Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Marathon training week 12

Happy first day of Fall!!
Now if it would stay Fall year round, I would be super happy.
Wouldn't this trail be amazing to run on?
 It's hard to believe I'm only 6.5 weeks away from the Indy Monumental Marathon!

I've had quite a journey to this, my 5th marathon.
 Last year I had to cancel 3 marathons because of torn tendons in my ankle.

So, at this marathon, it will have been almost 2 years since my last one. I am so excited about it!
My goal is to finish in 5:30. I would love to do it in 5, but at this time I just don't think that's possible. I gained 20 lbs last year, and feel like I've been killing myself this year to get it off, and it's just not happening. I know that extra weight slows me down. So, if I finish in 5:30, I'll be happy!

This is my training plan, so I have 16 miles scheduled for Saturday. Finally the long runs! I absolutely love my long runs.

For my first couple marathons, I followed the plan religiously. This time around I'm only following the long run day religiously.
 Through the week I run when I can, but don't follow the plan. I usually do 10-15 miles through the week. That's what works for me.

This race is flat and fast too. Just the way I like it!

Here's a little throwback to my first marathon.



I see the finish line!

Is anyone else training for a marathon?
katie

23 comments:

  1. You can chase me anytime, pretty lady!

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  2. Ack! Only 6.5 weeks left?? I'm doing the half and haven't been able to stick to my training as I'd hoped but ... it is what it is. I'm supposed to do 8 on Sat but am in a 10k race so it'll have to be finished when I get home. I'm going to use the PBT plan for the marathon next year (my first!) -- how did you like it?

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    1. Yes, it's almost here!! I really like the plan, but I have decided to change the last 4 weeks. I'll be doing 18, then 20, then 13 (a half marathon) and then 8. I didn't think doing 20 miles 2 weeks before the race was a good idea!

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  3. Look at that smile going to the finish line! That's great.
    Keep up the good work - you are doing amazing!

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  4. Keep up the good work! You're almost there!

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  5. You know I remember your last marathon, I think it was about the time we found each other blogs:)
    I feel for you, I know you have been through a lot, and I have no doubt you can get 5:30 or less! As someone who is still dealing with her own tendon injuries, it makes me happy when others I know that have had them have gotten through them an are back to running. Even though mine are from a work injury, it still gives me hope seeing others come back from them, that eventually it will be my turn too!!!
    Looking forward to the coming weeks and hearing how your race goes!

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  6. I remember your first marathon. Love those pics.

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  7. How exciting! It is coming up so soon !

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    1. I know, I can't believe it! It seems like it should still be months away.

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  8. Hope the long run goes great today.

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