Marathon Training: Week 12 in Review

Well, I am down to less than 6 weeks remaining.  That is really hard to believe.  I have been running and adding more and more distance every week for the last 12 weeks. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3.25 miles 4.15 miles 5.2 miles 4.13 miles 3.09 miles 13 miles rest day!
0:30:39 0:40:01 0:50:00 0:40:00 0:30:00 2:05:12  
  Strength Yoga Yoga Strength    
  Chest & Arms 20 minutes 20 minutes Back & Shoulders  
Here is the week's worth of work. 

The 13 on Saturday was a mental game for sure.  I could have kept running, I think, but I am not used to running by myself on long runs anymore.  I was in Toledo for my sister's shopping trip.  I brought my ipod, which I hardly run with anymore, as well as all sorts of other gear.  GU, my hydration belt, my calf sleeves, etc. 

I will write more about that specifically in a later post, I think.

Anyway, the week in review...

I was just kind of going with the flow all week.  I wasn't sure how my body was going to react to the half marathon last Sunday, and especially since we decided to throw a 5K on top of it, so I just let my legs do their thing all week. I kind of ran for the minutes this week.  I had the minimums, 3 miles, 4 miles, 5 miles, but was usually still a few blocks from home when I hit them, so I would just keep going until I hit the 10 minute mark.  Except on Monday.  I got better with my garmin as the week went on as well, as you can see from the even minutes (versus :01 on Tuesday!)

My pace was decent all week, especially considering I was running by feel rather than focusing on pace.  I was admittedly a little bit bummed about Saturday though because my running partner went without me, and her average pace was around 9min/miles, so quite a bit faster than me!  :(  It makes me a little nervous.

This weekend will be the big 20.  Eeep!


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