With all of the excitement and nervousness, the final week of training happened!! – and then my first MARATHON 🙂 Wow…while I am pre-writing this, I am excited to be able to say that I conquered the feat of a 26.2 mile run – here’s to hoping that I’m not lying!
Marathon Training – Week 16
Sunday- 3.05 mile easy, shake out run
I woke up not wanting to get out of bed…just so warm and cozy 🙂 but then I looked at the weather report on my phone…WHAT?! 60 degrees!! I’m up…and I was out the door!! I wanted to at least get in 2 easy miles…and I changed up my routes a little to get the extra mile 🙂 Too great of a morning not to!
Monday- no run – it just didn’t happen…with the cold snap, my morning run was not calling my name…and I just got hung up at work and was unable to break away… Complete “rest” days are few and far between…I guess I should “enjoy” it…
Tuesday- 2.05 evening “easy”, shake out run
Again, another day of excuses…and they ALMOST won!! I was able to take my gal out for a quick run…and quick isn’t far from how I would describe it! “You weren’t gone long…” was what I was welcomed home with from the hubs…well, when a 65+ pound lab wants to run and she is tethered to your waist, you don’t have much of a choice…
Wednesday- short 1 mile lunch run + 3 mile walk
Since I have had restless legs, I went for a short lunch run…I didn’t have time for much more than that. While the day is beautiful, the air quality is not great. With all of the field burning around the area (and beyond!!), there is a constant haze of ash and smoke. The little man and I went out for a walk to stretch our legs and calm our nerves about this weekend 🙂
Thursday- 4.25 mile easy paced run
My weekly easy, lunch run 🙂 A little on the warm side, but a great shakeout run! This wonderful weather makes me want to run all day long…while that would be a dream (maybe a 50K someday), my legs are not quite ready for that challenge – not sure if they are ready for the 26.2 this weekend…
Friday- 2.5 mile run
After not getting up for an early morning run, I drove to KC to spend the day “relaxing” before the big run Saturday morning. After being in KC most of the day, I was finally able to get out and was able to get my legs moving. A short out-and-back was all I needed to feel less nervous for the run Saturday morning!
Saturday- MARATHON MORNING – 26.2 mile run
Weekly Miles: 42 miles
608 / 2,016 miles in 2016
This Week’s Projected Workouts
What do I do now?? Have you ever had that feeling after that race that you have been training FOREVER to run??
Well, I plan on keeping up my fitness with various running and cross training routines throughout the week (i.e. easy running Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday, cross training Monday/Wednesday, long run on Saturday or Sunday) to keep up my fitness for pacing half marathons this spring!
Lincoln Half Marathon – May 1st : c0-pacing 2:40
Scout Strong Challenge – May 14th : solo pacing 3:00
Bill Snyder Highway Half – May 21st : co-pacing 2:30
I do not have any events heading into the summer…but that could always change!!
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!
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!
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