Well, like last weekend, I pushed my long run to Sunday – so last week’s numbers aren’t as high as I was thinking…which is probably a good thing! Not all weeks need to be 40-50+ miles to feel like a successful week – sometimes just overcoming the “everyday” is enough to keep you going!
This week started slow, but I was able to get in more cross training days! My first marathon is next weekend! EEEKKKK!
Also, have you checked out The Incredible Virtual Run? It is going to be a good one! I am planning on running the 1/2 marathon distance as part of my marathon next weekend. Happy Running!
Marathon Training – Week 15
Sunday- 10 mile run – last “long run” before marathon day!
It took me a bit of time to get out the door today, but I DID IT! One of those lazy mornings turned into a heat-of-the-day run. At least the 20+ MPH wind gusts kept me dry… Oh!…and my Garmin died around mile 7…which then killed my motivation to get 12 miles today. I settled for roughly 10 miles. Settled is a harsh word, I worked for those 10 miles without the support of my trusty Garmin… Last long run before my first marathon experience!
Monday- 5 mile easy lunch run + 0.25 mile walk back to work
While I did get up relatively early this morning, I just didn’t care to get out for a beautiful, cool morning run. Instead, I planned on a warmer lunch run – I wish I would have remembered my hat (a new running staple for me)…
Tuesday- 4 mile easy run + 0.15 walk back to work
I didn’t start my day planning on running, it is actually a cross training day! But like a lot of days, I just didn’t get around in enough time this morning to get my workout in. So I hit the streets for my lunch break – and boy it was windy!
Wednesday- 2.1 mile easy, late afternoon, lunch run
I was able to get away from work long enough to go for a quick 2 mile run. And boy was it windy…it has been a wind tunnel through KS lately!
2.1 mile stroller walk
Since the weather was so nice, the little guy wanted to be outside, and I still has a couple K steps left for the day, we went for a walk!
rest day 3.5 mile run
Well, today’s run was…………interesting. I got about 1/2 mile in to my run before I was stopped
by an older gentleman asking how to get to the “opera house”. I wasn’t sure that we had an “opera house” in town…but then I thought about the Wareham. While we were not far from that location (about 1/2-2/3 of a mile away), there were a lot of stops and turns and it didn’t seem like he was picking up on my brief directions… So, I did the
stupid not thinking bad irresponsible unsafe controversial decision to ask to get into his car to show him wear to go. While in hindsight, there are may other things that I could have done to help him out WITHOUT getting in the car, but I didn’t feel uncomfortable with my decision – after all, it was along my route that I was taking anyway – and my mace was locked and loaded quite obvious in my hand… Well, all is well that ends well. I do not plan on being QUITE so helpful in the future…but I will take those situations case by case…
Then on the way back, I noticed that the local mall cut down all of their trees…WAIT?! WHAT?! So sad…
Friday- 4.5 mile interval run
While I WANTED to get up early
every day this week to run, I just didn’t… I am a little glad that I waited until my lunch today to run because it was not 30 degrees! I would much rather run in 60+ degree weather…especially with the crazy amount of wind we have had this week!
Saturday-6 mile early morning run with the Manhattan Runners Club : )
Weekly Miles: 38 miles
565.5 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Tweet: Check out the Weekly Workout Wrap via @livinglovingrun and other great #linkups! http://ctt.ec/dk91e+ #fitfluential #sweatpink #runchat
This Week’s Projected Workouts
Marathon Training – Week 16
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly and Tricia! I found a new Monday linkup called #MotivateMe Monday, hosted by Lucie, Janice, and Rachel! Also, check out Ilka and Angela’s Sunday Fitness & Food link up!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Angelina Marie, Annmarie, Nicole, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂
Have you ever tried to be helpful and second guess your decision later? How did your training week go? What are you training for?
Are you running 2,016 miles in 2016? Join me for the fun and challenge!
I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and start a conversation!
8 thoughts on “marathon training w15”
I don’t like running in the wind! How exciting your first marathon is this weekend! You’ll only get one first marathon so make sure — above everything else — you just enjoy the experience. Then, you can start planning the second one. LOL. Good luck Lindsey. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Thanks for linking with us.
Hi Lindsey! Thank you so much for joining the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up. It sounds like you have had a very busy week 🙂 I’m so excited for you about the Marathon and I am looking forward to reading about your experience! What race are you doing? Sending good vibes your way!!
I did the Garmin Marathon in Olathe, KS 🙂
Hi Lindsey! Best of luck on your 1st marathon! It sounds like you are super prepared and just remember to ENJOY yourself! So exciting!
I am always so impressed with your mileage each week- I think mine has only ever been that high during the peak of marathon training! Best of luck with your marathon- can’t wait to hear all about it!