Marathon Training Week 9 Recap/My halfway there thoughts

First, I have to say that I was cracking up with the comments from last week’s training recap post!! Looks like a lot of us have had some crappy moments during a run (sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

This last week was a tough one scheduling wise. Going back to work has made it that much tougher making time for runs.

On Monday, I ran a 5 miler around my neighborhood. It was kinda cool to run the city streets as I usually run along a canal to avoid traffic and stop lights. But I kinda wanted a change and took it to the pavement instead. I felt it was a good break in what had became a somewhat monotonous routine.

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On Tuesdays I usually run with my run club but it was open house at work and I stayed late. Like until 8 late :/ I never went home when school ended at 2:30 because it’s a 45 minute drive home and considering I’d have to be back before 6, I figured I’d just stay and get work done. It was a loooong day.

Wednesdays are track days but my husband was out of town. He got home well after I’d put the kids to bed so I opted for some ab videos at home. I felt better having done something 🙂

Thursday according to Run Less, Run Faster is a cross training day but if I’m being honest with you, following the plan has pretty much gone out the window. I took it to the streets for a 6 miler.

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You gotta tilt your head to the side for this one!

Friday was my typical rest day. Much needed.

Saturday I had 14 on the plan and my alarm was set. Then around 2 in the morning, my other alarm clock daughter woke up with what seemed like a nightmare 😦 She insisted on sleeping with us and by the time she went down, my 4 o’clock wake up call had passed….no long run…

I figured no problem, I’ll make it up on Sunday. I have another alarm clock, my one year old son, who decided he wanted to partake in mid night alarm drills. My husband tried his best to console him and get back to sleep. He was successful but it took him a while. Exhausted, I decided to skip the morning run.

Close to evening though, I really started to get running anxiety. You know, when you’ve missed a run and want really badly to at least get something in? My husband told me to do what I could with an hour so out the door I went. I gave myself an extra 10 mintues so that I could get 7. Seven miles would make me feel like I accomplished a decent long run–half of what I was supposed to do.

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This run needed a XX after.

And that was my week! It’s been crazy trying to fit it all together. Working, running, blogging, mommying, wifeing–all of it is tough work! At the mid way point, I don’t feel like I’m where I’d like to be but I also don’t think I’m too far off that place (I’m not even sure what that is lol!)

Total mileage for week: 18 miles

How was your running week last week?
Anyone race this weekend? How’d it go??

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Week Three Marathon Training Recap

One of the things I hear the most from people is, “You always have something going on!” It’s true. It’s like I thrive on having a lot to do jaja! That’s actually part of why my blog is named hellyontherun—I’m always running around everywhere, literally and figuratively

This past week was busy busy as I’m sure it was for most Americans preparing for the holidays. Last Sunday we began Christmas decorating (I know, I know, Thanksgiving hadn’t even happened) and I had the cutest little helper.

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I had to rearrange my training schedule for the holiday and because we were going out of town so I did my tempo run on Monday—a chill 4 miles. On Tuesday I had my doctor’s appointment to check out my shins which I wrote about here. Tuesday this guy also had an appointment–

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–his 4 month check-up. Yep, 4 months already!

That same day (told you I was busy) we hit the road down south.

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Wednesday, my husband and I ran an easy 2 miles to get acclimated to the cold weather. I love running in Douglas but I forget how cold it can get there.

Thursday was Turkey Trot 5k day and boy was it an awesome day :  )

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Friday morning my husband and I did another easy 2 miles (I started the Runner’s World Streak Challenge on Thanksgiving) before we hit the road back to Phoenix.

Saturday morning at 5:30 I was up and ready for my long run, 8 miles. I decided that after a whirlwind week I’d make it an easy 8 so I started the first half of it at a very comfortable pace. The second half I picked up the pace. Here are my all over the place splits:

1- 10:48
2- 10:51
3- 10:56
4- 10:52
5- 10:43
6- 10:17
7- 10:08
8- 9:43

19 total miles for the week and finished November with a grand total of 50.43 miles.

Oh, and this happened today :  )

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–Do you like having a lot of things going on?

–Are you excited for the holidays?