Marathon training week 10 + Meal Planning

Hello friends!

It was not my intention to take such a long break but I had very few seconds to come up for air over the last 5 days, and blogging did not happen.  But it was an incredible conference! I’ll share a little more on that soon.

Despite the whirlwind few days, I did a pretty good job sticking to my training plan.  My sleep suffered a bit, but I’ll catch up soon.  I also skipped a strength training day.  I’m aiming for 3 this week.

Week ten means that I’ve done more weeks of training than I have to go, that is crazy!! Steamtown is less than 9 weeks away! I’m excited.

The recap:

Sunday: off

Monday: My body was not feeling it! 7 mile run with 4 x 800m at 3:15 ave (instead of 8 x 800 at 3:10 ave- trying again this week)

Tuesday: 45 easy bike + Ignite Strength (felt much better!)

Wednesday: 10 miles with 6.5 at 7:20 ave – a warm morning, but solid tempo effort

Thursday: yoga at conference

Friday: paced my friend in her 32 minute 5k and added 3 more on for 6+ easy miles (10ish then 8:00ish)

Saturday: My first 20 miler of the cycle! (8:30 ave)

The 20 miler in Orlando was a bit of a challenge.  I got up early to beat the heat but it was dark, so I started the first 6 on the resort’s treadmill in the fitness center.  Then I found their 1.5 mile “jogging track” and added a loop to it so it took about 2.5 miles to get around.  I did it until I hit 18 miles but was melting in the sun for those final miles.  So I finished the last two in the air conditioned fitness center, and pushed the pace to 7:20 to finish strong.  Done!

Orlando 20 miler

I ran past this sign approximately 1243 times. I’m bummed I never actually got to see an alligator!

Meal Plan

Monday: Girls night typically means egg sandwiches and fruit

Tuesday:   Salmon cakes and more Swiss chard and tomatoes from the garden

Wednesday:  Quinoa Power Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Grill eggplant, zucchini, pepper and tomato skewers with turkey burgers

Saturday: Much needed date night?

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What’s the most challenging summer run you’ve had so far?

Have you ever seen an alligator?



10 thoughts on “Marathon training week 10 + Meal Planning

  1. It sounds like a pretty solid week of running. Do you have any plans to do RnR Philadelphia or any Philly races this fall? Or the Runners World series I guess.
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    • Hey Hollie! So far, I’m signed up for the Liberty Half in September, Steamtown in October and NYC marathon in November. So I doubt I’ll do any Philly races or RW this year… I’d like to add in a few 5ks but I don’t want to overdo the racing, so we’ll see!

    • The 20 miler was brutal by the end, but most of it went smoothly with new scenery along the way. And because none of it was road running, I used music which I never do, so that felt like a treat!

  2. Every time I run when visiting my sister in Florida, I move to the other side of the road when I see a pond…

    I’m one of those crazy people that actually prefers running in the heat. 🙂
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