Marathon Training Week 6 Done!

It was a pretty good running week last week 🙂

On Monday, I was on the treadmill with 6 on the schedule. I was rolling but saw that I was pushing for time (I was meeting my husband for lunch) so I cut it back a mile and stopped at 5.

I was really happy with the run and felt like I pushed myself a little. I wanted to, considering all the cake that was consumed the previous weekend and little man’s birthday party 🙂


Tuesday I was back out in the heat with my run club. I pulled off a nice 4 miler and treated myself to some horchata after. Have you had horchata ? It’s rice milk and bomb diggity.


When I posted the pic on Insta and Facebook many commented having had it with rum. I haven’t tried it that way lol!

On Wednesday, I met with the eye of the tiger at track. We had an AWESOME date run.


Even though it was sweltering, I somehow managed to pull those times off. Our assignment was 6x800s and I nailed each one at my goal time 🙂

Thursday was supposed to be a cross training day but I rested. I did do an ab videoo though.

Friday was a full and complete rest day.

Saturday I planned to do an 8 miler but my son had other plans. He was up all night and while he’s always been a champion sleeper, this recent sick spell has thrown him off 😦 I was awake when my run alarm went off but only because I hadn’t slept. I ended up skipping the run.

Sunday I was on a mission to get my long run in. Even though I hadn’t slept well the past few days, I didn’t want to miss Sunday. A few of my run club buddies were heading to a trail I’ve been wanting to try for quite a while. I knew I wouldn’t get many more opportunities to head out there, so sleep deprived be damned, I was up at 3:30 to meet up at 4:30.

The trail is a loop of a little over 15 miles. It starts off with rolling hills and then finishes with a nice mostly downhill.



I could feel the fatigue and the heat and the humidity, but I didn’t worry too much about my pace. I never do out on the trail. It’s so much more peaceful.

I did a lot of walk running and 3 hours and 4 minutes later I was done!

I was so glad I was able to finally run that trail. Now I know why so many rave about it. It’s not crazy with hills, not very technical, and it’s really just an overall great place for a run.

Total mileage for the week: 27.25

How was your running week?

Did you long run this weekend? or race?

36 responses

  1. That’s quite a week! Good for you for listening to your body and knowing when to scale back. It’s so tough to keep the ego in check when we know our bodies just aren’t up to the challenge. My running week was fantastic. I was on vacation at the beach so I had plenty of time to run and ended up putting in a 21 mile week! It’s not a ton compared to other runner’s but for this gal it was a lot. Now it’s back to reality!

  2. Wow, that trail doesn’t look like it has much shade. That’s one secret reason I like trails – all the tree shade! Nice job on your long run! Glad you were able to get it in. Ha, I want to run on that tiger eye track! Do you know the song ‘Horchata’ by Vampire Weekend?

  3. I’m always amazed at how parents can adapt on very little sleep. Last week’s training was all over the place for me but I got it done 🙂
    Great job! I’ve never had Horchata before.

  4. You had an awesome week of training, you were killing it with your paces! I hope B is feeling better! You are going to be so strong for your marathon if you train on trails, trail running (at least to me) is WAY harder! I’ve never had horchata but it sounds pretty tasty, I wonder if I can find it around me?

  5. WOW that’s definitely a nice little elevation gain there. Even with a bit of walking you finished in awesome time. I pushed myself at a choo-choo train pace up my little bridge during my 16-miler and finished much slower than you. I’d die with any real hills 😀

  6. Wait, humidity in AZ??? I did 16 miles this weekend and it S-U-C-K-E-D!!! Looking forward to my bump back week this weekend, only 10 miles! Sorry the little guy has been sick, it’s so hard to watch the babies suffer 😦 Hope he feels better!

  7. Wow! That looks like a great trail to run…but for me, maybe when it is cooler! Sorry your little one was sick. Now my kids keep me up at night because I am waiting for them to go to bed–I must be getting old!
    14 miles on the road this weekend–in much cooler temps!
    Good work!