Week 13 of Richmond Marathon Training – Peak Week

And just like that…  It’s time to taper! Ah!  I am getting so close to race day!  This was a big running week.  (perhaps that’s why I am almost a week late in posting about it?)  😉 Tuesday –  4.4 miles Wednesday – 12 Miles Thursday – 6 miles Friday – rest day Saturday – 5 miles Sunday – 22 miles! For Sunday’s run, we woke up super early and headed down to Richmond to run with my Sister in {Read More}

Week 12 of Richmond Marathon Training

Another week down!  Less than 4 weeks before I run my next marathon! This week’s training wasn’t terribly noteworthy.  Coming off of a less than stellar 20 mile run; Monday – Rest day Tuesday – 4.15 miles on the treadmill.  I was pretty glad to have a shorter run scheduled, it gave me an extra day for my tired legs. Wednesday – This was my mid week long run.  I was going to run it around town while my youngest was {Read More}

Week 11 of Richmond Marathon Training

Coming off of a great 20 miler last weekend, this week was a little bit of a let down… I missed a run, my mileage was lower, and my Sunday long run just felt a little off.  But hey, they can’t all be good weeks can they?  🙂 So here’s the break down: Monday-Rest day Tuesday- 5.2 treadmill miles. Wednesday – On the schedule, I only had 3.25 miles of intervals.  But, I got to run the in a brand {Read More}

Stonewall Jackson 20 Mile Ambulance Run Race Recap

On the training plan for this past weekend was a 20 mile run.  There just happened to be a 20 miler somewhat nearby, that I’ve heard mentioned as a good race when training for the Marine Corps Marathon or the Richmond Marathon.  So, (partly because I don’t like planning long routes, and partly because I really like race t shirts), I signed up! Packet pickup started at 5:30 on Saturday morning, and the race was just under a 2 hour {Read More}

Week 9 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New Race on the Schedule

I am now on week 9 of training for the Richmond Marathon!  And even more exciting, it’s still going well!  Well sort of… I made the decision to skip out on running last weekend.  I’m a little bummed to miss out on my 18 mile run, but it was for a good cause!   On Friday morning, I got the call from my sister that she was heading into Labor and Delivery, and my niece was going to be born! {Read More}

So This is What it Feels Like to Actually Follow my Training Plan

My youngest started preschool this week…   Of course I was sad to drop him off.  Its a big deal!  But, let me tell you, for the first time in over seven years, I was ALONE.  In the middle of the day, in the middle of the week! Superman has gone off to fight crime without Mommy… So what did I do with my first day to myself?  Well, I ran of course.  🙂  What else would I have done?!  I turned {Read More}

What Have I Been Doing This Month?

August is coming to an end…  and with that, so is my busiest month EVER!   Ok…  so that may be an exaggeration, I mean December can get pretty hectic too.  But its been a crazy August! While my blogging has been put on a back burner, there has still been a lot going on!  I mentioned at the beginning of the month that we were finishing our attic.  Well, we just finished it.  Completely!  The project that took all Summer is {Read More}

Hello August! Bring it on!

It’s Friday!  The start of the weekend, and the start of a new month! (See this face?  This is the excitement of wearing long sleeves this week!  Seriously, 60’s and 70’s in July?  Yes please!!) It was quite a month!  Not the most notable, running-wise.  But a full month nonetheless. Throughout July, we’ve been working on a big renovation in our home, mostly doing it ourselves.  We are really close to being done with it, and I am so glad!  Right {Read More}

Rest Day! (or, The Day I am Jealous of Everyone I See Running).

It’s been a good running week! The past few months have come with some achy hips and knee pains, so I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged… and tried not to overdo it. However, last week and this week, things have been feeling like they should again!  There’s been virtually no pain, I’ve enjoyed my runs, and they’ve been speedier than I’ve ran since my marathon.  I am sure I won’t be able to keep that kind of pace up once I have {Read More}

Training Plan

17 Weeks! Sounds like a long way away…  But its time to jump in and “officially” start training.   This time around, I think I will go back to the Hal Higdon training plan.  It’s an 18 week plan, so I’ll be starting at week two. I used Hal Higdon with my first half marathon with a lot of success! So, for this week… Monday: Cross training Tuesday: 3 miles Wednesday: 5 miles Thursday: 3 miles Friday: Rest Saturday: 5 {Read More}