Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Training - Week 10 of the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Training

EHere's how the redo of week 10 shaped up in preparation for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon in August and the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in September:

Tuesday:  planned 7, actual 6.5;   

Thursday:  planned 9, actual 9;  Once again in Michigan along the lakefront - somehow the miles go a little easier here...


Michigan lakeshore
Michigan lakeshore

Sunday:  planned 16, actual 4.5; I was planning to finish up the miles in the evening, but I got lazy and hung out with the family instead.

I'm struggling with the long runs, mentally more so than physically...any advice?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Midweek Motivation - Running Sucks

running sucks - run pretty far
Sometimes running sucks...
from ZOOMA FB
If you're training for a fall marathon, the miles are starting to add up - keep with it!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Training - Week 10 of North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Training

Here's how week 10 shaped up in preparation for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon in August and the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in September:


morning run
Morning run with Munchkin

Monday:  planned 7, actual 7; Again we were in Michigan and similar to last Monday, I ran the first 5 solo, then the last 2 with Munchkin.  

Thursday:  planned 9, actual 6;  I left the kiddos at home with Tazer in charge and also it was Little A's birthday, so I cut my run short. 

Saturday:  planned 16, actual 10; We had a 10 mile training run with ZOOMA in Chicago.  It poured most of the time, but we knocked out 10+ miles.  I was thinking about doing another 6 in the evening but that didn't happen.


10 mile ZOOMA training run
10 mile ZOOMA training run in the pouring rain

For week 11 the long run was to be 18 miles.  I don't feel quite ready for that, so I'm taking advantage of our little goof up in planning - I am going to repeat week 10.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday Training - The North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon Training

Here's how week 9 shaped up in preparation for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon in August and the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in September:


pure Michigan
#happyplace
Monday:  planned 6, actual 6; this was my first run of the season at the cottage in Michigan.  I ran the first 4 solo, then the last 2 with Munchkin.  

Thursday:  scheduled track speed work, actually did the track speed work just a little less than scheduled - again ran with Munchkin. 

Saturday:  planned 14, actual 0; first completely missed run - bummed, didn't get it in on Sunday either. :(

We took Tazer and Gaigai to summer camp on Sunday.  I love that they enjoy camp and have a blast, but it's difficult not to talk or see them for 10 days.  It's been fun, though to spend more quality 2 on 2 time with the little guys (and running with just Munchkin). 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday Training - Week 8 Marathon Training

Here's how week 8 shaped up in preparation for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon in August and the North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon in September:

maple woods
Wednesday's run in the woods.

Monday:  5 miles as planned
Wednesday:  6 miles through our local woods with Kovas
Friday:  5 miles as planned
Saturday:  planned - 13.1 miles, actual - just over 11 miles

Still need to add in some actual cross training and weight training...

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