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#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!

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

1 Alice November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Doesn’t your training plan have three rest days a week?

2 molly November 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm

congrats on the amazing 10-miler! your running is coming along so well, love following your journey to this marathon! I am training for a half in decemeber, not following a plan, but got up to 6 miles today and they were HARD…. but mostly because I didn’t get my booty going till 11:30am WOOPS

3 Marie November 4, 2016 at 8:55 pm

My kids don’t understand daylight saving. They wake up at the same time no matter what my clock says.

4 Ashley November 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Yeah… I am pretty sure you are not going to get that extra hour of sleep this year with a toddler.

5 Linda @ the Fitty November 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I sure wish I actually had a pair of Brooks—they have great quality I hear. And I have wide feet.
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6 Taryn November 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

Great job on the training so far! You are braver than I to take on training for a full marathon with a toddler 🙂 Good luck through the remainder of the training.

7 Nicole November 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

what a lovely thing to come home to post long run!!
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