Manic Monday – 05/23/16

Photo May 23, 8 40 17 AM

Vermont City Marathon Training Week 18
What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 05/16/16: Rest | Rest
As I shared in last week’s Manic Monday post, I was feeling stressed and anxious, so I made it a point to just relax. My friend Emily had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, so I went to visit her and played with her daughter while her husband made dinner.

Tuesday 05/17/16: 40 Minute Easy Run41 Minutes @ 10:16 Pace
I had a delightful runch with zero foot pain. Yay!

Wednesday 05/18/16: Hot Yoga | Hot Yoga
Still loving it. Before each class, the instructor asks if we have areas we’d like to work on, and I said hips, so we did lots of hip openers and I felt great!

Thursday 05/19/16: 50 Minute Progression RunSh’Bam
You may remember me talking about Sh’Bam before. It’s a cardio dance class sort of like Zumba, and my friend Brad is an instructor. This was a special class to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I was originally going to run at lunch as well, but I had to use my break time to go to the dentist instead.

Friday 05/20/16: Rest/StrengthRest
Ben and I had a nice, relaxing evening at home, and I went to bed early because I knew I had to get up to meet my running group at Athleta in the morning.

Saturday 05/21/16: 40 Minute Easy Run4.75 Miles @ 10:20 Pace
I’m pretty sure the mileage and pace is a bit off, because my Garmin didn’t have a satellite before we started, but I think that’s approximately right. It was a much more easy run than these Athleta runs have been previously, which was nice.

Sunday 05/22/16: 10 Miles10 Miles at 11:01 Pace
Coach Suz instructed me to use 4:1 intervals for this final long run, just to make sure my foot was ok. AND IT WAS! I think the intervals were a little too short for me, because I had a hard time settling into a pace, but it was worth it to have my first pain-free long run in… 3 weeks? 4 weeks? It was just the confidence boost I needed. Especially when I saw this:

Weekly Mileage: 18.75
Total 2016 Mileage: 359.8

And just like that, it’s race week. Holy crap.

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11 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 05/23/16

  1. dgobs says:

    Yay for no foot pain!! 😀 Here’s hoping that trend continues this week, and that the big day goes off fabulously without a hitch!

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    I’m so excited for you. I know that you have had a lot to work through this training, but, my dear, YOU ARE HERE. Now just enjoy the ride. Seriously. Find a way to enjoy it, dammit 😀 We’ll talk v soon.

  3. Movin' it with Michelle says:

    YAY!!!!! I am so glad your foot is feeling better!!!! This is your first marathon, right? The best advice I can give is to ENJOY it. Don’t stress about anything, take in the sights, high five all the spectators, and just run. You’ll never forget your first. ❤ Best wishes on an amazing race!

  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Yay!! Glad to hear you had a good week last week! I can’t believe your race is already here, it seems like I just started reading about your training. It’s so exciting! And I can only imagine how nervous you must be, you got this!!

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