Thursday, July 31, 2014

{Week 8 Marathon Training}

|June27-August 2|
Such a perfect quote for marathon training

Week 8 Marathon Training called for 30 miles and I ran 28 miles. 

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: 6 miles
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 12 miles
Columbus Marathon sends out newsletters monthly. This months newsletter had a whole section about the new PR (personal record) Gong! Umm how awesome is that? So since it's my first marathon, I automatically PR. I'm totally pounding that gong with any energy I have left.
  Long Run Saturday (12 miles): This week we met at Thomas Worthington High School again. I went into this run slightly nervous. 12 seemed so long since it's been almost a whole year since I ran that distance. Breaking it up into sections during my run definitely helped. I went with the mantra today "I'm along for the ride." Today's run we did a lot of doubling back. 

I took GU Chomps (Peach tea, 2x caffeinated) at 6ish miles. Then drank fruit punch Gatorade and water (50/50) in my handheld the whole run. That combo, so far, seems to be really working for me. I loved the super caffeinated Peach Tea Chomps. They really helped today. 

I did do a low cold water bath right after my run. I'm hoping that helps a little. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sore. The back of my left knee is really sore actually. So now my job is recovery! 

My sweet husband left me a little note this morning since I leave before he gets up. So sweet <3

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