Marathon training: 17 down, 1 to go!

Well, it’s 1 week and 1 day until I’m at the starting line of the Dallas Marathon! I’m excited and freaking out, just a little.

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The forecast is a little scary. It’s Texas though, so it can change 10 times before then. I do need to prepare mentally for this forecast, just in case. Race Day is December 8!

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Training this week:

Sunday: Gym day, 15 minutes on the treadmill plus abs and light weights

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 4 miles, 9:48 pace

Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill plus abs and lots of stretching

Thursday: 4 miles, 8:13 pace

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 9 miles, 9:00 pace. Had some awesome negative splits today. Fell in behind a group running 8:30′s the last 2 miles and it felt great!

It was a little cold at the start, but close to perfect weather. We had a very yummy breakfast afterward at Another Broken Egg. That omelet has bacon, cream cheese, chorizo and jack cheese in it. I asked if the cream cheese was fat free, I told the waiter to just lie to me! I took time to snap a few pictures this morning too.

What a beautiful sunrise!

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9 miles

This week is light running, so I’ll hot the gym a few times. On the agenda: stretching and more stretching, foam rolling, abs and light weights.

Going to try to eat my best this week, not eating anything I wouldn’t normally eat. Gotta make sure and drink my water too.

How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you race or have training runs this weekend?

Anyone done Christmas shopping already?

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

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2 comments to Marathon training: 17 down, 1 to go!

  1. Betsy says:

    Thanksgiving was great. I love being able to share it with some family, even though my family is eight hours away. No training runs, but I am planning one tomorrow. =) And Christmas shopping? HA! Wish I had the funding to do some early, but it isn’t looking good.

  2. Thanksgiving was great, nice and low key. Just celebrated with a few of our neighbors. Ugh, I haven’t even started my xmas shopping. I do most of it online because I can’t stand to go shopping in the chaos of the holiday season. Crazy people out there! So excited for your marathon! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! You are going to rock it!!!

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