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Marathon Monday Week 7

Happy Monday everyone!

We survived Easter and the Easter Bunny! Today kicks off Laura’s Sugar Detox Challenge and I’m so ready. Especially after there was a mad dash to get all of the Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs gone before today. It’s just not Easter without having at least one of those. I love them way too much!

So bad news everyone. My right knee is acting up again. During my 16 miler it was giving me the same pain as last summer. I’m not sure the marathon is going to happen now.

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Haha! April Fool’s!! Just kidding! ;)

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play at least one April Fool’s joke.

This week in marathon training was actually really good! After having an easy week, my legs felt rested and refreshed. And I think I might have found a potential long run fuel option too. Watch the vlog below for details!

Here’s how the week looked:

Sunday: Easy 6.5 miles + yoga

Monday: 55 minute bike trainer + total body strength + core

Tuesday: Tempo run – 1.5 miles warm up, 5 miles @ 8:03, 0.5 miles cool + yoga and core

Wednesday: 50 minute bike trainer + total body strength + yoga

Thursday: Easy 6 miles + yoga + core

Friday: REST!

Saturday: Long run – 16 miles

This week’s plan has a couple easy runs, a speed session and long run of 20 miles. Bring it on!

Marathon Monday Week 3

Hey everyone!

Here we are Monday again. After last week, this has got to be a better week. I can’t go into details about what’s going on, but I pulled on my “positive attitude” pants this morning so it’s all good, right?!

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I had a great week in running. Everything just clicked right. Check out my short vlog for all the details.

Synopsis of the week for those who like to see the numbers:

Sunday: 5 mile Easy Run + Cathe Tabatacise DVD

Monday: 50 minute Bike Trainer + total body strength

Tuesday: 6 mile Tempo, 4 miles @ 8:05 + yoga

Wednesday: Yoga

Thursday: 4 mile Easy Run + yoga

Friday: 50 minute Bike Trainer

Saturday: 16 miles Long Run

Question for the veteran marathon runners – How many 20 milers are usually in a typical 16 week marathon training plan? I’ve got 2 plans that I’m meshing together. One says 3 and the other 4. Thoughts?