Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#WDWMarathonTraining: Week 4

by Meghann on September 20, 2016

Week 4 is done and we’re back on track!

Week 4 Marathon Training

Monday

  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: ?? (my watch wasn’t working)
  • Pace: ??

I had the pleasure of knocking out 4 miles with my friend Ashley in Brooklyn on Monday. One of the perks of traveling for work is getting to see long-distance friends. We hadn’t seen each other since Thanksgiving 2014, when Derek and I flew to Switzerland for a brief visit. Ashley and her husband have been back stateside for over a year now, but due to pregnancy/ the logistics of traveling with a baby, this was the first chance I had to see them.

Meghann and Ashley

The weather was amazing. It was my first taste of fall for the season and I’m jealous those cool temps won’t be hitting Florida for a while. I can’t tell you how great it was to run with Ashley and have her push me forward. We still walked a tad, but not nearly as much as I have been lately. I really need to find more friends to run with in Tampa. The best way to gain speed is to run with friends who are speedier to you. Seriously.

Wednesday

  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 35:30
  • Pace: 11:49 min/mi

I really wanted to keep pressing snooze and skip this run. It was tempting, very tempting, but I fought the urge. Instead I put my big girl pants on, got out of bed, and ran. No regrets.

Friday

  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: 46:59
  • Pace: 11:45 min/mi

I had a rare Friday off from work and was trying to figure out how to sleep-in while still being able to fit my run in. Annalynn had to be at school at 8:00am for picture day and I had an appointment at 9:30am. Hmm… could I possibly drop her off via the jogging stroller? It’s 2 miles to her school and 2 miles back – exactly what I needed to cover for the day.

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So Friday morning I loaded up the Bob and off we went. I felt like supermom, it was awesome! I dropped her off, turned around, and ran with the empty stroller back home. I wish I could do it everyday. I love running with my girl.

Saturday

  • Distance: 3.1 mi
  • Time: 35:11
  • Pace: 11:19

I ran the Fit Foodie 5K with Annalynn on Saturday. I have a detailed race recap coming soon, but it was a really fun race and I’m so glad I got to run it with Jess (and her side kick Mason!).

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Not a super-crazy week, but definitely a productive one. The slow climb of building mileage begins next week. It’s only going to go up and up from here!

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