Marathon training: 7 down, 11 to go!

I’m getting closer and closer to the halfway mark! This week started long mid-week runs with 7 miles on Wednesday. But I had a shorter run today than last week. Weekly mileage stayed the same as last week. That 7 mile run Wednesday made speed work on Thursday very difficult. Let’s just say I wouldn’t exactly call it speed work!


I was super sore after last weeks hilly 14 mile route so I went with a less hilly route today for 10 miles. I also tried something new this week. On Monday while Ally was at track I found a hill and some stairs to run/climb/sprint up! It was tough, but I’m thinking about doing it every Monday while she’s there. I only made it 20 minutes this week.

It’s still pretty warm here if you ask me. 80 degrees for a 5AM run is no fun! It was so nice this morning, the temps finally dropped. Chances are they’ll still go back up at least one more time. Such is life in Texas.


While training for my first marathon I’m also running two half marathons and a 10k. Might as well get a medal for running 13 miles, right? I have the Allstate 13.1 in Dallas on October 26 and I just signed up for the McKinny Mini on November 9. I’m hoping for some PR’s on my half time. These two races “claim” they are PR courses. I sure hope so!

And Ally is signed up for two 5k’s so far, I think there will be another one in December.

Training this week:

Sunday: Rest day!

Monday: Hill repeats and running stairs at the track. 20 minutes = 220 calories!

Tuesday: 5 miles, 9:29 pace

Wednesday: 7 miles, 10:06 pace

Thursday: 4 miles, Run/walk intervals, 10:32 pace

Friday: Rest day!

Saturday: 10 miles, 9:23 pace!


My first long mid-week run. Started at 4:40AM!


Saturday’s 10 miles in 65 degree temps! It was wonderful!

We had one driver wanting to play chicken with us and one runner fall. Scary when that happens!
10 miles

Today is my Saturday to work, then I’m hoping to squeeze a nap in, visit my grandmother and probably hit the grocery store at some point. I should probably do laundry too.

Any big plans this weekend?

Did you workout today?

Anyone racing?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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