Thursday, September 24, 2015

Marathon Training Update

I'm on Week 12 of training, and it's still going okay.  Yesterday I ran the 6 pace miles (8:00 pace) while pushing the single stroller with my baby.  It felt hard, but I expected it to since I'm not used to pushing her.  Today was a 12 mile run, and I ran it with some friends.  Next week is another high mileage week, one of the toughest in the plan.  My last 20 miler was sub-9:00, but it felt super hard for me and I was so tired afterwards.  I can tell that I am getting stronger, but each run is still hard and tiring.  The early morning runs are getting to me too; for the last 20 miler a friend met me at 3:20 a.m. to start running.  It's peaceful at that hour and okay with a headlamp, but it's also so crazy!

I don't have a marathon anymore though!  My husband and running partner is injured.  I feel NO motivation without him training side by side with me (We don't actually train together, but I always like knowing he is doing nearly identical training to me)!  I keep training, but now I am second-guessing doing a marathon in November.  We had not actually registered for the one we wanted to do in IN.  I may do one in Columbus, GA since it is closer than IN.  Or I may just hold off training and then resume training for Rocket City in mid-December.  

Later this afternoon, my kids will run the annual fun run here in town that is free for all elementary students.  I grew up going and love taking them to it too.