Training, Oct 8-14

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Post-Marathon Rest

Thursday: 4mi in 38 minutes, 9:31 pace. Legs were feeling good and I wanted to make it out for my usual Thursday evening run with my group!

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 2.8mi in 28 minutes, 9:49 pace. Wanted to do 6 miles, but the light rain at the start of my run turned into a downpour, and I realized I’m not training for anything, so I cut the run short and headed home.

Sunday: 6mi in 59 minutes, 9:49 pace. No rain this time. Lovely fall day, actually a little bit warmer (almost 70). Used this run to decide if I’m doing the half or the 5K at ZOOMA this upcoming weekend. Decided I don’t feel like running double digits, so I’m doing the 5K.

Total Miles: 13
Total Time: 2hr, 4min


Left: Wednesday night marathon celebration with the FNRC
Right: Thursday night run with the FNRC


Totally unexpected “congrats on finishing a marathon” gifts from Genevieve and Kelly. Thank you!!!!



  • Now that the marathon is over, it’s nice to just be able to run whatever distance or pace I want, without looking at what is on the schedule, or worrying that I’m running too fast.
  • I wanted to recover for a week, but I’m ready to start doing real speedwork again! I know I’ve lost some speed over the past few months, and I’m ready to get it back (and then some, hopefully). And my goal this winter is to get into a regular strength routine.
  • I have a lot of thoughts about the marathon, but I’ll save those for another post.
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4 Comments on “Training, Oct 8-14”

  1. I basically just started running again, and am only averaging 2 to 4 miles a day with a swim when I feel like it. I want to get into speedwork again soon, but am tired feeling lots of the time. Have heard that I need to take 2 full weeks to recover, so I don’t want to push it until next week. How are those pumpkin pie Pop Tarts?

  2. Isn’t it nice not having a running schedule? I remember how wonderful it felt not having to run a certain distance after spending months training for my half marathon. I can only imagine what it must feel like after full marathon training! The feeling of freedom is the main reason that I’ve been avoiding registering for any long races in the near future – I want to fall even more in love with running and not burn myself out!

    What sort of strength training do you plan to do? I want to start incorporating it into my life but have no idea where to start :/

    1. I just do classes at my gym (Pilates, or stuff like “Body Sculpt” or “Dynamic Definition” and then if I’m working out on my own, I’ll replicate the exercises I learned there.

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