NYC Marathon Training – Week Nine

15 Oct

Getting caught up again….I really suck at tracking my training on my blog….

Week 9 was another rough week. I had my worst run of training, and my first real mental breakdown. But I just kept reminding myself, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

Monday – Off

Tuesday – 6 miles at a SLOW pace. This was possibly the worst run of my marathon training….was supposed to do 4 x 1600, all I could do was 2 x 1600 (6:44 and 6:55) and 1 x 800 (3:28). I hate running in the evening, but had to due to tstorms in the AM.

Wednesday – 6 miles at 9:40 pace. Legs and mind were still recovering from that horribly awful run the day before!

Thursday – 6 miles at 8:39 pace. I really tried to push it a bit in this run but I just couldn’t get back up to speed.

Friday – 20 miles at 8:45 pace. I did my long run on a Friday due to a very busy weekend schedule. I ran with my friend Emily and we were both feeling a little beat up and discouraged by our training. We were glad to see this run go smoothly, and we both felt 100 times better. The course we ran was super hilly as well, so that made us feel better too!!

Saturday – 5.5 miles at 7:40 pace. Ran this with Stacy and Kerry, who were in the middle of their 20 miler. Surprised by how fast they were running, but it was good for me!

Sunday – 2.5 miles of stairs and hills. I wanted to try out stair running. It was pretty darn hard but we had some fun while doing it!!

Total Miles: 46

4 Responses to “NYC Marathon Training – Week Nine”

  1. Holly October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Way to be dedicated to your training! We all hit the point where we are exhausted and feeling a little burnt out, but we need to push through, get in the miles {no matter how slow or painful,ha}, and eventually it all turns around and you have a great run! You are going to dominate all 26.2 miles!! Oh, and aren’t running friends the best!?

  2. thedancingrunner October 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Nice job! I’ve always wanted to run NYC, it’s one of those bucket list kinds of races…good luck to you in November!!

    • mileswithstyle (@AliHatfield) October 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

      Thank you!!! NYC was my dream marathon, and I cannot believe that I will run it in less than 3 weeks. It is so crazy to think about. Thanks for the support!!


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