This Week in Marathon Training

Eeek! Only 4 weeks left til the race. I’m not thinking about that though, I get too freaked out when I acknowledge that the day is going to eventually be here. I’m just going to continue to pretend its not happening.

My week has looked like so far …


Of course there is still tomorrow left, which is a scheduled crosstraining day.

Monday – Yoga DVD

Tuesday – 5 Mile run

Wednesday – 8 mile run and 1 hour of Hot Yoga

Thursday – 5 Mile Treadmill run

Friday – REST!

Saturday – 13 Mile run

I was really looking forward to today’s run, 13 miles seems like a nice break between a 18 mile long run and a 20 mile long run. (I can’t believe I just called a 13 mile run a “break”).

I met up with a few of my running buddies this morning for a new route. I knew within the first 4 miles that this wasn’t a break after all. I felt sluggish and heavy and I just couldn’t find my comfortable pace.

Finally after about 6 miles I started getting my groove and then all of a sudden I started having a sharp pain in my lower abdomen. It wasn’t enough that I had to stop running, but it was noticeable and annoying. It bothered me the rest of the run.

We did manage to have some fun during the run though which made up for the difficulties.

Apparently Vanilla Bean Gu tastes delicious and I make funny faces when I eat it.

We took a Gu/stretch/photo op break at mile 8.


Thank goodness I had a fun group of friends to run with today because otherwise I don’t know if I would have completed this run.

After my run I went to visit my friend Jessica who had her baby yesterday!


Jessica just completed a Half Marathon only six weeks ago!

Welcome to the world Elizabeth!

Lunch was a Hummus and Salad Plate from Zoe’s Kitchen with a side of slaw.

Nom nom nom.

Now I’m nursing my painful spot that I have self-diagnosed as an ovarian cyst. After 800 mg of Motrin and 2 beers the pain is starting to ease.


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