Marathon Monday: training update

It’s just under 2 weeks until Rock N’ Roll New Orleans full marathon! A lot has happened in the last few weeks after Dallas. I finished Dallas not wanting to run New Orleans. I know that’s crazy to decide at mile 26 never to run another full again. But, oh well.

So, here I am 2 weeks out and I think I’m as ready as I’ll get. I have not had great runs since Dallas. I’m not sure if I was properly rested and recovered to continue training. I did the best I could, kept getting in miles that I could.

marathon training

Training last week:

Sunday: Gym day, stair master and legs

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: Gym day, elliptical, arms, abs, lots of stretching

Wednesday: Rest day

Thursday: 6 miles, it was 16 degrees. I should get a medal for that.

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 13 miles. Best run I’ve had since Dallas

I’ve been dealing with pain in my arch since the week before Dallas. Also, the same week I started in a new pair of shoes. I wear the Asics Gel Cumulus in size 8, but the last pair was feeling a little tight so I went with 8.5 this time. I think that was my mistake. I’ve run in my old pair, now with almost 400 miles on them, and no foot pain. I finally tracked down a pair yesterday and am ready to break these new ones in, just in time for New Orleans.

new shoes

My little family has had a lot of loss the last few months and this week we had to say goodbye to our sweet Ranger. He was just shy of 15 years. John and I got him right after we bought our first house. He was a mess, but oh I loved him. I did not realize how badly I would be affected by this loss. It’s been a rough week.


I’m participating in the Sweat Pink #noexcuses challenge! Today’s challenge is a 30 second plank. Tag it on Instagram and Twitter with #sweatpink and #noexcuses.

Sweat pink no excuses

I’m ready for an “easy” week with a few 5 milers then our last long run is next weekend, it’s only 6 miles! Yay for short, long runs.

What are you training for?

Anyone running Rock N’ Roll New Orleans?

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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7 comments to Marathon Monday: training update

  1. I’d love to do the New Orleans race sometime. I’ve never been there. I am hoping I can still do DC in march. I’ve had some set back injuries the past few weeks so we’ll see. Good luck so excited to read about it

  2. Amy Holland says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your handsome pup. We don’t have any children, and our 4 animals our like our babies. It’s hard to say goodbye to something that has been a part of your life for that long, not to mention all of the milestones they have been around for. Good luck with the rest of your training, and New Orleans!

  3. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I have never been to New Orleans! I hope you have a great race!! Just enjoy this one!!

  4. keri says:

    Congratulations on winning a fabulous @Flipbelt! I love your shoes in the picture you posted! Good luck in your upcoming race!! I’m sure you’ll do amazing!

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