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Marathon training week 9

Friday, March 07, 2014

Good morning,
I have arranged to have running buddies tomorrow for my 17 miles!

My one good friend/co-worker that runs with me at work is out of town, but her weekend running buddy wants to run (at my pace) tomorrow! They already had a great 17 mile route (they've trained for 3 marathons)

My other co-worker that actually is signed up to run the marathon with me is also planning to meet up.. he hasn't been as good at getting some of his runs in due to schedule and a calf injury. We ran together yesterday and he said my pace would be perfect for his run.. BUT, we are all learning the route and taking music incase we need to separate.

I'm hoping that a 'feel good' run is just what I need going into these last 4 'long' runs 17, 18, 19, 20.. will help boost my self esteem and motivation to do it on my own. I know I won't have someone to run my pace during the marathon (unless I meet up with some total stranger that we pace each other well.. which is possible).. so I have to learn to turn off the mind and get into the zone..

I've been short on my mid-week running miles.. but have been all along. I hope that the running I do in bootcamp helps make up for 4 of the miles. I missed my 8 mile run on Wednesday.. I just wasn't feeling it, I did about 1.5 mile, some of it on the treadmill trying to get myself motivated to do at least a few miles.. the body and mind said NO! So I listened..
I did an extra 1.75 miles on the way to bootcamp class yesterday and we did a lot of running during class.. stairs and on the field. I didn't make 8 miles, but figure I might be 5-6 miles short for the week's mileage. I'll try to be better next week!

So that is where the training is.. will update on Monday about my 17 mile run!
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    I hope your training is still going well! I've never done a marathon - just some half marathons. I can't imagine doing 17... or more! On one of my half marathons, I ran with another lady for most of the race. I finally felt better than her & had to say goodbye at about mile 10. But, it sure was fun having a buddy to run alongside! And, I set a PR!

    Best wishes for your training AND your race!
    1467 days ago
    Looking forward to reading how your 17 miler went! Good for you! Sounds like your training is going well. I feel certain you will find a running mate at the marathon!
    1469 days ago
    I had not read your 2/24 Blog, so, had no idea that you were back training for your marathon. Good for you!!! Great spirit and determination. I will keep on following you. Good luck and stay strong.
    1478 days ago
    Running buddies are a great for accountablility!
    I run alone all the time however last season I had a "buddy" who was training for a marathon too but at a different pace - so we encouraged each other to complete our runs...

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    I am two weeks behind you for my marathon training - almost 7 week into it now.

    Thanks for posting - it is motivating me to emoticon
    Have a great long run!
    1478 days ago
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