Monday, May 6, 2013

Marathon Week 16!




Week 15 meant the final week of “real training” and guess what, more SNOW! Seriously both May 1st and 2nd brought snow here. But finally today Spring is back, to stay I hope! This week looks nothing like my typical packed week, my allergies kicked my butt and I decided to be smart for a change and sleep in, skip spin, cut runs short that felt terrible and take it easy. Wow, did I just write that?


Monday: Hilly 12 mile run with friends
Tuesday: Weights with trainer/ 2 mile walk and 7.5 mile run with group
Wednesday: Sluggish Morning 5 mile Run (cut short and walked back)
Thursday:  Afternoon weights/core
Friday: 8 mile run including my 5 by the 5th
Saturday: 5.5 miles with group
Sunday: 13.1 miles + 1 mile walk, I turned it into a training run after how I have felt (full report tomorrow). Hammy was only slightly sore but the foot was another story. No idea what this is about, it was mildly achy the last few miles but after I got home, yikes! And later I felt like I was walking on a lump L Afternoon core/strength

That is actually snow falling!
And what's ahead for Week 16 of marathon training? The Marathon! Besides that I finish my 2nd grad program on Friday! J

Goal: On Saturday I will run marathon #21 and first since October 2012. Hoping for a good race after a year of tough racing and here they are the #s I hope for A: 3:20 B: 3:25 C: 3:35 but what I really need right now is this foot pain to stop! Please send good foot thoughts my way!

Monday: Yoga, ? easy elliptical to loosen legs
Tuesday: Core & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (4-5 miles) during preschool
Thursday: Morning Spin & core
Friday:  Yoga
Saturday: Marathon!
Sunday: Hike

How was your week? Last day to enter the GFConnect Giveaway for a great package of Gluten Free food valued over $100





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    1. Thanks, I am hoping it is nothing since I had no issues until yesterday.

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  2. Good luck on your next race!!!

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  3. Good for you for cutting back a bit- I hope the foot heals up quickly with a little more tapering... good luck on race day!!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I am hoping a super easy week does the trick!

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  4. Good luck with your foot. Sounds like a little resting and icing might be in order. Hope the race goes well.

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    1. Thanks, yep those are my plans for the week.

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  5. I hope your foot heals up quickly so that you can achieve your goals! Marathon number 21?! That's great! I'm hoping to run a marathon in the next couple of years...I'm not sure I'm ready yet! I wanna get a few more halfs under my belt first. Good luck!

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    1. I am crazy and ran a marathon as my first ever race, so with a having done halfs you are set!

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  6. Oh no! Way to be smart and cut back. I was feeling that way this week too. I'm usually such a stickler for following a training plan but I knew I needed it. Hope rest does the trick!

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    1. Thanks, I tend to go all out too but as I age getting smarter...I hope!

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  7. Oh no I really hope whatever's going on with your foot heals quickly!! Marathon #21? Wow!! Good luck - looking forward to hearing how it goes!

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  8. I'm sorry about your foot. Hopefully a couple days of rest will get it back to normal.

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  9. Injurys are especially hard on runners. Most people would look at it as an excuse to not workout. Not runners, there is something about runners. They have the best drive for life.

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    1. So true! We get upset when we have to rest, I think this is what makes runners so strong!

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  10. Woohoo! I can't believe it's almost here! You're going to do sooo great!!!!

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  11. You're going to be ready for #21! It's fun to follow everyone's training up to the goal race.

    Snow? No way! I will never again complain about winter in OH. Ugh!

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    1. I know, it is fun to see how every does :)

      Yep, snow, it is wrong!

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  13. Wow! You are hardcore. Marathon #21??? I just started running because my wife pressured me into it and man do my feet hurt! A friend recommended I try an arch support from www.goodfeet.com for the foot pain. He even said it could help with plantar fasciitis pain.

    Do any of you use arch supports or do you use anything else for foot pain?

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    1. Thanks, welcome to running :) Sorry no advice except to try ice and rolling the arch.

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