Thursday, December 27, 2018

Marathon Training: Week 13

I can't believe my first marathon is coming up in January! All those last few years of thinking about it and knowing that I wasn't ready to commit to training for one seemed like forever ago, and now it's real and I couldn't be more excited (and nervous - let's not lie here lol!). For the marathon plan I'm following, I chose one for beginner runners who have about a year of running under their belt. While I'm not a beginner, I wanted to work more on hills, technique and speed and I feel that this plan will allow me to do that to a greater extent come January for April's marathon. 

Week 13 made me feel unstoppable! I think it was a mix of a constant runner's high and that great feeling you get when you finally get all your holiday shopping over with and can finally chill.

The week 13 breakdown went like this:

Monday 12/17: 13 miles tonight! I needed to make up for not getting the miles in on the weekend, and they fit perfectly into this Monday. I also got chores done around the house and my car washed after work, so I'd say it was very productive! 

Tuesday 12/18: Rest day! And well deserved, too. 😎

Wednesday 12/19: 2 miles I think...this week was super busy so not sure about today. I'm usually so much better about keeping track of this stuff..

Thursday 12/20: 4 of the longest hotel treadmill miles ever- but I mustered up and did it (with a little help from some You Tube entertainment)! 

Friday 12/21: Today was a rest and hang out with family day. It was constantly go-go-go from 6 am to 11 pm, but overall...awesome day. 

Saturday 12/22: 6 miles today at Memorial Park, and I met my friends up in between that mileage for brunch at Buffalo Grille after they were done running the 12ks of Christmas downtown. Pancakes and a run?? Good day! 

Sunday 12/23: LONG RUN DAY!! 20 miles accomplished! This is the furthest I've run so far and it actually went okay. 

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