Thursday, November 17, 2016

#WDWMarathonTraining Week 12

by Meghann on November 17, 2016

Hello from week 12!

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Man, I finished that week feeling great. I got all my runs in, I’m inching closer to dropping below a 10:00 /mi pace, and I still managed to run 13 miles with family staying with us over the weekend.

Then I saw this pop up on Facebook…

7-yrs-ago

Ha! That’s from the first time I trained for the Walt Disney World Marathon (a lifetime ago) back in 2009! Even though I’m in a much different place in my life than I was back then, I can’t help but laugh at how far off from those numbers I am. One day I’ll get back there. One day.

Tuesday

  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 32:33
  • Pace: 10:10

Still sticking to my 30 second pick-ups here. I need to pick it up a little more and really commit to giving it my all during those times.

Thursday

  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Time: 42:21
  • Pace: 10:35

Friday

  • Distance: 4.5 mi
  • Time: 36:42
  • Pace: 10:25

I was not feeling this run at all. I wanted to turn the alarm off and just got to bed. I didn’t. I got up, chugged along, and made it through. No regrets here.

Sunday

  • Distance: 13 mi
  • Time: 2:15:17
  • Pace: 10:24

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I was a tad worried about this run. My family was staying with us and it’s always harder to sneak out when you know the house is full of cozy, sleeping people.

I was up at 5:00am and went through my normal routine of downing coffee and inhaling an english muffin. The temperature had dropped a little bit over the weekend, which felt phenomenal.  I stashed a bottle of watered-down Gatorade just outside my neighborhood with a pack of fruit snacks and hit the road.

I cruised through the first few miles, circling back and having some of the water bottle and fruit snacks about halfway though the run. I tried a new route for my second loop and arrived back at the start earlier than expected. I grabbed the rest of the water with about 3 miles to go and had to get pretty creative weaving in and out of the neighborhood to get to the finish. By the end, I was completely done, but I still felt great getting there.

I feel like I’ve come so far, but still have so far to go. Less than two months to go until race day. I’ve got this!

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