Marathon Training: Week 6 and 7 of 20

7 weeks down, 13 to go. We are down to double digit days left until the marathon. That is hard to believe. Oh yes, it is OFFICIAL. I am registered now for my fall marathon.
So, it is a done deal. Finally. On October 19, I will toe the line in Columbus, reaching for the moon. I am pretty excited.

And through 7 weeks of training, I am still generally motivated to keep plugging forward. I have had a few miserable workouts, especially over this past week, that I am proud of myself for getting through, and that generally makes me even happier to get through them and to continue to be motivated to keep on running and training.

It has been a rather long and extremely busy two weeks. My overall mileage has been on par with where it needs to be, however, with some vacations, I admittedly walked a decent chunk of the mileage. At least I had built this vacation into my schedule, so I actually RAN the miles that I was supposed to run. That is a victory, right?

So let's do a recap of the last two weeks of workouts.
Week of July 7 -
Monday: 5 mile run, 1 mile walk HOT outside
Tuesday: 2.5 miles walked around the mall carrying an 18 lb baby (ugh)
Wednesday: 6 mile stroller run, 1.5 mile walk
Thursday: rest
Friday: 6.5 mile run
Saturday: 12 mile run
Sunday 2.6 mile walk
Total mileage: 37.1 miles, two days of XT

Week of July 14 -
Monday: strength. legs and core, 25 minutes
Tuesday: 6 miles, speedwork
Wednesday: 5 miles, maintenance pace
Thursday: 5 miles, maintenance pace
Friday: 2.5 mile walk
Saturday: 5K race, 3 mile jog (wu, cd) 6 miles walked
Sunday: rest
Total mileage: 30.5 miles, 1 strength, 2 XT

Overall, I think I had two solid weeks.


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