I will use it as a marathon pace run but I hope to race it :)

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  8. I was sick the first week of my taper too. So happy I'm feeling stronger with my last week of taper here. Good luck!

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    1. I think we finally give out bodies time to be sick, who knows but this isn't the first time I have been sick while tapering!

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  9. you were getting sick and still ran 11.4 miles- you go girl! feel better!
    emma @ amomrunsthistown.com

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    1. It was not easy! I kept thinking how tough it was but that I just needed my time and kept moving.

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  10. It's FINALLY spring in MN and IA! Hooray! Your week (even though you were sick) was still awesome. You were definitely an inspiration for my training these past few months, so I owe you a BIG thank you!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Ashley :) my work outs are the thing that keeps me going through the stress :)

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  11. Jen! You won my Aldi/Nuun contest! Email me with your flavor preference and your address!
    mommiesrun@gmail.com

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  12. Your awesome and I really mean that!!! Good luck Sunday! I love doing back to back distance races, its weird I've found that I do pretty well with it. Being sick isn't fun, but hopefully you'll be full energy back before, and you'll just have an awesome run!!!

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    1. Thanks :) I'm trying to take it easy this week to get back to full force.

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  13. you have an amazing workout schedule, I wish I had the motivational drive you have.

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    1. Thanks, it is my motivation to get everything else done!

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  14. Great workouts! Good luck on Sunday, I'm sure you'll do great!

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