Bayshore Marathon Training - 7 Weeks Out

Last week's training was definitely my favorite week of the training cycle so far - 77 miles, all easy, in warm and humid weather.  We were on vacation last week so it sounded like a great opportunity for a break from intensity and to enjoy the weather and new sights.  If you have never been to Hilton Head, I highly recommend it!  The weather was gorgeous and the seafood was amazing!

  • Monday - 12 miles easy at 8:13 average pace per mile
  • Tuesday - 10 miles at 7:59 average pace ending with 8 x 20 second strides
  • Wednesday - 13 miles easy at 8:13 average pace
  • Thursday - off for tennis and biking!
  • Friday - 22 miles easy at 7:53 average pace.  This run felt so good!
  • Saturday - 8 miles easy at 8:18 average pace
  • Sunday - 12 miles easy at 7:58 average pace back in 20 degree temps
  • Three 30 minute strength training sessions, and one 30 minute yoga session
 Enjoying my day off from running!

Enjoying my day off from running!

While in Hilton Head I got to try out the Koala Clip I purchased a few months ago.  It's a waterproof zip pouch and clips onto the inside of your sports bra.  For years I have used a Ziploc bag to hold my phone but the appeal of the Koala Clip is you don't need pockets in your shorts large enough to hold your phone.  Because the pouch is clipped onto the inside of your sports bra, it does not move around at all, and you forget all about it.  If you run with your phone (and I hope you do!!), this is a great option for carrying it.  Click here to order one yourself!

 PC:  Koalaclip.com

PC:  Koalaclip.com

I came home from vacation with a virus, so today I am taking a complete rest day, and likely tomorrow as well.  I had planned on running less mileage this week because of a half marathon on Saturday, and I wanted to go into that race with fresh legs.  So this virus is helping me do just that!  I'm pretty confident I'll still be able to safely run this weekend.  Fingers crossed!  Nuun Hydration has a new Immunity line and I am drinking plenty of it this week to help me get back to normal.  It comes in two flavors, Orange Citrus and Blueberry Tangerine.

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While I am resting this week I am going back and rereading some passages from the book pictured below - The Brave Athlete, by Simon Marshall and Lesley Patterson.  It was a quick and funny read but also contained some helpful strategies to help runners push through discomfort during a race.

 ME!!

ME!!

Good luck to everyone running the Boston Marathon next week!  I am so excited for my tracking party and even more excited to go back in 2019!