Training Recap: April 28th – May 7th.

Well, training is pretty much over. We officially started training the last week in January and we spent every Saturday morning battling the cold, wind, rain, sleet, and snow during our long runs. We pushed ourselves to hit our marks for tempo and track workouts and it’s now time to see if the training will pay off. The race is on Mother’s Day and I can’t think of a better present to myself than to qualify for Boston. 🙂
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Monday, April 28th:

6.5 tempo miles –

2 warmup (8:22, 7:39)
3 tempo (7:28, 6:49, 7:11)
1.5 cool down (7:50)

Tuesday, April 29th:

Julie’s 30 minute boot camp workout.

Wednesday, April 30th:

6 mile pyramid run –

9:13
8:34
8:12
8:00
8:12
8:34

Thursday, May 1st:

Track – 5 x 1000m in 4:09 (200m active rest interval plus a minute of rest)

1000m times:

4:08
4:09
4:10
4:11
4:09

Friday, May 2nd:

5.7 easy miles with a 15 minute arm and abs workout

Saturday, May 3rd:

10 miles at an 8:04 pace. Last long run and it felt great.

Sunday, May 4th:

REST

Monday, May 5th:

8 miles at an 8:12 pace. Knee pain started around mile 6…I have no idea where this came from but fingers crossed it feels good on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 6th:

Track – 6 x 400m in 1:37 with 400m active RI

We finished each 400m in under 1:37. Knee felt ok but now my groin has a slight soreness. (Training for 4 months without an issue and now things start to hurt the week of the marathon, not fun.)

Wednesday, May 7th:

REST day. Went out to lunch. 🙂

Thursday, May 8th:

We have 3 miles scheduled for today with an 8:12 pace (this is our marathon pace). Please keep your fingers and toes crossed and hope that my body holds up a little longer!
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Since this post is heavy on text, here are some pictures from this last weekend. 🙂

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Week of 4/13-4/19: Training Recap

Hey everyone. Since I can’t seem to ever post “Marathon Training Monday” on Monday, this post has a new catchy title, “Training Recap.” I know it’s super original, but please feel free to use it if you would like. 🙂

Monday:

8 tempo miles – 1 warmup and 7 at a 7:36 pace (this run was followed by lots of cake to celebrate my mom’s bday).

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Tuesday:

Body Pump class

Wednesday:

Track workout – 10 x 400m with a 400m recovery jog in between sets

Our times:
1:37
1:37
1:34
1:37
1:42
1:38
1:41
1:41
1:39
1:38

Thursday:

Body Pump class

Friday:

Last 20 mile run of training!!! 20.5 miles at an 8:20 average pace. It felt pretty good and I’m so glad we start a slow taper from here on out. 🙂

Saturday:

Hang around the house and eat lots of good food. Rest days are super important and I take them very seriously. 🙂

2 1/2 weeks until race day! After watching the Boston Marathon coverage on Monday, I want this BQ even more. ❤

Have a great day!

Such a sad day…

I have been struggling with what to say at a time like this.  All I know is that I am praying for the victims and their families and for everybody else that was affected by this tragedy.  Running the Boston Marathon is any runners dream come true…and the families and friends that come out to support the runners and the countless volunteers and medical staff that help out are all part of making that dream come true.  In a few seconds this day, which is usually full of accomplishment and joy, turned into panic, fear, and tragedy.  I just can’t even imagine what it must have been like to be there…my thoughts are with Boston.

To show support for the victims and their families, I participated in Race Shirt Tuesday and wore my 10k shirt from this past weekend.

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While still in shock watching the coverage yesterday, I looked down and saw Annabelle just smiling away.  My first thought was, “how could she be laughing at a time like this?”  But then of course I realized that at only 3 months old she knows nothing about hate or evil in this world and she is truly innocent…really amazing when you think about.

I’m definitely counting my blessings tonight.

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