I am officially halfway through marathon training! 9 week down, 9 more to go. Space Coast Marathon is going to be here before I know it.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 4.01 miles
Wednesday – Rest / PiYo class
Thursday – 7.04 miles
Friday – 4.12 miles
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 13.1 miles
Total for Week 9: 28.27 miles
After running 15 miles last Sunday, my legs felt great. I was really shocked because I’ve runner fewer miles and felt it before. I was all set to do my 4 miles Monday morning, but woke up with a sinus headache and decided to do it Tuesday morning. Running with a headache is not fun at all. On Wednesday, I protested when the alarm went off at 4am and decided my 7 miles would wait to the next day. I had to listen to my body and sleep in. I did PiYo that night and then felt good and ready for 7 miles Thursday morning. On Friday, hubby was off, so I took advantage of this and slept in till 7 (heavenly!!!) and then we got our 4 miles in.
This morning, I met Corinna and Angelina at our usual spot at the Memorial Causeway. Corinna and I had 13.1 miles to do and Angelina had 7 miles to do. We all ran together until it was time for Angelina to turn around and head back and Corinna and I kept going. We changed it up a bit by running farther south. It was very muggy and humid out, but we pushed through. When we finished, Angelina was waiting for us and Caitlyn had arrived, so we all went for coffee. I’m telling you, knowing that we get that Starbucks treat when we’re all done is a real motivator.
Hubby has been out of town this weekend, so he didn’t join us this morning. He was definitely missed!
Week 10 is another bump up in mileage. During the week, I have 4 miles, 8 miles, and 4 miles. And then my Sunday long run will be 17 miles. 17 miles!!!! We have a group of us heading out at 4:30am. As always, I am so thankful for the support.
How do you prepare for the really long runs?