Week 12 Boston Marathon Training

Main things on my mind for Boston

Check out the race course
-Figure out my race outfit
-Continue getting ART treatment
-Strength training
-Adequate nutrition – focusing on eating enough calories + eating healthy

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Week 12 Training

Monday: Rest

After a long run I take the next day off to rest and recovery, so today was a rest day. The 20 miler on Sunday left me pretty sore. I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I hadn’t taken a 20 min ice bath!

Tuesday: Rest 

I have one last midterm on Thursday and then I am free so today was spent studying.

Wednesday: Rest 

School is my main focus so I took today off to continue studying for my last test before Spring Break.

Thursday: 5 mile run with the hubs
Run details: 5m, 41:45, 8:17/mi

My husband has been my biggest supporter throughout my training. After taking my Biochemistry midterm I felt mentally exhausted, but he pushed me to go on a quick 5 miler with him. He didn’t even run with headphones just so we could talk during the run. He is the best! <3

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Friday: Rest + ART appointment

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Joey and I watched the sunset at Glider Port in La Jolla.

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Saturday: 9 mile run + strength training 

Today I wanted to include speed work and weights into my workout. This was a fun workout!!

1m warm up 8:45 (running to the gym)

2 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace 16:08 (7.4mph on treadmill)

2 min Walking Lunges with 25# plate, Squats with 40# KB, push ups 

2 miles @ 10k pace 15:03 (8mph on treadmill)

2 min walking Lunges with 25# plate, Squats with 40# KB, push ups 

2 miles @ 5k pace 13:29 (9mph on treadmill)

5 mins of core workout

2 mile cool down (1 mile on treadmill and 1 mile running home from the gym)

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Sunday: 18 miles
Run details: 18m, 2:37:33, 8:40/mi

This was a tough run because it started at 10am and it was already hot (that’s what I get for sleeping in)! Around mile 15-16 I wanted to stop, I was tired and over it. But, I knew I had to get 18 so I had my husband meet up with me on the last 2 miles. There was also a slight hill on mile 17 and my husband told me that this was how Heartbreak Hill would feel and to think about this moment when I’m running Boston – that helped push me to finish strong!

Total: 32 miles

IMG_0204Pre-run fuel: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup oats, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 kiwi

SUMMARY OF WEEK 12 TRAINING

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 5m
Friday: Rest + ART
Saturday: 9m + strength training
Sunday: 18m long run

Total: 32m

MY BOSTON TRAINING PLAN

Week 1 Training Plan
Week 2 Training Plan
Week 3 Training Plan
Week 4 Training Plan
Week 5 Training Plan
Week 6 Training Plan
Week 7 Training Plan
Week 8 Training Plan
Week 9 Training Plan
Week 10 Training Plan
Week 11 Training Plan

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