Weekly Workout

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WOW! This week started out with a BIG BANG! I was able to finally get my 20-miler out of my training plan and I hit 500+ miles for the year! And with that…we begin the taper for the Garmin Marathon in 3 weeks…3 WEEKS!! EEEEKK,…I am equally excited and petrified of what that day is going to turn out like… Here we go!

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Workout Recap

Marathon Training – Week 14

Sunday- 20.1 mile LOOOOOOONG run

Well, due to the weather and just plain not wanting to get out while potty training the little guy, I pushed my long run to Sunday…and BOY, WAS IT LONG! There were so many times that I wanted to throw in the towel and head home…but I pushed through. At around mile 12 or so, I found a new road that I hadn’t run yet… The change in scenery helped me get through to 14. Once I was at 14, there was 1 more out-and-back that would take me to the 20-mile point to get home. Wow, I feel so much stronger in mindset that I was able to get through that workout!!

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Monday- 2 mile shake-out lunch run

With yesterday’s 20-miler on my legs, I wanted to just get out and clear out a little of the residual soreness – a short lunch run was just the trick  : )

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Tuesday- 3.13 mile bike to work + 5.12 mile bike over lunch + 3.12 mile bike home

Today was just a day for not running and getting in a little heart pumping time : ) I convinced the hubs to take and pick up little man from daycare so I could bike to work and back. While it is a little on the windy side, I am glad that I was able to!

Wednesday- 2.75 mile morning run + 2.65 mile lunch run

Well, the weather was perfect this morning – so I pushed myself out the door for a morning run! Since the day was going to be beautiful, I also packed my running clothes for a nice lunch run! I decided to make my lunch run a little more interesting by completing my threshold run for the day – yeah, it would have made more sense to do that one BEFORE work, but what can you do?

Thursday- no workout – that is what a “rest day” is for…I think… : )

Friday- 4.5 mile easy run

A beautiful day for a run, that is all : ) Happy legs. Happy heart. Run happy!

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Saturday- 3.55 mile run walk with little man

Well, I had all intention of running my last “long run” today…but the warmer weather on Sunday talked me out of it… So we finished the day with a walk! 

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Weekly Miles: 37 miles

526 / 2,016 miles in 2016

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This Week’s Projected Workouts

Marathon Training – Week 15

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Check out some awesome #linkups this week!

As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap #linkup with Holly and Tricia! I found a new Monday linkup called #MotivateMe Monday, hosted by LucieJanice, and Rachel!

Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: PattyErika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Angelina Marie, Annmarie, Nicole, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂


How did your training week go? What are you training for?
Are you running 2,016 miles in 2016? 

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and start a conversation!

4 thoughts on “marathon training w14

  1. Wow, you got lots of running in your week! I loved that you biked to work. I used to and loved it, until I got another job that’s just too far away for me to do so. And, I also have the dilemma of driving my son to day care before work. What program do you use to plan your workouts?

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    1. We used to live even closer to my work and I would bike most days (for a while)… Then we moved and had our little guy. If I had one of those fancy kid caddy things for my bike, I would totally bike everyday (when the weather allows!). It is just hard when I need to pick him up right after work… Since getting my new Garmin, I have used one of their training plans. It syncs with my app and I can send workouts to my watch 🙂 I really love this feature!

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