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#WDWMarathonTraining Week 8

by Meghann on October 18, 2016

Done with week eight and feeling great!


For some reason I struggled a little more this week than the week before, but was overall really pleased with all of my runs.


  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 31:51
  • Pace: 10:41

My last treadmill run at my old office gym. *sniff* Unfortunately my new office does not have a fitness center, so I’ll have to figure out another way to get my Monday speed training in. Maybe it’s time to check out the track at the high school near me and see if it’s available Monday mornings.


  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 31:40
  • Pace: 10:32

Annalynn got up right when I was about to head out the door, so I was delayed about 10 minutes nursing her. The good news is she went back to sleep, the sad news is I had to cut my run short by a mile. I could have used the crying baby as an excuse to drop the run completely, so I’m proud I was still able to get out there.


  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: 42:18
  • Pace: 10:34

Running to Daycare

I had another successful daycare drop off with the jogging stroller. Two miles to daycare and two miles back. I really enjoy dropping Annalynn off at daycare in the jogging stroller and look forward to more opportunities to do so in the future.


  • Distance: 8 mi
  • Time: 1:25:52
  • Pace: 10:43

Ugh. That run was brutal. I felt great during last week’s 7 miles and was hoping for a similar run this week. That did not happen. It basically felt like the run that just dragged on and on. By the end I had zero motivation left and was walking more than running. It’s not that the weather was terrible or anything, I just felt off. I also need to look at running with some nutrition in the future. I’m at the breaking point where nutrition is starting to be a necessity during my long runs.


1 Amy October 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

Are you keeping up with core/strength work? I did some permanent damage to my knees by not taking the time for that after having my second child…when you’re busy with work and kids, strength is the first thing to go.

2 Morgan October 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

Good job! I’m just getting back into running after having my LO and I’m training for a relay marathon in Feb. Trying to fit it all in is challenging for sure. Keep up the good work!

Also, when are we going to hear more about this new job you’ve mentioned in the past 2 posts?

3 Juli D. October 19, 2016 at 10:58 am

I just want to say you are doing awesome. It is so hard to juggle work and baby and exercise – I know I’ve got a 1 and 3 year old. 🙂 Especially coming back for it, although you do have pace goals, I think it’s an accomplishment just to get out the door on a regular basis, no matter how fast or how hard the run is.

4 Linda @ the fitty October 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Proud that you pushed yourself to finish your run despite it being a cruddy one!was your energy just low?
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5 Hanne October 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

So, I noticed that you talked about a new job both in this post and the previous one. Are you willing to share anything about the new job, or is it on a “need to know” basis at this stage? Or have you written about it before, while I’ve somehow missed it? 🙂

6 Alice October 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

I’m also curious about the new job!

7 Molly October 22, 2016 at 6:58 am

I am loving following this return to training!

8 Dana October 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

I’m curious and maybe you’ve said before, but what jogging stroller do you use?! And are you happy with it?? 🙂

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