Marathon Monday: training update

I am in the throes of marathon training. Not really sure where/when the plan began, I’ve been training to train at a faster pace for a while. This summer has worn me out and made me feel like I couldn’t run another step. Part of that was heat and part was just plain emotions and being busy with the move.

So, with 12 weeks until my next marathon, it’s time to get myself in gear!

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Marathon #2: Dallas Marathon, December 14

Marathon #3: New Orleans Rock N’ Roll, January 25

You may recall the Dallas Marathon 2013 was supposed to be marathon #1 but it was cancelled due to Icemageddon. So, Cowtown 2014 became marathon #1. For a while I wasn’t sure I wanted to run another full (sometimes I still question my sanity in this department).

At any rate, I’m training and I cannot wait for the temps to cool off. Maybe I won’t feel like a loser who can’t breathe or run.

Sunday: Rest day

Monday: Gym day, upper body weights, abs, stretching and sauna

Tuesday: Track day, 12×200 with 200 recovery, 2 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down

Wednesday: 2.25 miles with Ally, exploring the streets in our new neighborhood.

Thursday: 8 miles, 2 mile warm up, 3×1 mile at (about) 8:00 minute pace, with 1/2 mile recovery, 2 mile cool down

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: Gym day, upper body, elliptical and abs.

Saturday was supposed to be a 12 mile run. By Friday afternoon, my heel was hurting with every single step. I knew I was not going to be able to run so I hit the gym instead. Not sure what I did, but thinking it was bruised. It already feels better this morning. The plan is to hit the track tomorrow.

I’m getting food and hydration back in check. I did fairly well this summer, despite everything going on. But the last 3-4 weeks have been ridiculous. If it’s not nailed down, I’ve been eating it. Not kidding. My favorite hydration right now is Nuun. It seems to keep the headaches at bay. I drink it before, during or after a run.

Did you workout this weekend?

What upcoming races are you training for?

Happy running,

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

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3 comments to Marathon Monday: training update

  1. fitnessmomwinecountry says:

    I am thinking I need something new to add to my running training, but I am bored and don’t know what to do. I have another half this November and with my hip problem {still have no idea what the deal is} I am really feeling defeated. The Sauna sounds pretty amazing Sarah 🙂

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Glad to see you are back!! Welcome back to training. I’m about 5 weeks out from Marine Corp Marathon, marathon #2 for me!

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