Monday, March 26, 2018

Boston Marathon Training 2018 {Week 15}

<b>Week 15! </b>

I received my Boston Rabbit gear and my Boston Marathon Runner’s passport!

<b>Weekly Miles

Running: 61.42 miles, 8:24.23 hours

Cycling: 0 miles, 0 hours 

Yoga/stairs: 00:21:00  </b>

<b>Total Miles for this cycle

Running: 776.02  miles, 109:31 hours

Cycling: 186.63 miles, 14:42 hours

Yoga/stairs: 04:23:00 hours </b>


This was my peak week of training which culminated with the shamrock shuffle 8k. After my disappointing half last week, I focused on getting into a good head space for the rest of the week. I was excited to test my tired legs in the Shuffle. Overall it was a solid week of workouts and I felt really good. 

I told the boys this week that they should take their complaining offline. It’s not a competition of who has the most miserable life. (Plus who wants to be around those negative people anyways!?) Like if they have an event outside but constantly complain about the weather, they will likely have a bad experience. Instead- focus on the things they are excited about and the experience will be better. The mental portion is so important for so many things, running included. I won’t tolerate their negativity!


I still felt off on Tuesday so I amended my 3x2 miles @ 6:58 to 4x1.5 miles @ 6:58. The half mile less per interval helped me feel better and more confident. 

Tuesday uniform on a Wednesday FTW


Running 10 miles outside to break in my marathon shoes! It was windy and cold AF, but my run went so well. I finished the last 6 indoors because I didn’t want to put a ton of miles on my new kicks, and I was cold. 

The waves were insane!

I Smashed not only my stale 8k PR from 2015 in the Shuffle but also my super stale 5k PR from 2015 during the race. Insane despite running 16 miles the day before and 4 miles pre race. More on this in the race recap.

Celebrating CB’s gotcha day on Sunday. 13 years ago yesterday,  I adopted him from the Greenville, SC humane society. We celebrated with Shake Shack burgers. I cannot imagine life without my big dog. 

Photo of CB with the prettier more instaworthy burger. His only was cheese and meat. 


I’m right where I need to be with 3 weeks to go until marathon Monday. My goal for the shuffle was to (bare minimum) run marathon pace 7:15’s. Ideally my goal was to break 35:00 - which I ended up breaking 34:00! This race has given me an incredible confidence boost- especially after last weeks disappointment. 

<b>Looking Forward</b>

For the next 3 weeks, I’ll be eating well- with the plan to lose 3-5lbs before race day. No more beer either. I had a few post shamrock and they hit the spot hard- but I know my success in Boston will be worth it  because of knowing I did everything possible to put myself in the best place possible. 

Warpigs Lazurite. Worthy of celebrating 2 PRs!

I’ll also start doing more yoga/meditation. Typically I only do yoga on my rest day- but I should start doing race day meditation daily. Visualization is so important for getting into a good headspace before an event. 

I’ll hopefully run outside on the weekend so I can continue breaking in my marathon shoes- I’d like to have 30-40 miles on them before Boston. 

I’m so excited. 

I’m enjoying cooking new to me recipes and am currently at 23/52 for 2018. A continually  updated list is 


<b>Days to go: 21! 🦄</b>

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that you had such a good race yesterday!!! And more importantly, I'm glad everything you did last week helped boost your confidence back up :)

    Your continued social media lessons for the boys are so on point. Not to fall into the comparison trap myself, but gosh, you are such a good dog mom! Looking for the positive in situations that seem otherwise annoying makes a world of difference. It's good that CB and Ze learn that now.