Weekly Workout

marathon training w16

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!


Workout Recap

Marathon Training – Week 16 

IMG_9049Sunday- 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…IMG_9107

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 🙂

Tweet: Check out the Weekly Workout Wrap via @livinglovingrun and other great #linkups! http://ctt.ec/dk91e+ #fitfluential #sweatpink #runchat

Thursday- 4.25 mile easy paced runimg_9129

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

Tweet: Celebrate with @livinglovingrun on her 1st #marathon experience @GarminMarathon http://ctt.ec/zZ8XE+ #sweatpink #fitfluential #runchat

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!

Tweet: Check out the Weekly Workout Wrap via @livinglovingrun and other great #linkups! http://ctt.ec/dk91e+ #fitfluential #sweatpink #runchat

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 LucieJanice, 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: 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? Join me for the fun and challenge!

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

22 thoughts on “marathon training w16

  1. I saw your Instagram post and YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations on running for first full marathon! And I totally understand that “now what?” feeling after a race. Training for a marathon feels like a lifetime 🙂

    My marathon is coming up in 4 weeks and I am SO excited! A little nervous but mostly excited. My runs lately have been very rainy/cold and I sure hope race day is nice.
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/


  2. Congratulations on a marathon. I’m hoping to accomplish my first half in June. I;m quite scared to that distance!


  3. Woo-hoo! Great job on your full. I’ve only done one and it was such a wonderful experience that I signed up to do an ultra this year. Ha.

    Hope you’re resting, stretching, rolling, hydrating and planning for more races when you’re up to it.


  4. Congratulations on your first marathon! You did great. If you are like me, you’ll want to sign up for another one right away! Have you paced half marathons before or will this be your first experience doing that? I’ve thought about it, but I’m not very consistent with my pace. I’m afraid people would complain! Enjoy your rest and recovery. Thanks for linking with us Lindsey.


    1. Thanks! I am not quite running to sign up for another…but with better shoes or insoles, I will easily beat my time by 30-45 minutes next time! I have not paced races before, this will be my first season 🙂 With “smart pacing”, the pace isn’t consistent mile to mile because the conditions (terrain, heat/cold, weather, etc.) isn’t the same for every mile…the pace varies some mile to mile and it is a little easier to control than standard, mile to mile pacing.


  5. Congratulations to you on your race!!!! Yay! I’m like you after my marathon I was like what do I do now??? Course I found plenty to do like 5 half’s and still counting! Enjoy the time off and take care of yourself! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.