Weekly Recap: December Week 2

 

Happy Sunday! What a whirlwind past seven days! This past week I ran 34 miles, my highest mileage week this training cycle. I am feeling better, with just a few lingering symptoms we aren’t sure about. It blows my mind how close Christmas is, and I hate that because I have been so preoccupied with medial stuff I still don’t feel like I have been able to soak it all in. That is going to be my goal for this week!

Check out my workouts below:

Sunday: Woman’s half marathon

Monday: rest

Tuesday: stationary bike (30 minutes) and upper body weights

Wednesday: 3 mile run, upper body weights and legs

Thursday: upper body weights and stationary bike (20 minutes)

Friday: rest (the gym was CLOSED and we have no idea why…still investigating.)

Saturday: 18 mile run

Whew! I can’t believe it’s less than a month until marathon weekend. I am so excited (and a little nervous!) After that I have ZOOMA Florida,  Princess in February, and then, who knows! I actually have no plan after that. Which honestly, I am happy about. I had a full fall race schedule, and marathon training is wiping me out with everything else that has been going on. It’s kind of refreshing to have no plan after February. I think I will probably take some much needed time off (unless there is a race I don’t know about that I just HAVE to run!)

Ok, so yesterday Bobby and I ran 18 miles, our longest run since training for the 2011 marathon. Not going to lie, it hurt and was painful, but we did it! I’m sore and tired, but still in one piece. We have 21 on the schedule for next weekend, and then thankfully, that’s our last super long run until the race. I think some people’s bodies are just made more for running marathons, and mine is not one of them. Goofy is a goal I have had for a long time, but after that, I don’t know if I see another full in my future and I am totally ok with that.

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I may be smiling, but every muscle in my legs was screaming at me, and SO glad to be done with 18! So proud we got through it though. Wearing my ZOOMA shirt, which I LOVE. So, so soft.

QOTD: What do you tell yourself to get through really tough workouts or runs?

Comments

  1. Great job on your 18 miles girl! I had 22 on the schedule yesterday and it was horrible! The first time I didn’t finish a run…I only made it to 18. Taking two weeks off for my knee has seriously messed up my endurance. I had to walk more than I’ve ever had to walk in a run yesterday. I’m just hoping I get some of my endurance back before Disney. At least it’s a no pressure race! I’m pretty sure this will be my last marathon too even though I really wanted to do Goofy. Not sure my body will let me. :-/

  2. After training for Goofy, I think I can say this will be my first and last marathon. It’ll be good to experience, but I’m just not having fun with the training like I do with other races.

  3. Congrats on the 18 miles! I am definitely one who is not built to run a full, and I don’t know if there will be a race to tempt me, even Disney. There is no way I could’ve done one more quarter-mile after my last half, and I was quite happy to be at the finish line.

  4. Love your blog! I’ll be running the Disney Marathon as well and I have one loooong run left, thank goodness. To get through it I try to break it up into thirds. I’ll run a third outside, a third on my treadmill, and then back outside.

  5. I did 18 miles today too! It was longest training run to date. I run on a local trail and had a friend with me for the first 7 (3.5 out in back). When I parted from her I ran 3.5 the other direction and back. Followed by another 2 out and back. I think I think the last mile was the fastest. I find that it really helps having it broken up in segments and having a friend to talk to. I feel like I’m mentally almost there for the full marathon.

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