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Week 12 of Marathon Training

Saturday, November 03, 2012

This was not the training week I would want, but made it through. Last week, I missed my first Half of the season due to my Stepfather being in serious condition at the hospital.

Here's how the week was SUPPOSED TO GO:
A couple of easy runs, a tempo and an interval run, end the week pacing the Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon today and 6 mile tempo tomorrow.

Did a tempo run on Tuesday, and a 5k today. That's it. My Stepfather took a turn for the worse and passed away on Thursday morning. So I've been with my Mom practically non-stop all week. While he had been sick, it was very unexpected. Mom's doing okay, thanks to her faith in Yahweh. There was no way I was leaving my Mom and going to Savannah, so I canceled and was able to get a Running Friend to sub for me as a pacer.

Another running friend had invited me to a local USAA Employee & Friends 5k this morning so at the last minute, I decided to go. I needed and wanted to get out there and it was 10 minutes from home. It was fun. A small race, around 300 people, but very well done. I actually won 2nd Overall Female and got a nice trophy. My friend who I went with got 3rd Overall Female. So while it probably wasn't as fun as being at the Savannah Rock n Roll, I'm happy to have stayed home near Mom and enjoyed this race.

My husband is doing a local Half tomorrow (Blue Moon) as a time trial for his upcoming marathon, and I was registered to do the 5k, but I switched to the Half and will do at least 16 miles tomorrow to get my long run in.

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    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your Mom. emoticon
    2028 days ago
    Sorry for your loss Tia.

    Glad you were able to be with your Mom in her time of need.

    Great job on the races.

    2028 days ago
    My prayers are with you and your Mom, I just lost my father-in-law suddenly a couple of weeks ago so I know the hurt but God is good!
    2028 days ago
    So sorry about your step-dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.
    2030 days ago
    My condolences on your loss - good to get a run in to process it and make the most of your options.
    2030 days ago
    I'm sorry for your loss Tia, hope all goes to plan tomorrow.
    2030 days ago
    Wow! It sounds like you more than found an exercise/lifestyle you like! That's great! I wish you and your husband the best at beating your personal goals tomorrow. After all it ourselves that we compete against. Also I hope the best for your stepfather. Have a good one!
    2030 days ago
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