Sunday, October 21, 2012

2 weeks to go + Weekly Workout Linkup

Less than 2 weeks till the New York City Marathon and the Weekly Workout Linkup!

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Can you tell I am just a bit excited?!  Well, I am.  I head to NY in a little over a week so life is a bit crazy these days.  On top of that, I have an observation this week, 2 doctor appointments, a Jewelry Party, and it goes on!

Since my miles are getting lower I have a few more minutes of my hands and it is nice.  Knowing I am in taper mode, I am not too concerned about missing run, or the pace (not that I ever cared).  I know that the next few days are to help my body recover and rest for the big 26.2.  It might sound silly, but I am more excited for the race to be over so I can increase the miles again to train for Disney's Marathon and Half Marathon.  

After the 22 mile run on Saturday, I ventured out Sunday for a bike ride with some great people!  It was certainly not what I expected.  I intended to try to do 14 miles, which would have been my longest bike ride to day, but we started late and 22 miles the day before didn't mix well.  I managed to get through 8 before my butt went numb.  Meeting people was amazing, it really helped me mentally because I was terrified to put on those damn shoes.  I managed to make it the whole way without falling and it really boosted my confidence.  I know I can make it out there alone.

Monday was a much needed rest day, I couldn't walk.  Simple as that!  I also worked 11 hours. 

Tuesday I was home early and had 5 miles on the schedule.  I was ready to get out there even though I was so sore.  Once I laid in bed for a few minutes, I was ready to call it quits.  An email popped up from the Leukemia and Lymphoma society with a very generous donation from Rachel (go check out her blog!).  Because of her donation, I powered through those 5 miles.  It hurt, I was going faster than I thought and powered through it.  It was beautiful out, and the first time running without stopping for water.  

Wednesday and Thursday was homecoming festivities.  I was at work for 13 hours Wednesday and 15 hours on Thursday.

Friday is normally a rest day but Team in Training was having a nighttime run for the Wine and Dine peeps, I figured I would join in because I had a wedding to go to on Saturday.  My coach convinced me to go swimming.  It was an awesome swim.  I did a mile in the pool in about 35 minutes.  After swim time, I napped and for ready for my 11 mile run.  That 11 mile run ended rather shortly after I wanted to puke at mile 1.  Yup, and there went that.

How did your workouts go this week?  

I was happy with mine, although lower numbers that it should have been, I was able to get in some swimming.  I was sad my run sucked because I thought taper week is supposed to make you feel more confidant?


I found this on the ING NYC Marathon Facebook page


  1. I love taper time! Great job on getting out there and doing your 5 miles even though you were tired!

  2. That race is definitely a huge motivator for you! Nice job girlie!

  3. Ahh! I'm so excited for you!! I cannot wait to hear all about it. I hope you'll instagram like crazy! It's going to be the best. I'm going to be watching it on ESPN! I don't know if you'll be in the elite pack (maybe back a few?) but I'm going to look for you and Tori in the masses!!! I can't wait!!!! You've put in the work and deserve to have a wonderful race. Just reject any negative thought that comes into your head!

    1. Do you normally run with your phone or camera? If so, how? I want to but who knows what may happen to it on the run

  4. Love the link up! It looks like you had a busy week, both working out and at work as well! WOW! Running the NYC marathon is HUGE! That one is totally on my fitness bucket list...well running a marathon in general is actually on the list! I have run 2 half marathons...and I have the itch to run a full one! I can't wait to read all about your adventures and consider me your newest blog fan!

    Cheers, Tara

  5. You are going to be AMAZING!!



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