Training Re-cap….6 weeks to go!

We have just under 6 weeks to go until the marathon!!!!! I am getting so excited I can hardly take it….but I am also getting so tired…and hungry! It could be the heat or the fact that I am running earlier and not really going to bed earlier (note to self…STOP doing that)!

I would be pretty happy to start tapering right now :)…..but it is not time yet. I also feel like I could snack all day and still be hungry!

Friday I had a long run that went great, and Sat I did a recovery run.


blog 15Okay…so maybe not be that tired…. šŸ™‚

Here is what this week looked like:Ā  50.5 miles

Monday: 8 miles. 2 warm-up, 4 tempo, 2 cool-down. This was a good workout for me…all tempos were under 7, and the last was the fastest (1 right at 7)

Tues: 7.5 easy miles run. This was about 8:30 pace

Wed: 7.5 easy miles run

Thursday: 8 miles total. Hard…7Ā  tempo miles with a 1 mile cool down. This was supposed to be 9 but I didn’t have time for the warm-up mile (bad, I know) so I skipped it. This was awesome for me. 7:11 was my goal pace for 50 minutes and I did 50 min at 7:09 pace

Friday: 12 miles moderate pace. My goal was at or under 8 and I did 12 miles at 7:48 pace. This is good for me after Thursday’s tempo!

Sat: 7.5 total recovery miles. Nothing under 9.

I am really happy with how this week went. I was especially happy with Friday’s long run after a tough run on Thursday. The only thing I do not love is how hard the recovery and easy miles feel. These hard runs are taking it out of me so that the easy runs…don’t actually feel that easy. Does that make sense? Does anyone else have that?

My easy runs get me worried that I will not be able to do my next hard run. They just don’t feel as easy as I wish they did…but oh well.

blog16So, while I would love to start my taper…I am not there yet…but I did have another week go according to plan (and that is always nice).

Tomorrow will be this week’s meal plan….I loved having that planned last week!!!!!!!!!!


Where are you at in your training?

Is it leaving you tired and hungry ALL the time?



  1. says

    I am always hungry. Always. Running makes me ravenous. Right now I am injured, and I’ve returned to school, so I’m not eating as much as I did this summer. It’s difficult, though, because I constantly think about food.

  2. Amber says

    5 weeks to go here! I’m constantly tired too. I know we’re supposed to get more sleep the more we run, but I’m getting the same amount as before I started marathon training- oops.
    Sounds like you’re still having great runs though, and the taper will come soon enough šŸ™‚

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