The week of August 24-30 was a cutback week and it was absolutely glorious! Instead of following a strict plan, I set out to run 38-44 miles throughout the week. It was really nice to decide each day how far and how hard I wanted to run. Monday 8/24rest day Tuesday 8/25Distance: 8.67Pace: 9:34 I … More Grand Rapids Marathon – 7 weeks!
I’m still riding the high of my Sunday long run; it was simply glorious. If I was a better blogger I would have some truly amazing pictures to share with you from my run. Instead my phone stayed tucked in my hydration pack for the entire run and you will just have to use your … More Midweek thoughts
My latest week of training almost didn’t happen. I took Monday as a rest day (per usual) and ended up taking Tuesday off as well. When I headed out for a run late Wednesday night I didn’t know if I would even make it through 2 miles. I contemplated making it a cutback week, but … More Grand Rapids Marathon – only 8 weeks remain!
Single digit weeks remaining! I can’t believe how quickly race day is approaching. Especially since I now have two races on my calendar instead of just one. Mondayrest TuesdayDistance: 6.0 with 6 stridesPace: 9:44 WednesdayDistance: 14.0Pace: 9:16 ThursdayDistance: 6.0Pace: 9:58 Fridayrest SaturdayDistance: 7.51Pace: 9:30 SundayDistance: 18.6Pace: 9:34 For my long run I decided to split … More Grand Rapids Marathon – 9 weeks left!
Ever since my less-than-satisfactory finish at the Charlevoix Half Marathon, I have been toying with the idea of adding another half marathon to my 2015 race line up. At first I was really against the idea of adding another race since I was planning on racing a 10 miler in August, which already meant one … More Last minute changes…
It is safe to say that marathon training is starting to take over my life. I’ve already had one 50+ mile week, and, if the rest of the week goes as planned, this week will be even bigger. Yesterday I set out for my longest midweek run ever: 14 miles. Two weeks ago, during my … More Medium Long Run
Just 10 weeks of training remain before my first marathon! Eeek! MondayRest Day! After a crazy weekend with family Monday was a much needed rest day. I had the day off work and, after a tearful goodbye to my sister, I took the most wonderful nap. TuesdayDistance: 10.25Pace: 9:05 average I believe this workout called … More Grand Rapids Marathon – 10 weeks!