Hanson's Marathon Method- Week 12 Rundown

We are officially less than 6 weeks out from Race day! I cannot believe how time flies. I always feel like training weeks go by really slow in the beginning and then it somehow goes from 70 days left to 30 something days left! We are 39 days out and I am starting to cut out sugar from my diet until after the race. Overall, training this week went really well (it felt so nice to have a cut-back week too) and I was able to fit it all in despite all the traveling I did. I ran a total of 55 miles and ended up not taking a day off from running (since my plane was delayed 3.5 hours, no running was done when I finally arrived at 9pm that night)!


Monday: 11 miles total; 1.5 warm-up; 4 x 1.5 mile repeats @ 8:29 (800 R); 1.5 cool-down


Tuesday: 10 miles easy @ 10:00 pace


Wednesday: 12 miles total; 1.5 warm-up; 9 miles @ GMP 8:46 (actual: 8:53); 1.5 cool-down. I really think the cooler weather has been putting a damper on my slower goal race paces! Hoping it warms up soon or I may need to try this later in the day instead!


Thursday: 1.25 miles @ 3 am before my flight; was expecting to do the rest of my mileage after I landed @ 4pm, but ended up not getting in until 9pm and decided to do the rest of the mileage later in the week (needed 6 miles total)


Friday: 6 miles easy @ 9:41; whoops! was a little too fast on this one, but the air felt so great and I got to run at 8AM!! Dream come true


Saturday: 10 miles easy @ 10:10. I kept slowing myself down on this one, but felt strong and it was nice and cloudy/rainy out. Also got to do this one on the Rail Trail in Fryeburg, ME with my MOM!! She did 6 miles and is a rockstar. 


Sunday: needed 4.75 miles more to get to 6 miles. Ended up splitting it up to do 3.25 in the morning and 1.5 in the afternoon for a total of 4.75 (not sure on the paces- too fast I do know that!!)


Sunshine Goods:

  • Hit my paces on my strength work-out and easy runs
  • Fit in all my runs even when traveling like crazy
  • Focused on drinking more water than normal
  • Less chafing this week!
  • Fit in one barre class
  • Fit in one Hot Yoga class
  • Took 2 Epsom Salt Baths!

Gloomy Goods:

  • Didn't get a rest day
  • Foam rolling was not a priority (bummer)
  • Strength training sessions were little to non
  • Ankle was feeling pretty stiff on Sunday, but it got better after icing/legs up the wall