PGH Marathon Training – Week 11 of 16

It is that stage of the training cycle with the really long, really hard runs. I am trying to allow enough rest for my legs to keep up, but this week I was too ambitious and had to cut my long run short. Still, I feel it was a productive week overall and I there is enough time left to get my legs ready for Pittsburgh.

This was a very tough week for 3 reasons:

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PGH Marathon Training – weeks 8 to 10 of 16

I’ve been cold many times, but this is my first time getting the flu. It knocked me out for 5 days, but I think I’ve been able to make up for it and I am right back on track.  Here is the summary of my last three weeks of training.

Week 8 of 16
Week 9 of 16
  • Monday Sick all day
  • Tuesday Sick all day
  • Wednesday — Sick all day
  • Thursday Feeling better, but still rested to make sure
  • Friday Morning: 5k run @ 7:23 min/mile. Afternoon: Fitology Studio 3 class combo (30 min indoor cycling +  30 min lifting + 30 min core)
  • Saturday — Full body lifting session + cool-down swim
  • Sunday — 14.89 miles long run @ 7:35 min/mile

I've been cold many times but I've never had the flu before. It struck hard and knocked me out for almost 5 days. It is time to get back to training and make up for lost time. So, I did a very easy paced long run on Sunday, and today I had 9 miles of hills for lunch. I hope to be completely recovered and back to full training mode by the end of the week. #GameOnPGH 🤒🏞🏃🏻👍🏼 — #triathlontraining #trilife #tritraining #marathontraining #ruleyourself #hellobetter #newtons #newtonrunning #gravities #nevernotrunning #furtherfasterstronger #beatyesterday #garminrunning #fromwhereirun #runnershigh #noexcuses #whatyoudointhedark #runningshoes #happyrun #swimbikerun #runitfast #runnerslife #runnerofsteel #runnerscommunity #runnerspace #runnersproblems

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Week 10 of 16

 

I can’t believe more than half of my training is done and there are only 6 weeks left! I am feeling mostly strong with my runs. I was very surprised my legs aren’t sore at all after an 18 mile run on Sunday. But I am not being as fast as I would like to. So, it is not clear whether I will be able to meet my BQ standard. There is still some time to try to get stronger and faster. The next three weeks are going to be tough, with 20 mile long runs, and an extremely hilly local race.