Friday, November 4, 2016

#WDWMarathonTraining Week 10

by Meghann on November 4, 2016

Done with week 10 and officially halfway through this training plan!


Oh, my. What a big week of training! Don’t be fooled by all of the red, since I moved my long run from Saturday to Sunday everything had to be shifted around. I just couldn’t give up having a rest day after a long run. It’s pretty much one of the key motivations that gets me through the run. “Just get through this and you can sleep in tomorrow. I pinky swear.” Also, I have no idea how I used to run/train 7 days a week. Clearly I was freaking crazy. I enjoy my two rest days wayyyyyy too much now. They’re my rest days and you can’t have them!


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

Definitely missed the ball with my planned speed work here, but don’t worry, I make up for it the following week!


  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: 41:31
  • Pace: 10:23

I need to just go in and completely redo this plan. I actually prefer doing the longer weekday run on Friday instead of midweek – a fact I didn’t know until I dove into training. This is why I believe in training plans that are flexible to fit the runner’s journey – not trying to force it the other way around.


  • Distance: 4.35 mi
  • Time: 45:37
  • Pace: 10:29

This should have been 5, but I just didn’t have it in me. I’m okay with that.


  • Distance: 10 mi
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Pace: 10:12

Helllooooo double digits!!!! I was so happy with this run. I was up at 5:30am, took my time gathering my gear, had coffee, ate an English muffin, and was out the door by 6:00am. I brought a water bottle of watered down Gatorade and an applesauce pouch that I stored at the entrance of my subdivision. I circled back around and had the Gatorade at mile 6ish and then the apple sauce at mile 7ish. I forgot what a different refueling during a long run makes. It was like I had this big burst of energy and finished the run feeling really strong.


This was the first long run in a while that I’d finished after Annalynn was up. She was sitting on the couch with her dad, perfectly content, and gave me the biggest smile when I walked in the door. My heart just melted. I can’t wait to see that same big smile after I cross the finish line in January.

National Running Safety Month 

Did you know November is National Running Safety month? As someone who runs before the sun, I understand the importance of being recognized as a human on the road. Being recognized as a human lets drivers known to use extra caution when passing you – more caution than what they’d use compared to when passing a traffic cone or road sign, for example.

Check out these great tips from Brooks Running for making sure you’re being seen while you run happy!

Be Seen

On another note, make sure to set your clocks back this weekend! One more hour of sleep! Woo hoo!

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