Monday, March 13, 2017

Boston Marathon Training {Weeks 12 & 13}

These past 2 weeks have been a blur. Some major changes at work brought stress and added hours- but looking back, it was good to keep working out so I wouldn't focus too much on work or obsess about running.


I posted this pic on my IG last week and ended up winning a pink ticket to Mikkeller Beer Celebration. As a result, we started looking into flights to CPH, And now we are headed back to Copenhagen for the 3rd time. I'm really excited to see all of our friends and eat good Danish foods, and drink amazing beer.


Week 12 was better than week 13. I just felt more put together. Week 13 had a lot more stress + early AM meetings so working out before work was limited. (And I have no desire to work out when I get home)

The highlight of week 12 was 7x800's @ 3:20 (6:40 pace). I felt great. Another highlight was 6x1200's @ 7:30 pace in the middle of my 12 mile long run on Saturday.

Week 13 was ok. I didn't cycle at all. I took 2 rest days- which is unusual for me. Monday I was tired, and had a 7am meeting- so Morning workout was out. Friday I felt kind of sick in the morning so I decided to wait until the afternoon for a workout. During the course of the day on Friday, my left foot started hurting pretty bad- it came out of nowhere. I was convinced the side of it was swollen, and each step hurt pretty bad. Saturday morning, I woke up and was fine. Dafuq.

The highlight of week 13 was 4x1.5 miles @ 7:30 pace. I felt really strong during this workout. The low light of this week? How about low lights: Feeling sick on Friday, my foot hurting randomly, and cutting my 16 miler to 11 because I didn't feel good. Oh well.

Goals and Stuff

I still feel on track for a sub 3:30 finish. I also need to run outside again some time soon so I can have additional confidence. (At the minimum I'll run outside on Sunday) I should probably do more with hill type stuff, but for now the squats and jumping squats and squat press with 25lb weights and all the stairs I take seem enough.

I also need to buy a fresh pair of kicks for the marathon. My neon Newton Distance shoes only have 180 miles on them, but I'd prefer to have a newer pair for Boston and beyond.


I cooked posole soup in the slow cooker this week and it came out really good! Pic didn't do it justice so you'll have to imagine a rich broth with hominy and a little spice.

Looking Forward

Ive got my first race of the year this Sunday- the March Madness Half. I don't plan on "racing" it for a time due to the crazy elevation profile, but I do plan to give a good effort to see where I'm at.

My Daad won a pair of glasses at a 5k recently and sent them to me. The dog promptly called dibs and loves them.

6 Days to go until March Madness Half

20 Days to go until Shamrock Shuffle

35 Days to go until BOSTON!



  1. I hear you with work BS and being sick - it's been a weird few weeks for that. I hope this week is better in both regards!

    I'm excited to hear how your hilly half goes this weekend! I was hoping to come out and spectate since it's so close to me, but we'll be out of town. Have a good race and crush those hills!

  2. Congrats on the pink ticket. Are you planning on winning the Mikkeller 5k again on that trip? Glad to hear your foot healed itself overnight! Good luck at the March Madness Half, you will slay those hills!

  3. Glad your foot pain didn't stick around! CB looks great in those shades :)