Monday, November 20, 2017

Disney Marathon Training - Week 11

I knew I would have a lot going on this week. I'm getting deep in to marathon training at this point and need to nail my runs. So, I had to make it all happen.


On Monday I hit the treadmill for five easy miles. I got to wear my new Saucony Freedom for the first time. Everything felt really good and I am happy with the miles!


Tuesday after work I hit the track for my weekly track workout. Here is how it broke down.
1 mile warm up
800m x 6 - Goal 3:47 (3:31, 3:40, 3:38, 3:32, 3:34, 3:42)
1 mile cool down
A little over six miles total.

I love 400m and 800m workouts. They are for sure my favorites. I was very pleased with this workout but I did feel my one blister get a little irritated during this workout.


Wednesday I woke up super early to get a tempo workout in. Well, I only managed half of it because that blister I was talking about ripped open. It was so painful I couldn't go any further. I ran four of my eight miles with three at threshold pace.


Thank you all for the suggestions on how to help the blisters. I ended up with the blister bandaids and they have helped so far!

Thursday I met up with some other Pittsburgh Running Bloggers and we did a barre class at The Dailey Method - Wexford. It was so much fun! It was a great workout and these ladies are amazing. I have already signed up for some other classes at TDM. I'm excited to add this in to my training.


Friday I left town and headed to Shippensburg! I was meeting my friend Sarah. We would be surprising our friend Jeff who was running the JFK 50 miler on Saturday. I also found out on Friday I was selected to be a Pittsburgh Marathon blogger for 2018! I am thrilled to be able to represent this community again!

Saturday was great! We surprised Jeff and got to be his support crew through the entire day. We were in four states, found some interesting places and just had fun! It was an amazing inspiration to watch all of the finishers.


After watching over 700 people finish a 50 miler, I could not go in to my long run in terrible spirits. This would be my longest run since Pittsburgh in May, 16 miles. Sarah took me to a local trail where I could get my distance in. It was very quiet and peaceful. I had some conversations with myself, figured some things out and just relaxed. It was very windy and started to rain, but I did it and at a perfect long run pace!

Thanks Sarah for the picture!

Weekly Total: 31.2 miles
November Total: 80.3 miles
2017 Total: 992.6 miles

A little over eight miles until I hit my 2017 mileage goal!! I am so excited to hit this huge goal, even with a month to spare! After this weeks long run I am really remembering what marathon training feels like. It's coming together!

Pittsburgh Marathon Bloggers add your weekly recap to the link up below!


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Do you have any plans for the holiday? Let me know!

112 comments:

  1. Great job on your workouts and it looks like your long run went well!

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  2. So cool that you all got together to support a friend's race! Great job this week. Knock on wood--I've never gotten a blister from running!

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