My 9th week of marathon training was a little better than the week before, but still didn’t finish all planned runs. The good news: I got a good, sweaty long run in.
|Plan||Rest||4 m run||5 m run||4 m run||Rest||13.1 m run||Rest|
||4 m run||Rest
||5 m run
||Rest||14.9 m run||Rest
Rest! Love those days
4 miles in 36:52 (9:14 pace)
Outside run, it was hot and humid, but I just keep telling myself, this will all pay off in the fall. I found a new little road in my neighborhood and now have a 4 mile route.
Just did not feel like running. Why is it soo difficult to get my weekday runs in?
5 miles in 50 min (10:00)
Treadmill run. I needed a new show since The Bachelorette is over. I found “Extreme Makeover- Weight Loss” and each episode is exactly a 5 mile run and follows 1 person for 1 year and shows their weight loss journey. Good show. I think, I like it better than the Biggest Loser.
14.9 miles in 2:35 (10:24 pace)
The plan said to run a half marathon, but since I skipped last week’s 15 miler I decided to catch up and run 15 miles. The first 11.5 felt great, we averaged 10:15 pace including walk breaks every mile. We took a water break and refilled our bottles and after that I just felt off and we started to walk much more. It was very humid, when we started it was 100% rel humidity (at 7am). Later on it got hot. But again, what doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger!
Planned 26-> Actual: 24
- Body: good, no issues
- Mind: tired and still have a tough time with my weekday runs
Long Run Fuel: 14.9 miles in rain
The night before: Subway sandwich and later on then many snacks, especially ice cream
Before run: apple sauce
During run: pretzl at mile 4, salt stick every hour, pretzl in the last few miles
-> overall felt good, felt a little crampy in my arms and jaw at the end
I was very tired after the long run and had headaches. I think the heat and the long run took a toll on my body. I rested the rest of the weekend. Legs feel fine though.
9 weeks until marathon #3!