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Workout Recap

Marathon Training – Week 6


Sunday- 4 miles – recovery run

42 minute run
15 minute walk

I started a little later than I wanted, but my legs were happy after the run was over. My knees were tight in the beginning – but loosened up about 0.25 miles in. On the other hand, my right foot was not happy about this recovery run…it was sore for most of the first 5K but felt better during the walk back to the house. I purposefully avoided the large hills near the in-laws house and stayed on relatively flat roads… (if those even exist in the area they live)


Monday- no workout completed 😦

Since we stayed in KC Sunday night, we needed to spend the morning traveling and not running. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times that I was willing and able to get up at 4:30 am and get in my morning run before driving for 2 hours…but today was not one of those days! I was then going to try and get in a lunch run – but since I came into work late, I decided to keep working… Last chance! I thought I could fit in a cardio session in the evening…but a not-well-feeling little boy was the focus of my time. By the time the little man was in bed, the hubs came home and I was just beat… Not sure if I will make up the workout or not (read below to see what happens) 🙂

Tuesday- cross training – Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit 

45 minute workout – 2 miles of “movement” accounted for on the Garmin)

I was thinking that I would be able to get up early enough to get both my cross training AND my missed run in before work…but the snooze button won the morning events. I was able to get my cross training completed before work!


4 miles – threshold lunch run

45 minute run
5 minute walk

Well, I made it out for a lunch run after all 🙂 Sometimes, you just need to run! I completed my threshold run (from yesterday) and then an easy pace run back to work.


Wednesday- 4.55 miles – interval run

53 minute run

I needed to be sure to get this workout in before work – because I am signed up to donate blood at work! I am a regular when it comes to donating blood…I just need to be careful about my training – especially the day or so after donation (good thing tomorrow is supposed to be a “rest” day).


*Update – My hemoglobin test was 12.2 which is too low to donate today. So I am going to look into another local drive to donate at soon!

**Update to the update – Next donation attempt set for February 22nd! (I am pretty sure I am going to be eating a steak every night the week before this next donation time…). 

Thursday- rest day

4.15 miles – easy run

50 minute run

Rest day – what is that?! No really…I feel like my legs get restless on “rest” days. I needed to go to the bank anyway, so I took my lunch break outside! What is interesting is that my pace was a little quicker than an “easy” pace for me…but I wasn’t putting any more effort into the run. Good sign!


Friday- 5 miles – fartlek/interval run

50 minute run
6 minute walk

While today should have been a “morning hills” workout, I just found other things to do in the morning. I moved my run to lunchtime… The fun should have been a fartlek, running at various intensities throughout the workout – so I repeated my interval run from the other morning. This was also the run that I used for the Nuun Year Dash 5K time. I was not running for any PR, just getting in a nice workout 🙂 #nuunyeardash


Saturday- 13.76 miles – long run

13.1 mile run – 2:35
12 minute walk

Story of my life – Goal: I plan on getting out for a long run ahead of the group run to make up some miles… Reality: the snooze button works its devious magic and I am unable to get out of bed when I planned on. Well…as that would happen again, I just didn’t get in the additional miles BEFORE the group run, ran part of the second loop, and then ran home.


Weekly Miles: 37 miles
Weekly Minutes: a lot of minutes 🙂

212.38 / 2,016 miles in 2016

Check out my Weekly Workout Wrap with misssippipiddlin & hohoruns – check out the other #linkups #runchat #fitfluential #sweatpink

This Week’s Projected Workouts

Marathon Training – Week 7


Check out some awesome #linkups this week!

There is the great Weekly Wrap #linkup with Holly and Tricia!


…and check out a couple other weekend updates with Meghan and Katie!

Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: PattyErika, & Marcia!

Tuesdays (1)

I am also linking up with Angelina Marie, Annmarie, Nicole, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂


How did your week go? Do you donate blood? Do you have a favorite cardio workout?
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15 thoughts on “marathon training w6

  1. Oh man, the blood bank loves to call & beg me for donations, I’m O+.
    But the last few times I’ve tried to donate they’ve either A. had problems getting the needle in right or B. I haven’t been able to flow fast enough to fill up a bag. So it’s been quite a while since I even attempted to donate.

    But big kudos to you for trying & signing up to try again in a few weeks. I always get so nervous!

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    1. I am lucky in that we have the mobile donation station come to our work every 8-10 weeks and I have the ability to sign up and go. I started telling them to pick the arm they want to draw from because I had issues with my vein collapsing and getting like 2 drops in the bag and can’t “donate” again for 8 weeks…bummer!


  2. Wow, you got in lots of miles for marathon training last week, nice job. I laughed about your steak comment, since your hemoglobin test was not at the appropriate level for donation.

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  3. I can not give blood. I’m anemic and I have a tendance of passing out when I think too much about needles. I found this out the hard way and it actually took two times I passed out to realize the connection. My hubs will donate though. Do you notice anything different when you give blood? I mean what do you do? I guess I’ve never really thought about it since I can’t . Thanks lady for linking up with us!

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    1. First, thanks for the info for the blog hops this month 🙂 Second, I try and donate as often as allowed, every 8 weeks or so. For me, depending on my hydration and food intake, I get quite exhausted the day or two after donation. I just am careful not to donate within a week or so before any “races”…and early in the week so I am “recovered” before my Saturday long run 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You got it done! 37 miles is a strong week! Is that a particular app you are using as a training plan? It is very detailed. Years ago, I used to work for a company who hosted blood drives on a regular basis. We would get some really cool T-shirts too. Occasionally, I would be anemic but they still gave me the shirt. LOL. I haven’t donated in a long time. Thanks for linking with us Lindsey!


    1. Thanks! I am using a Garmin training plan this time around…I used several different plans for 1/2 marathon training. I just hope I can get a good donation in a couple weeks! If not, I might take a break for a bit… Thanks for stopping by 🙂


    1. There are a lot of non-meat protein sources, so I think you’d be fine 🙂 There is something o do with red meat that helps with this as well (otherwise, I have no idea why they tell you to have a steak the day before donation)… Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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