Marathon Weekly Recap

You think I'm crazy because I run?

Week 8 meant I am hallway to my race, yikes! It isn’t that I have any doubt in finishing but I am lacking the intensity and level of training I hoped to achieve this summer meaning I can likely kiss my PR hopes good bye L Although after this weekend’s 20 miler I am feeling better on the training.

Monday: Core work, run 4 mile to/from store and evening 5 mile hills with friends
Tuesday: Spin in am and Strength with trainer 2 mile walk. Evening 7 mile run coaching
Wednesday: Spin
Thursday: Morning intervals 6 miles (45:35) and strength Evening 5 mile hill run with friends
Friday: Spin
Saturday: 20.7 mile run in 2:57 (8:34 avg pace) and biking (23.7 miles) to a couple wineries J What an adventure on road bikes through a knee high field and over mushy dirt roads for about 3 miles!
Sunday: 5k but with a friend on the course for her tri (Matt swam with the MRTT gang first) and strength and 1.5 mile walk



Week 9 and I hit the halfway point! A strange week ahead with O’s summer dance recital craziness and Ragnar, so no long run and likely a cut back week.

Monday: Core work later and evening run with friends
Tuesday: Spin in am and Strength with trainer. Evening run coaching
Wednesday: Yoga and spin
Thursday: Morning strength and run, Appointment with sports doc in prep for Ragnar!
Friday: Ragnar!
Saturday: Ragnar!
Sunday: Sleep J Short run and strength.



How was your week? What’s ahead? 

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Comments

  1. Congrats on you 20+ miler! I was starting to feel good about my training and then developed some hamstring pains...ugh!

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  2. That is a speedy 20 miler, nice work!! I love that first quote. It's so true!

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  3. Awesome 20 miler! I totally agree with the quote too!

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  4. I just started running and I'm about 10min miles! Maybe one day I'll be there with you on the 8:34 av pace! Amazing :)

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    1. Thanks :) When I started 11 years ago I ran a 5:30 marathon and could barely do faster than 11min mile.

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  6. Hopefully we will run into each other during Ragnar at some point?!

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    1. Yes :) Which runner are you? I'm runner 12.

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  7. Do you not take rest days? I feel lazy if I take more than one rest day, but I always have at least one in the week.

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    1. I take non-running days but not full rest days (been this way for years) my easiest day is pilates or walking but usually spin class or biking on these days.

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  8. Great job on that 20 miler!!! And have so much fun at Ragnar!!!! I'm jealous! ;-)

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    1. Thanks, I am looking forward to the weekend.

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  9. I keep forgetting that you have this weekly link up!!

    Congrats on your runs, you've been a running machine!! I need to sit down as write out my training schedule now that vacation is over. :) you've inspired me!

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    1. It really helps me to have a plan even if I still make changes.

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  10. Crazy is how I would describe myself right now. Not running and not knowing! How could I not be going crazy? I can be feeling fine mentally one minute and the next feel like I'm going to start crying. Ugh!

    I'm trying to stay positive! If you know of a Ragnar team looking for another member in the future I'd love to join :)

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    1. A friend's team needs someone this weekend ;) No, seriously it would be fun to get a team together for next year.

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  11. That picture of the swimming hole looks much like one that I ran by while in upstate NY. We dont have a Ragner in my city, but I did something similar back in April called the Palmetto 200. I had a blast! I'm planning on doing it again next year. Our running team is already talking about it again and registration hasn't even opened yet!

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