Marathon training: 16 down, 2 to go

When I started this series of recaps week 16 seemed so far away. Now it’s here and week 18 is closing in on me fast!

week 16

Some observations from the last 16 weeks:

  • Need a better nutrition plan next time. (did I just type that????)
  • Will be spending December and January getting these 4-5 pounds off.
  • Need to make more room/time for cross training and ab work. It was done but only once a week.

Training this week:

Sunday: 20 miles, recap here

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 5 miles, 9:49 pace

Wednesday: 4 miles, 10:06 pace

Thursday: 5 miles, 9:57 pace

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 10 miles, 9:31 pace

Today’s weather was 37 (felt like 28), drizzly and a little windy. It was very hard to get out the door but once I got going it was great. Almost perfect temps, without the wind. I also purchased hand warmers last night and those were a life saver.

10 miles

So, I took a peek at the elevation for the Dallas Marathon….

elevation Marathon



Looks fun, right? That’s why I hill train, every single week!

This was a good running week for me. I didn’t make it to the gym, but now that I’m running less the next two weeks, hopefully I can get there a few more times.

I’m excited for Thanksgiving Day, pumpkin pie is my favorite! Ally and I are running our local Turkey Trot that morning.

Anyone go out of town for Thanksgiving?

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Who’s running a Turkey Trot?

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

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5 Responses to Marathon training: 16 down, 2 to go

  1. Amy says:

    Oh, my gosh! I’ve done several half marathons, but the thought of a full scares me! Great training!

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    No turkey trot for me, you saw my husbands militant schedule on my fitness survey 🙂 My all time favorite Turkey day food is a corn casserole. Ummmm, so decadent and bad for you, but SO good!

    • howmyworldruns says:

      I love corn casserole too! There’s only 4 of us this year so we trying to cut back on the number of dishes we make.

  3. Betsy says:

    We go to my sister in laws for Thanksgiving, about 30 minutes away. I am not running a turkey trot, but I am volunteering for one. Should be fun. =) And I think my favorite t-day food it pumpkin pie. YUM! I really, really need to get back out there this week. Maybe I will shoot for a goal of a mile each morning.

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