Sunday, May 22, 2016

Marathon Training ~ Week 9 ~ The Oregon Marathon

Heading out to meet Tonya
Week 9 was alive and well for the most part! Much better than week 8 anyway! 
I started off my Monday running 5 miles after work with my Jerry (my husband).  It was warm out! But thankfully not HOT! 
Got er done #marathontraining 
I went home and ate a little dinner, then headed to R.I.P.P.E.D class with my friend Olivia, then did a 2 mile cool down on the track.  Monday was a good start to my week! 
Tuesday and Wednesday I slacked off and rested.  These are the two hardest days of the week for me for some reason! 
Thursday I was back at it. I meet Tonya after work for a nice 6 miler.  I ended my run with a nice fast mile by myself. I ate some light dinner, waited an hour or two and went to Olivia's HIIT class for a killer cross train workout.  
The group that ran the 20!  Photo credit: Kristi Clack
Friday, I did my fatigued 10 mile tempo run at marathon pace (8:20).  It was warm out, and I was tired but I managed to pull it off!  I was slightly disappointed because I like to run these at a 8:00 pace.  My marathon goal pace is a 8:20, so, 8:20 is actually just fine!  
Saturday was group run day!  So fun!  We meet up at 7:00 am.  Oh how I love running in the mornings!  I have allergies, so running first thing, helps clear my head.  The air is crisper and it's calmer out!  I love morning running!

Saturday's "Run for Food" Group
We had a good group come out for some heavy weekend milage!  Some doing 10 miles, some 14 and some just short of 20 miles, ending with breakfast at Cafe 22.  The fresh strawberry shake really was a perfect end to a good long run!!! 
This morning (Sunday), Jerry and I went out for a much needed, slow recovery run! It was beautiful out in Dallas!
It was a good week!  

I'm looking forward to getting next week started! The Uberthons Spring Half is Saturday!  I am
2015 Spring Half  finish 1:45.35
really hoping to do well at this race! The weather is looking good and several friends are running this too!  It should be a great time!
 Time to beat....1:45:35.  It is on a different course, but I still want to break 1:45!

This weeks Run with Me Schedule! 
Run with me May 23rd to the 30th!
Monday 4:30 pm run
6:15 pm RIPPED w/Olivia at Fitness with Studio Fuego
Tuesday 2:10 pm run (meet at WVH)
Wednesday 2:10 pm run (meet at WVH)
Thursday off
Friday 2:10 pm
Saturday 7:30 am Uberthons Oregon Spring Half, 10k, & 5k
Sunday 7:00 am 12 miler
Times subject to change depending on who can meet. Let me know if you can meet up, some times are slightly flexible! ~Julie

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  1. I am so glad you had a better week! I am still trying to pull out of my not so great runs. I am going through the taper crazies for sure! Reading your report made me happy. I am excited to hear how your half marathon goes! It took me years to finally break 1:45 this year- Yeah! Now it is your turn! Good job on the fatigued pace run. I think I am running a pace run on Thursday and I am hoping it goes well. A milkshake sounds like a great reward for a long run. It is actually my tradition to get a milkshake after a marathon. :-) I think we are sole sisters! Good luck on Saturday!! I will be rooting for you! I will be running at the beach in CA, just about 8 miles I think.

  2. Thanks Kelly! How was your run on the beach this weekend? The beach is my favorite place to run!