marathon training · running

making 50 again

This weekend was a cutback week for me with running – 13 miles.  I’ve been pretty loose on the cutback weeks and this weekend was no exception.  I didn’t run 13 miles, but I got enough miles in on all the days that I think I more than made up for it.  Friday I ran 9.2 miles and Saturday I did 9.3.  Sunday I did 5 miles in the morning with Leo and then 7.25 in the evening by myself.  I felt like I was going pretty fast on my solo run, but I ran watchless, so I have no idea what my pace was.

I didn’t get a chance to write about it last week, but I did get my 20 miles last weekend.  I did 10 miles on my own before Leo got up (starting at 5am) and then 10 with him (we finished just before 8:30am).  Happily, the run was pretty uneventful and I felt really good throughout.  I finished tired, but not out of my mind tired or crying or thinking “I’ll never be able to do this” (all of those have happened before after a long run for one reason or another).  My pace without Leo was a little under 10 min./mi. and with him I was a little over.  With the 20 miles I ended up hitting 50 miles again for the week!

Since the majority of my runs have been with the stroller, I really have no idea what to expect for the marathon in three weeks.  This weekend I’m running a half marathon down in Indy, so that might give me a little idea of what I can do without the stroller.  As it is, I’ll probably just start out conservatively and see where I go!

What races do you have coming up?


5 thoughts on “making 50 again

  1. I bet once you are running without the stroller you will feel like you are flying! Your marathon is so close!!! 🙂

    I am doing a HM on 9/9 and a 50K on 9/15.

  2. Dang! You never cease to amaze me. I did 38 miles this week and feel exhausted. I’m doing a certain half this weekend, too, and I’m antsy to see how it goes. I don’t feel like I’m in PR shape at all but I really want to go all out.

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