Monday, August 12, 2013


Last week marked 2 new 2013 milestones for me...

My 1st official 15 miler since marathon training last year.
Officially clocked 15.5 miles yesterday morning on a very hilly (for me) route in 2:01. I waited kind of late to leave the house where it was very sunny and fairly humid by the time I was a few miles in. Pretty sure that I lost at least 5 lbs. of sweat. Seems as if I have forgotten how hard these longer runs were in their absence. 

Everything after the 12 mile mark felt like a crawl as my skin seemed to be baking in the sun and I begun to get antsy.

I'm sure it'll get better with time, and since I am very out of practice with these long runs it only seems right that they are a little extra challenging. As odd as it may seem, the challenge is reassuring. Gives me something to work towards while keeping my workouts honest.


1st week over 50 miles
Clocked 53.79 miles total for the week.

That included a 5x1600 cruise interval session and a 6 mile GMP (sort of) run in addition to that long run. A pretty solid weeks work for me, probably the best in the past 18 months.

3 weeks into things, I'm feeling pretty solid.
Challenged, but confident.

89 more days to go until the big day...

but really who's counting.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about that antsy feeling at the end of a run. I start getting restless and just need to be done...that....second. Congrats on getting back to the long runs. Hopefully they will only get easier for us both as we slowly move into Fall.

    3 months to Napersville and you are doing great!

  2. Great job getting back in the marathon game..I hope the entire training cycle goes smoothly for you!

  3. Congrats on the 15 miler! Nice job, and congrats on the first 50+ miler. Those are the kind of training weeks that I like to recall during the race itself. I draw the memories of solid workouts to help power me through the race.

  4. Awesome milestones, you are doing freakin stellar jumping back into things!

  5. Sounds like your training is going great - nice!

  6. awesome job! You are so speedy lady!

  7. Yay! Those are two awesome milestones! And keep the countdowns coming, since we are doing the same race, lol!

  8. Ooh ooh I'm counting :)

    Lady you're killing your training so far! Feeling challenged but confident seems like a wonderful place to be 3 weeks into your training! I'm so inspired and excited for you.