More than half way through training! 49 days until race day. Seems like a long time and part of me wants it to be here already, especially since all the “big” marathons (Chicago, NYC) are before. I have a feeling I’ll be extra antsy during taper.
This was a step-back week, meaning no long-long run. 12 miles will never not be a long run in my mind, but it was definitely easier (mentally and physically) than 16-18+. I started feeling sick on Wednesday and woke up with a major sore throat and stuffy nose on Thursday. I usually have a good immune system (digestive system on the other hand…) so training must be taking its toll. That, or something’s going around. Saturday’s run helped my sinuses a lot and it was the best I felt all day.
Ft. Myers Marathon Training Week 8
Sunday: Basic vinyasa yoga (not heated). 90 minutes of “forward fold” work, as the instructor put it. My hamstrings definitely need it.
Monday: 8 miles. 5 on the treadmill and 3 outside. The treadmill felt oddly good and I could have finished the final 3 on it. I ran until the sun came up and then headed outside. The transition time was under 1 minute and I literally ran out the gym door. My pace inside was 9:10 and outside was 8:30.
Tuesday: 6 miles (pyramid speed workout). I went based off of effort but each repeat was under an 8 min mile.
Wednesday: Taught spin
Thursday: Easy 4.5 on the treadmill. It was pouring rain (and dark) so the treadmill was really the only option this time. Just wasn’t feeling it any longer than 40ish minutes. 1.5 miles missed isn’t a big deal.
Friday: 20 minute walk + 25 minutes upper body weights.
Saturday: 12.25 miles. Last 3 miles were the fastest (8:40, 8:35, 8:35). Overall I felt really good, minus being drenched in sweat thanks to the humidity. It exerted (reverse) self-discipline to not finish another .85 and make it a half marathon distance.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I hope you feel 100% soon :( Take a super easy smoothie/soup filled Sunday!
I would not have been able to leave off the .85! Hahaha! Whenever I got to “almost” a “milestone” mile at my stop, I always had to reach it and never leave off at a weird number!
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Thank you! It’s unlike me to leave it off at an odd number. But I figured I should take advantage because it’s my only long run under 13.1 for a while.
She Rocks Fitness says
I was going to run the Nantucket Half Marathon over Columbus weekend, but I am too tired and decided I cannot do it mentally and physically. I’m 100% okay with this, because I know that I need this time to rest and nourish. Glad you’re kicking butt with your training! XOXO
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And I’m 100% happy for you. I need that time to rest and nourish and will be looking forward to it.
Looks like a GREAT training week! Way to go girl!
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Smoothies and ice cream are definitely my favorite are throat foods! And yogurt, but I’ve heard dairy isn’t the best for sore throats (not like ice cream is dairy or anything….) So maybe I should just stick with almond milk/coconut milk smoothies, too :)
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I’ve had mostly almond milk and coconut water as liquids! My taste buds better not go or I will be really really mad…
Hope you are feeling better Emily! I’ve been down with a sore throat and headachy cold this week too and smoothies and soups have been my go to for most meals- everything else makes me feel as though I am swallowing shards of glass :( xx
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I feel like something is going around in the blog world too (even though we can’t catch diseases through our computers haha. Swallowing is the worst!
I love your approach to training. I would love to do a marathon some day, but for now my goal is just a 10k as I get back into running shape. Something is definitely going around, everyone is sick at school- including myself. It’s just a runny nose and sore throat for now, drinking lots of fluids and trying to heal fast! Hope you feel better girly!
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A 10k is an awesome goal to set. Are you familiar with the Gasparilla races in February in Tampa? I know they have a 5k and a 15k (not sure about a 10k) but that could be a fun race to work up to!
That’s a great idea! I heard that was a fun race, I will definitely look into it.
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It’s funny because obviously running is healthy, but training intensely can take a toll on health too!
For me, count down is on… October 11th half on Nantucket :D
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The perfect time of year and the perfect location! Excited for you.
I’m happy your sinuses have cleared up since your run. I was dealing with a sinus infection this past week myself. Isn’t it awful? :( Favorite sore throat foods will always be smoothies or mcdonalds soft serve!
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I feel like you shouldn’t be allowed to get colds when the weather is NOT cold. I hope you’re feeling better too!
Diana @ Live Lean Eat Green says
Great week of training! It’s crazy isn’t it to think of a 12 miler as a “short run”…us people training for a marathon really must be crazy haha!
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