Marathon Monday Week 12

Hey Friends!

Happy Monday! After weeks of training and building mileage, it’s finally time to taper. I’m sooooo ready!

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This past week was a tough. Physically I felt battered. My knees were achy like I was 90 years old. I felt really fatigued so I cut out all my usual bike workouts. The blister on my foot from last weeks half was an issue all week. I cut back my planned 7 miler on Thursday to 5 because of it. I stocked up on moleskin and a type of body glide specifically for the foot and blisters in preparation for Saturday’s 20 miler. Someone even recommended I use duct tape on the blister but later said medical tape might be a better option.

Needless to say, none of it helped. I got another blister on top of that blister. Sorry to share but this thing is so nasty that I just had to.

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Not pretty and definitely not something you want to be dealing with for 20 miles.

I’ve been trying to figure out what caused the blister. My shoes fit good. I wear dry wick socks. Maybe my feet were more sweaty than usual since it is getting warmer? Fingers crossed that it won’t happen again and I’ll be running smoothly from now on.

Workouts from the week

Sunday: Wallis Sands Half Marathon + 2 miles warm up

Monday: Light yoga + total body strength

Tuesday: 7 easy miles + yoga

Wednesday: 8 easy miles + total body strength

Thursday: 5k for 5 by the 5th Virtual Race – May (recap up tomorrow) + 2 miles + yoga

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 20 miles

This was the first week that I missed my mileage goal according to my training plan. I was off by 2 miles so I’m really not that upset about it. Now that it’s taper time, I’m all about getting my foot healed up, eating right and resting more.

Twenty days till marathon day!!

20 comments on “Marathon Monday Week 12

  1. Yay for taper!! You’ve been training really hard so enjoy it!! And ouch for the blister. I got one last week because I was trying to break in a new pair of sandals. Maybe not the best idea the week before a race?? Hopefully it’s just a fluke.
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  2. Yay for taper! Yuck on the blister πŸ™ Do you use BodyGlide or anything on your feet? I rarely get blisters but find when my feet are wet or sweaty it happens and using Body Glide or Anti Chafe helps.
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  3. Two miles is no big deal AT all. And it’s always better to go with less rather than more. Sorry about the blister…I get one there most marathons for some reason. I changed to SwiftWick socks, however, and haven’t gotten one the last two marathons. Might be something to try (along w/ lots of body glide there). But don’t pop it in the meantime! I like your attitude about pushing through the discomfort, though, b/c you’re right–you never know what will happen on marathon day.

    Yay for taper time!!!
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  4. Great week of training, congrats on making it to taper time!

    I missed my goal for miles this week too….but like you said I am not going to worry about it. At this point in the game, missing a few miles isn’t going to make or break the marathon. Embrace the taper, you earned it!!
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  5. You have put in so much work! So excited for you as you go into taper, don’t be surprised if you feel aches and pains during the next few weeks. That blister looks painful, so sorry…. I always slather my feet in Aquaphor before I put my socks on, not a perfect solution because I still have gotten the occasional blister, but works pretty well.
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  6. that blister does not look like fun at all! I wonder what caused it. Enjoy your taper. Looks like you’ll need the time to let that heal. What a great week of workouts! I love your dedication. It’s inspiring
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  7. Blisters really are horrible and sometimes can take ages to heal. Taper time and the right amount of rest are essential – enjoy and recover.

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