Tuesday, June 3, 2014

18 Weeks Til Lakefront Marathon

A few days ago, I took a look at my calendar and, just for fun, counted how many weeks are left til Lakefront Marathon. The answer? Only 18 weeks! It's hard to believe there are only that many weeks of training left til the race and also, that in just 18 weeks, it will be the beginning of October.

Last week was a regrouping week for me coming off the 10k race. I don't know about you, but I tend to feel better when I run more miles. Anything less than 30 and I feel like a giant slug. So I'm excited to start the marathon mileage build. This week's plan is just right for kicking off another training cycle!

Monday: 6 mile run + strides; Y-Kettle Bell Intervals; Strength training
Tuesday: 9 mile workout
Wednesday: 6 mile run; Y-Fuse; Yoga
Thursday: 7 mile run; Y-Blitz; Y-Kettle Bell Basics
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 14 mile run, inc. 75 second pickups
Sunday: 6 mile run

Total: 48 miles

On the run, 24/7!

My questions for you:
  • What is your mileage sweet spot? That is, how many miles per week are you most comfortable running?
  • How are you staying active this week?
  • Random Q: What one word sums up your current state of mind?

I'm going with "Optimistic" - The best is yet to come ;)

- ST

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a strong plan :-) I also feel better when I am running more mileage just hoping my body will get used to it in the next couple weeks :-)

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    1. There's always that period of adapting. But then, it's full throttle :)

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  2. Since I'm fairly new to running, I'd say 4-5 miles are good for me. I'm in training for my first distance race, a 10 miler in October...I can't believe how fast things are going as well! Maybe one day I'll contemplate a marathon but right now I'm happy with my short mileage :-)

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    1. Awesome that you're training for your first distance race! 4-5 miles is a great run distance - a nice amount to squeeze in before or after work or school :)

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  3. You completely blew my mind by saying that October is only 18 weeks away! That is absolutely crazy and exciting. I love the fall. I think my sweet spot for mileage is mid 70's to 80. Your long run this week sounds like a good one. My favorite part about training for longer distance (other than high mileage of course :) ) is mixing up the long runs. I'm really excited to follow your marathon training!

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    1. I love fall, too! It's the best season, with summer a close second :)

      I would love to be able to hit mid 70s to 80. Maybe next year I can build to that level. And I agree, mixing up the long runs is such fun. I love all the workouts my coach has planned for me these next few weeks :)

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  4. Wow I did NOT realize that October was so close. I guess I'm only about 18 weeks out from my next one too. O_o I better get on the ball here.
    Great mileage last week! My sweet spot is anywhere between 25-30 per week and then I cross train a couple days too.

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  5. OMG I did NOT realize that October was 18 weeks away. That's when my next big race is too. Maybe I should start thinking about that then!

    My mileage sweet spot is right around 25-30 miles/week with a few cross train days. That is a fantastic week of workouts, lady!

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  6. Haha I also just realized that when I got an error posting my comment that it actually did post and now you have all the comments in the world from me. Sorry. :)

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    1. Haha, I've done the same thing before on other people's blogs. Sometimes it's hard to tell if a comment has posted!

      Looking forward to reading about your training this summer after your spectacular marathon debut :)

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  7. Excited to run my first Lakefront Marathon this October! I was so excited that I remembered to register soon enough this year. I would say 45 miles is a good weekly number for me. Enough to keep the crazies at bay and not so much that I get injured.

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    1. Yay! So excited you get to run the race this year - you will love it :)

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  8. sheesh... stop reminding me of how close it is! i'm TERRIFIED! i have all these other races before so i'm going to just run them as training runs so that i'm not injured or over worked for my very FIRST MARATHON! ugh... i too like to stay at 30 or above weekly which i'm finally getting back to. i'm going to keep an eye on your training miles in a couple of weeks and maybe mirror them. lol!

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    1. Nikki, you will do great at Lakefront Marathon! Keep up the rehab work and you'll run strong at the race :)

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