Marathon Training – 12 Weeks Out

16 Sep

Last week marked 12 weeks out from the St Jude’s Marathon. We had a much needed break from the hot humid weather, which made the training a tad easier.

Monday – 6 miles, 9:00 pace. Easy run with Ramsey. Recovering from my long run the day before!

Tuesday – 8 miles, 8:08 pace. Hard morning at the track! 5 x 1000, with a goal of under 4:00 min each. Ran 4:06, 3:55, 3:55, 3:53, 3:50. Not sure why I was so rusty on the first one but was able to work it out for the rest of them. Legs were screaming!!!

A little couples track morning.

A little couples track morning.

Tipsy Tuesday thanks to a Wednesday rest day.

Tipsy Tuesday thanks to a Wednesday rest day.

Wednesday – OFF DAY!!! Slept in and spent some time doing my physical therapy exercises.

Thursday – 10.25 miles, 7:43 pace. Enjoyed the gorgeous weather but will admit my legs were pretty dead4. Ran 2 miles warm up, then picked up the pace for the next 6 miles. 7:50, 7:11, 7:17, 7:22, 7:07, 7:04. Totally tricked Ramsey into doing this run. The poor guy thought we were going out to do an easy 7 and this is how it ended up. He did amazing though. So proud!!

Who wears matching socks???

Who wears matching socks???

Friday – 4.85 miles, 8:50 pace. Easy run but hit some killer hills. Finished with 4 x 30 second stride outs.

Saturday – 15 miles, 8:50 pace. Took this long run nice and easy. After what felt like a really hard week, I knew it was better to relax on this run and just get in the miles. I did love this run because I got to spend lots of time with Diana and catch up!!

Operation Breakthrough Homecoming dance! I wore my prom dress from high school. I still love it!!!!!

Operation Breakthrough Homecoming dance! I wore my prom dress from high school. I still love it!!!!!

Sunday – 6 miles, 8:33 pace. This one hurt a little after a fun night out on Saturday. My head was pounding at the start and my legs were sore after participating in a dance competition…and winning it. Ran from my house to my friends Ellen and Brian’s. Then they treated me to breakfast. It was great.

Total Miles: 50.13

Until next time….

xo,

Ali

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