Week 13 Recap!

Thanks a million for all your words of encouragement after my sunday longrun.
In an odd way, even though I didn't finish the 20 miles, even though 18.5 is my longest distance before the marathon, even though I'm sure my running parter will ditch me & I'll run the race alone, I'm feeling better moving towards January 8th.

The biggest thing is, that my knee has been feeling a million times better. I made it 16 miles on Sunday with just a little stretching for it, and finished those 16 almost a full hour ahead of the 18.5. 
I'm optimistic that the taper, plenty of stretching, and some fabulous shorter runs will keep me ready. 


Any other words of wisdom to keep me moving in the right direction?


Marathon Training Week 13 Recap
Monday- rest day.
Tuesday- Treadmill Speedwork. These speedworks are beginning to get easier. The speeds feel more manageable and the knee is feeling better. Its amazing how 16 weeks of speeds you thought were impossible start to seem doable.
Wednesday- TRX class. My first in almost 2 weeks! Felt a little sore afterwards.
Thursday- 8 miles tempo @ 5.4mph. Felt pretty good throughout with a couple stretch breaks.
Friday- rest day. Slept through my alarm, and was lazy all night.
Saturday- I had every intention of riding the trainer in the afternoon. But after working in the morning, getting my massage, and wrapping presents I was out of time!
Sunday - 16 out of 20 miles of my long run due to the freezing cold weather.

Nutrition- My goal was less sweets, and I was mildly successful. This weight loss thing has been a no-go  lately. With less than 3 weeks until Marathon time, and VACATION (hellooo Bahamas!), I want to work hard to look and feel the best I can. With the holidays here, I know it will be tough. I want to try drinking more water, eating less sweets, and eating more lean proteins.

Today I had an awesome Speedwork run! The speed & knee felt great, and it was an amazing confidence booster to lead me into the final days before the race.

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11 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

So glad your knee is feeling better!

Penny said...

That it stay positive. Glad you knee is feeling better. Great workout last week. Keep it up.

Elle said...

Love love the positive tone in this post and glad that you are doing so much better.

!! Awesome.

Michelle said...

Glad your knee is better - you had a great training week!

My Daily Journey to Share said...

Great news on your knee! Great t see how your trainin schedue is going. Im training for the Rock n Roll half in March so great to see your workouts. Erica

Wells L said...

I'd say having a healthy knee is WAY more important than getting in a 20 miler - great news it's feeling better!!!! Woo!

You've done the training and you'll be great. I'm sorry to hear your partner will ditch you -that's rather unfortunate, but have fun getting your pictures taken with the characters and enjoying the experience. You'll be great.

Mary-Michael said...

Sounds like you've got a great attitude and will be prepared! Make sure your last short runs aren't pushing your knee too hard. If anything, you want to be more rested than less so! Good luck!! :)

Mary-Michael said...

Sounds like you've got a great attitude and will be prepared! Make sure your last short runs aren't pushing your knee too hard. If anything, you want to be more rested than less so! Good luck!! :)

Christina said...

Hey my secret santa,

Thanks A LOT!!
You have a wonderful great attitude. I want to be infected by your positive attitude!

Aimee said...

I think you are really going to surprise yourself at the marathon. I'm so glad to hear that your knee is feeling better. It's not how fast you run it, it's about finishing it and I know for sure you will cross that finish line.

Sara said...

You're doing great! You have a positive outlook and you believe in yourself - just like I do! :)

We need to meet up while we are there!!

 
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