Marathon Training Take 2 Day 39

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 39

Saturday afternoon I ran NINE ROUGH MILES. Literally and figuratively. I was panning my normal route but when I was about to pass the trails I figured it would be a nice change of pace to run out further on the trail then I had before. This was both a blessing and a curse. The PLUS side to this decision was its still a new route to me which is always kind of awesome. The negative side was jumping…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 37

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 37

On Thursday morning when I woke up  I was really missing my running buddy, Chance, so I decided to take Kiya out for a run. She pretty much maxes out at 3 miles these days and it was cooler and less humid so it was a go.

She was DRAGGING, almost literally the first 1.5 miles. I figured it was fine since I wasn’t trying to break any world records, just get my miles in. As SOON as we turned around,…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 35

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 35

​As the last week of August arrived, the summer weather has returned. ​ IMG_5104 ​It was close to 90 degrees when I went out for my run. HOTTTT, thank goodness for the shade of trees. I ate a LATE lunch right before I ran so I was worried about a cramp but I was mostly ok. I held a fairly steady pace of 9:29 which brought me to a 28:27 finish for my 3 miles. IMG_5105I bought ​2 new pairs of running socks last…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 34

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 34

At this point I am hungry and tired all day long. Monday mornings are especially rough!

Today coffee was the only reason I made it out the door for my run.

I ran my usual 6 mile route backwards which was kinda awesome since it felt like a whole new route. It was not awesome that mile 4-5 was an intense hill climb. Really wore me out!

once again I realized I need to be eating before 6 milers. I…

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Marathon Training Take 2 Day 31

Marathon Training Take 2 Day 31

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I had a FULL weekend planned, so my best bet to get my long run in was friday after work.  I decided this wednesday so I had about 2 days to mentally prepare for a LONG FRIDAY. I am usually so exhausted friday night I can barely stand the idea of doing anything after work let alone do my long run. BUT. I was ready.

When I got home I took a quick power nap, then snacked on some Swedish fish…

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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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