Nick

Kara

10.26.2009

15+ 3

This weekend an 18er was scheduled. I met up with Halley - who ran with me 2 weeks ago when I did 16. She did her first half marathon in September (PDR) and the most she ran so far was on Saturday - 15 miles. She is fast, she had a 1:45 at her first 1/2 - she ran XC in high school but is just getting into the racing scene. We did out and backs at Valley Forge on Saturday - it was humid and drizzly and I wasn't having a good day with some stomach issues, but we finished 15 miles. Several hours later I dragged myself on the treadmill to do 3 miles. I know it doesn't count the same as doing 18 straight, but at this point, I don't care that much - I'm doing maintenance miles to FINISH the marathon:)
I was happy it was done on Saturday and I could sleep on Sunday!
I'm actually looking forward to the marathon, but the training is not my highlight right now!

This week coming up is the 20. I think the weather will be cooler and I'll be happy to be done!

Cross training - Lifting
Last week I didn't lift at all but I swim 3 days a week. Do you cross train while marathon training? What about lifting? I can't fit it all in!

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17 comments:

  1. Good for you, at least you did it!!

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  2. i can't fit it all in when i'm NOT marathon training! i'm finding that my workouts tend to have seasons...as much as i try to keep it all up all the time, something always has to give and that's ok! lift more after the marathon.

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  3. Don't beat yourself up about having to finish your last 3 on the treadmill. You got it done! Yay! I try to cross train even during marathon training, which seems for me is all the time! I usually just work on my core, which is really what I need! :)

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  4. I've never run that far, but I would imagine that it would be even -harder- to get back on the treadmill and run again after having already run the same day. That's mental toughness!

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  5. Nice work :)

    As for cross-training, I try but end up struggling to fit it all in. I've been doing a really good job with biking the past couple weeks, but I think it's because I'm fresh off the marathon and not running as much... we'll see how it goes with the ultra - keeping the mileage up on the bike is one of my goals.

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  6. Nice job hitting your mileage! In a way I think running 3 miles later on is even harder than 18 straight.

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  7. Good job just getting it done. And I'm not good about the lifting. If I do it, I do it once a week. I used to do it consistently every other day but those days are gone.

    That picture of Nick is adorable. He could be in a commercial.

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  8. Nice job getting it done despite having to finish the last 3 on the treadmill!

    And, super cute Halloween pic of Nick!

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  9. hey you put 18 miles on the legs in one day and that's the point!!

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  10. Nick looks so cute in his costume, I'll go vote now!!

    Are you up for this Saturday?

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  11. I totally cross train during marathon training just so I don't have to run as much! I'm liking it.

    And given the choice between lifting & swimming, I think I'd rather swim. Our weight room's pretty meh.

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  12. Love the halloween picture!

    As for cross training, I never could fit it in while marathon training. I meant to and had the best intentions, but it just never got done!

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  13. Good job getting your 18 miles in!

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  14. Dont beat yourself up on doing 15+3! Girl you got it done and thats all that matters. I got so burnt out at the end of training too. I was so glad to have that 20 miler DONE with- it just takes so long to run that far. I'm ready to run for a while short quick distances and skip out on the 15-20 mile runs for a while! :) I can totally relate and wish i could run with you this weekend! Good luck- i'm running 14.. which seems god awful! xoxo

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  15. Hey...you got it in and that is what counts!!! And seriously...Nick is sooo cute in that picture! We're having issues getting a halloween costume. I procrastinated for one...but the boy refuses to have anything on his head. Takes away from a lot of cute outfits!!!

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