Marathon Training Take 2 Day 30

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 30

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Todays run was crap.

I was exhausted

I couldn’t take a deep breath

my legs felt HEAVY

I was HUNGRY

I had a cramp in my ribs for 2 miles.

I think I am dehydrated

I was HAPPY it was 3 miles and not 12

BUT…. a bad run is better then no run.

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Here’s to the next run being AWESOME.

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This mornings run: I felt heavy, I was exhausted, HUNGRY and I had a rib cramp the last 2 miles BUT ” Even a bad run is better than no run at all” 🏃#marathontraining #phillymarathon #philly262 #instarunners

This mornings run: I felt heavy, I was exhausted, HUNGRY and I had a rib cramp the last 2 miles BUT ” Even a bad run is better than no run at all” 🏃#marathontraining #phillymarathon #philly262 #instarunners

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 28

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 28

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It was a REALLY beautiful and HOT afternoon.

After work my sister met me at my house, we caught up and then went for a run. I usually only run with her like once a year? SO , it was kind of awesome we had today. Plus I’ve been running alone… for every run.. soooo it was nice to have company.

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We ran at the trails in town. I was pushing it but not at full exertion. The heat was like a heavy…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 29

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 29

This morning I ran 6 miles. I developed a bit of a cold yesterday so my head felt like a balloon and i was feeling kinda weak on this run so I just ran, I didn’t really push myself at all. I probably SHOULD have had something to eat before the run, but I didn’t. IMG_5003

Mornings have been in the 60s lately, which is SO WEIRD for August in NJ. Half way through my run I stopped to help a lost/angry…

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4 weeks down… 14 to go 😳🏃 #phillymarathon #marathontraining #philly262 #instarunners (at Lambertville, New Jersey)

4 weeks down… 14 to go 😳🏃 #phillymarathon #marathontraining #philly262 #instarunners (at Lambertville, New Jersey)

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 27

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 27

Saturday morning ritual:

Wake up

Coffee, immediately

puppy snuggles

Watch Girl Meets world

Long run

This morning I did all of these things but I threw in some “Aladdin” watching as it came on tv, commercial free!

I ate a cinnamon raisin bagel with butter, which was completely perfect and then drove out to Lambertville to conquer 11 miles.

I am playing around with fueling my long runs better so…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 25

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 25

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This morning was perfect. It was cool and beautiful out.  I got my Thursday 3 on.

I decided on a bit of speed work.

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My daily views awe pretty awesome.

I pushed at medium to hard effort during my sprints and slowed to comfortable on the recovery .

I finished 3 miles in 26:05 with an average pace of 8:41.

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ROCK

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 A look into Day 25 of Training for my first marathon last year! 

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 23

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 23

I have an announcement.. after months of searching, I HAVE FOUND THE WATERMELON CHOBANI!!!!!!!

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Huge summer accomplishment!

Tuesdays are always afternoon runs for me. Today after work I had a dentist apt ( happy to report I am cavity free!) then I stopped at the store to get foods. Then it was rainy running time.

I actually hurried to get changed to get out there BEFORE the rain stopped. I was…

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Plus there are always dogs.  #Repost from @carrotsncake

Plus there are always dogs. #Repost from @carrotsncake

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 22

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 22

Let week 4 BEGIN! This week starts with a weekday mileage bump from 5 to 6 miles on Monday. There are trails on my road but I never knew how long they were or where they led. Last night when I was walking the dogs I decided I was going to explore them on today’s run. Best idea ever. I ran to the trails then I got to explore a whole new part of my area which was AWESOME! IMG_4944

There were some woods…

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Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie

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Slightly Sweet, extra hydrating Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie with almond milk and raw honey.  <3

DO IT.

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 20

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 20

I woke up this morning with a lingering migraine from last night. ughhhhhh I decided to hang out a bit, take my time with coffee and breakfast and relax, hoping it would go away.

It didn’t but I knew I needed to get my run in. I had ordered the Nathan Firecatcherhydration vest this week and it came in the mail just before I set out on my run! I was SOOO excited to try it out! I have a perfectly…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 18

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 18

I woke up this morning actually feeling semi refreshed and I got a solid 8 hours of sleep! I woke up about 10 minutes before my alarm which is always AWESOME when you don’t have to hear it.

Coffee was drank

dogs were let out

I even gathered all the trash and took it out for pick up tomorrow!

such a fulfilling morning..lol

Then it was RUN time.

It was cooler and sunny this morning…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 16

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 16

Today, after work I went over to Sarahs house to hang out. I needed to get my run in so I brought my stuff to run around her town to change the scenery a bit! It was around 2:00pm when I stepped out and it was HOT. I ran a 3 mile out and back and I ran it decently speedy! It felt easy the first 2 miles but by the 3rd the heat had hit me and I started to slow down a bit. BUT I still managed an…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 15

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 15

This morning before work I knocked out 5 Miles.  Thankfully it was another semi cool morning with mostly shade. I have been pushing HARD on a lot of my runs lately because Ive been so excited about the progress in my pace! Today I decided I was going to MAKE myself take it easy and so I did.

I ran my usual route and really tried to enjoy myself. I finished up one audiobook and started another. 5…

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