St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 12

Planned                                           Actual
Monday:  Rest                                 Monday:  Rest
Tuesday:  5                                      Tuesday:  5 miles (1.8 naked with dogs, 3.2 on the treadmill)
Wednesday:  8                                 Wednesday:  5 miles @ 11:27 (treadmill)
Thursday:  5                                     Thursday:  8 miles @ 11:00
Friday:  Rest                                     Friday:  Rest
Saturday:  13                                    Saturday:  Rest
Sunday:  Cross-train                        Sunday:  13.2 miles @ 9:39
Total:  31 miles                                 Total:  31.2

Man, I really felt last week’s mileage catch up to me early on this week.  I was so sore on Monday following Saturday’s 5K followed by Sunday’s 18.  I was still kind of stiff on Tuesday, but not to the extent that it was gonna keep me from running.  It was pretty late when I was finally able to get started, so I just clipped leashes to both dogs and ran them until we ran out of daylight, which was only a couple of miles.  I was hoping to be able to make that 1.8-mile loop twice with them, but such is autumn.  Why can’t we have cool temps AND long days???  The best of both worlds… It’s a shame to have such beautiful weather and no daylight to enjoy it in!  I finished up the 5 on The Machine.
Wednesday called for 8, but that didn’t happen.  As soon as I got in from work I turned on the game (Cards/Giants playoffs), which was already in the 5th inning.  I watched just a little bit before the rain delay.  I ended up just running 5 on The Machine during the break.  I feel like I’m really getting my money’s worth out of that thing already.

Thursday I was hellbent on running outside.  I drove into town as soon as I got off work and got started.  I felt okay.  For a mile or two.  And then I didn’t feel so okay anymore.  I kept a nice steady pace right where I wanted it (I was very intentionally keeping all my runs easy this week, for recovery purposes as well as saving my legs for RnR St. Louis.), but I felt like I was running through quicksand.  With ankle weights on.  And a weighted vest.  I started doing math while I was running… Saturday 5.1.  Sunday 18.  Tuesday 5.  Wednesday 5.  Thursday 8.  No fuckin’ wonder my legs were tired!  That’s 41.1 miles in 6 days!  I know that’s nothing to some of you guys, but for me that’s A LOT.  Too bad my training weeks are calculated from Monday to Monday rather than Saturday to Saturday.  I don’t even get to claim that as a PDR!

And then Sunday was the Rock n Roll St. Louis Half, which gets a post of its own!

4 thoughts on “St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 12

  1. I sometimes feel like I need to rework my weekly mileage days too – that is a lot! You are kicking butt with getting the high mileage in! Can't wait to hear about the race 🙂

    P.S. Sent you a FB friend request. If that makes you feel weird, please ignore it 🙂


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