Marathon training: 5 down, 13 to go!

And now week 5 is in the books! It’s getting real, mileage is starting to increase. Still feeling good. Today my legs were feeling a little tired but I found my groove and got it done!

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This week was a mess. It’s a good thing I run or I’d be so much more stressed out than I already am. Our house took a lightning strike on Monday and things are broken, un-repairable and we are fighting the insurance company.

But, marathon training must commence! I used my Nathan back pack again today and still liking it. I still only drank about 20 ounces from it while running. But I also had a Gatorade mid-run and at the end. Followed up with amino supplements in my water and a protein shake.

Training this week:

Sunday: Rest day!

Monday: Gym workout (cardio and weights)

Tuesday: 5 miles, 9:21 pace (not sure what lit a fire under us that day!)

Wednesday: 3 miles in the blazing sun, 10:27 pace. Seriously the hardest run ever!

Thursday: Run/Walk Intervals, 4 miles, 9:23 pace

Friday: Rest day!

Saturday: 12 miles, 9:34 pace. One of my best times for that many miles. I also haven’t run 12 miles since May.

 I really don’t know how anyone runs in the sun. 8AM is way too late for me in the summer!

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We are still running intervals on Thursday. We run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute. That minute goes by way too fast!

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My friend Paula makes the best cupcakes and I always get to sample them. She knew I needed them this week!

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Ally and I took Molly to the doggie swim day at our city pool. Molly did good for her first swim.

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And we had this for dinner!

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Here’s to hoping this week is better!

Did you workout today?

Training for anything?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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