(First)Marathon Training weeks 7-9

I am way behind on updating my first marathon training but I want to document anyway. I have a running journal that I write in after every run to see how I’m feeling, any aches or pains, what I ate before, during my run to see what feels best, and on and on. So, I’m using those notes to fill this in so I could easily look back on this in the future.

Week 7: August 5-10 2019

Monday – 5 miles felt nice and easy to go slow since my legs were still stiff from Saturday’s 15 mile run.

Tuesday- 13 mile mid week long run since I’d be gone in Heber that weekend. I fought for every step of this run. I’m so proud of myself for doing it and all alone. I did 8 miles on the treadmill and then 5 miles outside. I was up all night with Lily and Coop who were throwing up. I was so glad I still did it!


Thursday- 4 mi on TM

Fri- 4 mi on TM


Week 8: August 12-17

Monday- 8 mi on TM

Tuesday- 4 mi on TM

Wednesday- 17 miles long run because we left for Lake Powell later. Personal Distance record! It felt so good to hit this mileage. I ran 9 miles on the treadmill till the sun was out and then 8 miles outside. I felt good, sore but good. I had 1 mini plain bagel and 1 apple sauce pouch before and then cliff blocks and energy beans every 20-30 min during my run with lots of water. My stomach likes just water more than gatorade. It feel much more hydrated and my stomach doesn’t cramp.



Saturday- 6 mi on a track in Lake Powell. Unfortunately, Claire was throwing up our week in Lake Powell and Saturday everyone decided to have a slow morning so I snuck out and ran. It feel really good. It was boring and so hot, but it felt so good to just run and be outside.

Week 9: August 19-23

Monday-5 mi on TM, my stomach felt nauseous but I kept it slow and steady. I think I had a mild case of  what my kids had last week.

Tuesday-8 mi  on TM  stomach still felt a little off

Wednesday- rest

Thursday- 18 miles! I cannot believe I ran 18 miles. It’s incredible to me that our bodies can adapt and things we never thought we could do we can and survive haha! I felt good! 9:09 pace overall, 11 miles on the TM and 7mi outside and done by 7:45am! I had to get up at 4:30am, but I’m so glad I’m able to juggle everything to make this goal of mine happen. Most of my runs have been solo, and my marathon will be solo too so it’s all good practice. I wish I could run outside more, but it’s too dangerous to run alone in the dark.


Sat- rest since I was in WA visiting family.

It’s getting real!

Read training weeks 1-6 here


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