See Ya On The Other Side of St. George!!!

Welp, it’s race week!!! And while I wish things would’ve turned out a little differently for me this training, I’m still super excited for the race. I mentioned in my previous post that I have a few friends running it who’ve had amazing training cycles–I’m excited to have a front row view of their performance 🙂

To recap this cycle quickly, June and July were pretty good. I was at the start of my training cycle, not working, and excited for what was to come.

125 June miles

149 July miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I went back to work. It wasn’t so much the work schedule interfering, but more so the work stress that made it difficult for me. August was pretty awful.

And September was bad too–Despite an amazing 20 miler, the rest of the miles were pretty sub par.

84 August miles 

88 September miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So with two months of running but not running, I’ve decided to not put the pressure on myself to attempt a BQ at St. George. I can’t look at these numbers/photos and feel confident enough to give it a shot. I would love to PR (3:44) and hope that this training will allow for that, but my number one goal (always) is to finish.

With that being said, in a couple of days, I’ll be on the road to Utah for my 6th marathon!! I don’t know what the outcome will be, but I’m pretty certain that it’s going to be a blast!! Follow me on Instagram for updates at @hellyontherun 😀

Thank you all for your love and support ❤

xoxo,

helly

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11 responses

  1. wishing you tons and tons of luck! you are so dedicated. I know how hard it is when you have certain expectations for yourself- but i hope you can enjoy the race day, and all of the hard work you have put in. go get it!!!!

  2. GO HELLY GO! As Annie above says, you are healthy and capable…and those super solid months of training are something to hang your hat on. HAVE FUN! I’ll be cheering for you!

  3. I know training wasn’t what you wanted, but you have a lot of guts to get out there and give it a shot. It takes courage to stand at the start line at any race and go for a goal, even if the goal isn’t a BQ. I hope you have a great run and finish smiling and injury-free and maybe even set a new PR!

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