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Week 3 Marathon Training: The Perfect Pace

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

This week went great, I usually don't run two days in a row to avoid injury but the training plan had me running on Friday and Saturday, and I followed my plan and felt good about it. I have been feeling a pain in my right hip, so I've started incorporating stretches before running to extend my hips and encourage my running gait to be correct, I may not be extending my leg all the way back.

My 6 yr old daughter came on my run Monday with me on her bike. it was really rewarding to see her ahead of me on her bike,I felt like a healthy mom and I was so proud of her for riding 3 miles on her bike, the farthest distance she's ever gone! It was also nice because I'm aware of how much time I spend away from the girls while at work and now training for the marathon. it was a win win.

Then Tuesday I got my walk in walking to and from the train to my work. Wednesday I ran with my friend Caitlin, who is also running the marathon for Team World Vision. She signed up for the marathon after registration sold out. I posted on my fb page that TWV had extra entries and she signed up. I feel like this is such a blessing. She lives blocks away from me, and she is one of the few people who are the same pace as me. My good friend Blaize is as well, but she lives in CA. It is so rare to find someone like this, and she is there to go on my training runs with me. I am thrilled about this.

Thursday I taught walk class, so got in my walk that way.

Friday morning Caitlin and I got up early for our run as I had plans to see Iron Man 3 that night. Then Saturday was our group run and I went there early to get more miles in, and Caitlin offered to go early too! We went 5.77 miles total, I wanted to go 5 or 6 so I am right on track. toward the end of that run, Caitlin took her earphones out of her I phone and we danced while running to love shack. it was do much fun! I know this is going to get much harder, but I have to say, right now with the team support the runs go by quickly and I feel great.

I am really liking the walk/run intervals. I am at a run 3 min, walk 1, and my pace has actually improved! I'm at about an 11 min mile vs 12 and I have more recovery time between runs.

This week's schedule looks like:

Mon: 35 min run
Tues: 30 min walk
Wed: 35 min run
Thurs: 30 min walk
Fri:: 35 min run
Sat: 45 min run (I'm going to go for 6-7 miles)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/8/2013 3:57PM

    It's so awesome that you're sharing this with your kids!

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    You are so amazing!!!!! I am ridiculously proud of you!!!!

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/7/2013 12:18PM

    How cool to have your daughter join you on her bike--you are really setting a wonderful example for you! I love love LOVE the pictures you posted, especially the Psalm 26:2 one. Great job, you are going to ROCK that marathon by keeping this up!

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TEMPEST272002 5/7/2013 11:12AM

    Thanks for the inspiration this morning! I love you being a healthy Mum. What a gift you are giving to those gorgeous girls of yours.

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LINDAKAY228 5/7/2013 10:25AM

    That is so awesome! Glad you have a friend close to you to train with. Your daughter riding while you run is awesome too! You are really rocking it!!

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KITHKINCAID 5/7/2013 8:44AM

    So glad you have a new running buddy close by! That makes all the difference!

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    I don't know what I would have done without my great friend last year for my first half. She made the long runs 'fun'.

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UNICORN212 5/7/2013 12:36AM

    It is great that you have a running buddy, and also that you got some mother-daughter time. It is so hard to be a working Mom with all the juggling that needs to be done!

You are awesome!

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