I can't believe I am in week four of marathon training already. I feel like things are going well but it's time to ramp things up just a bit! I am going to start making sure I get in a weekly tempo run at marathon pace. I will start this week's tempo run at six or seven miles at 8:15-8:20 pace and work up to ten miles in the next few weeks. By next week, I will start adding in some speed work as well.
This week was busy with work and a few other things but things will slow down some next week!
I was given the honor of pacing a friend for her first half marathon this morning. It was such a wonderful thing to watch her cross that finish line for the first time. Tears were shed, and she walked away
from that race somehow stronger! I love that about running! There is something that makes a person stronger after doing something hard. Running a half or full marathon is very hard. When you give it your all, it is such a powerful thing. I love you Olivia!
|From today's Corvallis Half|
I will be blogging about the Corvallis Half later this week, so stay tuned.
This week I'm looking forward to a really fun group run on Saturday out on a country road. I'm looking forward to pushing myself a little harder too!
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