Monday, September 30, 2013

Marathon Weekly: Taper Time!

Coffee & macarons
Week 15 and the peak of marathon training! I loved this week for that but it was also the week of pure craziness and new beginnings. As I have mentioned before Morgan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma earlier this month, we met with the oncology vet on Monday and as Morgan underwent a bone biopsy on Tuesday we found out the damage was extensive leading to a fast forward on amputation by 10 days. SO Wednesday he became a 3 legged pup, but is doing great (follow his journey at Morgan Runs). He came one Thursday night, meaning lack of sleep and a long Friday that ended in a sick kiddo who I finally brought in on Sunday and O has strep!

Monday: Morning run with a new running friend 7.5 miles and afternoon run/walk with Matt 5 miles strength with trainer
Tuesday: Evening run coaching 6 miles hills
Wednesday: Strength and 30 min elliptical
Thursday: Morning intervals 6.5 miles 45:00 Afternoon run (break between work and meeting) 4.25 miles speedwork
Friday: Strength
Saturday: 22.25 miles 3:16:21
Sunday: 5.5 mile easy recovery run ½ mile walk with Morgan and yoga

Week 16 and taper time! Watch out, I seriously hate this time, give me high mileage any day.

Monday: Early work day so afternoon stength
Tuesday: Spin in morning and Evening run coaching
Wednesday: Morning run, Strength with trainer
Thursday: Morning spin and evening run
Friday: Strength
Saturday: 10K Race + 10 miles on own
Sunday: Volunteer at TCM Medical Tent, so I hope I don’t see anyone I know!


How was your week? 





10 comments:

  1. Crazy week 15!! So not a fan of the taper. A necessary evil!

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  2. Yay Morgan! 3-legged pups are the best. I am pulling for you, little guy!

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  3. Oh you've had a rough week girl with your sweet dog and sweet baby! Great job with your training. And yes taper week is no fun! But you can do it!

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  4. Glad Morgan did well! Can't believe it's taper time already. I always look forward to it but then go crazy once I'm in the middle of it!

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  5. So sorry for your puppy but glad he's doing well! He's a lucky dog to have such a great family!

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  6. Tapering is hard, but as we know a necessity! Good luck on the upcoming marathon!!

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  7. Hope your fur baby is back to running with you soon. :( So hard when they are sick.

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  8. Great training! Sorry about you pup becoming a tri-pawed. He looks just like mine! Hope he gets better soon.

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  9. Way to keep up with your training during sickness and puppy issues! I hope Morgan heals up quickly from the surgery :) Hugs!

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  10. Way to go girl! :) Awesome job on your training! :)

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