Training Rundown Week 8-MS Run The US

50 miles this week! I somehow always feel like it takes me a bit to adjust to running 50ish miles a week and then it becomes easy (ier). It's crazy to think that I'm now less than 100 days away from my MS Run The US start line AND less than 8 more weeks until the Salt Lake City Marathon! I was able to hit all of my paces this week and am feeling really strong. I shifted back to my early AM workouts and think that was a major difference in feeling more like myself and not so 'scatter-brained'/ in a funk!


Monday: 10 miles; 1.5 warm-up; 7 miles @ TM 8:20-8:35 (actual: 8:22); 1.5 cool-down. I love when I start getting to the point where I can hit my goal marathon pace without even looking at my watch every 2 seconds. 60 minute Yoga class after work!


Tuesday: 6 miles easy @ 9:43. I split this run up between teaching skating and did about a mile before with Stella and the remaining 5 afterwards solo. It's SO nice to run outside after work and have it still be light out.

Wednesday: 8 miles; 2.0 warm-up; 3 x 1600 @ 7:13 (actual: 7:08, 7:07, 7:05); 2.0 cool-down. I did this on the treadmill since it was cold out and I'm just not a fan of speedwork when it's chilly. 60 minute Pilates Jumpboard Reformer class at lunch.


Thursday: 6 miles easy @ 9:43. ~300' elevation gain. 

Friday: 10 miles easy @ 9:58. 600' elevation gain. 15 minutes of strength & stretching.


Saturday: 10 miles easy @ 10:52; 1, 392' elevation gain. Almost died on this one, but really glad I pushed through it!! SOOO much elevation gain and so hard. My legs were completely dead afterwards


Positive Splits:

  • Hit my paces in each workout
  • Got in 2 strength training sessions
  • Finally got to go to Yoga!
  • Foam rolled almost each night before bed...really helped me sleep well!

Negative Splits:

  • Nutrition wasn't the best this past week.
  • Easy runs (for the most part) were a bit fast