Marathon training: 17 down, 1 to go!

Well, it’s 1 week and 1 day until I’m at the starting line of the Dallas Marathon! I’m excited and freaking out, just a little.

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The forecast is a little scary. It’s Texas though, so it can change 10 times before then. I do need to prepare mentally for this forecast, just in case. Race Day is December 8!


Training this week:

Sunday: Gym day, 15 minutes on the treadmill plus abs and light weights

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 4 miles, 9:48 pace

Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill plus abs and lots of stretching

Thursday: 4 miles, 8:13 pace

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 9 miles, 9:00 pace. Had some awesome negative splits today. Fell in behind a group running 8:30’s the last 2 miles and it felt great!

It was a little cold at the start, but close to perfect weather. We had a very yummy breakfast afterward at Another Broken Egg. That omelet has bacon, cream cheese, chorizo and jack cheese in it. I asked if the cream cheese was fat free, I told the waiter to just lie to me! I took time to snap a few pictures this morning too.

What a beautiful sunrise!


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This week is light running, so I’ll hot the gym a few times. On the agenda: stretching and more stretching, foam rolling, abs and light weights.

Going to try to eat my best this week, not eating anything I wouldn’t normally eat. Gotta make sure and drink my water too.

How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you race or have training runs this weekend?

Anyone done Christmas shopping already?

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

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