(First)Marathon Training week 14

I am getting so excited to race. I feel ready and confident I’ll be able to finish, the test will be how long it will take me. I haven’t been doing a lot of speed work for a specific time goal since I don’t really know what to expect in a full marathon. I don’t want too much pressure, I want to just take it all in this first time.

This week I drove part of the course for the first time…it looks pretty boring,flat with a few hills , and ugly haha BUT it’s the only fall marathon that fit in my schedule(part of me wishes I would have just ran the Big Cottonwood). I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m a bit bummed I’m not running in a beautiful canyon with fall colors but I’m going to find the beauty and make the most of it.

Here’s what week 14 looked like:

September 23-28

Monday- lower body workout from Carli Fitness

Tuesday- 8 miles total on TM

3 miles w/u, 4 miles at marathon pace, 1 mi c/d I had so many interruptions from the kids, but it’s just part of it. Even when I wake up early they just know haha I was grateful for Jackson who played with Cooper the last 2 miles when Cooper wanted nothing to do with the pack n play(he didn’t wake up till I was at mile 4 and played for 2 miles, I’ll take what I can get).

Wednesday- upper body workout by Carli fitness

Thursday- 6 mi on TM nice and slow-felt so nice

Friday- 6 miles on TM at a comfortable pace +core from Carli Fitness. I ran this a little later in the morning and it felt so nice. It was a blessing Cooper took such a great morning nap.

Saturday- 10.5 miles total. 8 with Megan and then 2.5 solo. The weather could not have been more perfect. It was a gorgeous fall morning. I walked a bit at mile 7.5-8 just chatting with Megan. I loved being outside and catching up with Megan.

you can read about training week 13 here

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1 Response to (First)Marathon Training week 14

  1. there are calculators out there where you can plug in your half marathon time and get an estimate of your marathon time… personally I started slow, and while the race gave me a predicted finish time, the last few miles I actually sped up, because I had my mom, brother, and friend with me!

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