Marathon Training – Week 11 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on September 22, 2015

First of all, how is it already the last full week of September?! Time is flying. Pennsylvania is really starting to feel like fall in the mornings – a bit less humidity, crisper air. But when afternoon rolls around, it still feels like summer. I guess I should be thankful the nice summer weather is holding on for a bit longer, but the runner in me can’t wait for October and the guarantee of cooler runs. It’ll be here before I know it 🙂 Here’s a peek into the workouts that got me through week 11 of training…

Marathon Training - Week 11

AM – 4 miles outside – it was in the upper 50s when I started out and it felt like fall! I can’t wait for the first long sleeve, thumbhole shirt day!

PM – Destroyed some shoulders in the gym 🙂

AM – Biceps and triceps

AM – I had 8 miles on the schedule and got to 7.5 when I called it quits. I could’ve kept going, but I was ready to stop. I doubt skipping a half mile here and there will really influence race day. 

AM – 30 mins. on the arc trainer

AM –  I had 18 miles on my schedule. Unfortunately I got a later start on my run than I would have liked, and had to stop after 12.5 miles simply because I ran out of time. I had to be at a wedding in the afternoon and just couldn’t squeeze in any more run time before having to get ready and go. Not exactly an ideal situation, and I definitely regretted running during the hottest part of the day {hello, sunburn}, but I did what I could. Hopefully I’ll be a better planner for some of the longer runs in the future.


Not my best week, I didn’t quite meet my intended mileage, but tough/tired weeks happen. I’ll just have to rock week 12!

Did you ever skip training runs or stop them early? 
Where do you like to do the majority of your running?
How do you bounce back from a tough training week?

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 22, 2015 at 8:38 am

Even though you didn’t quite hit the mileage you wanted to, you still got out there and did it! I think that’s the real challenge when marathon training.

heather September 22, 2015 at 11:26 am

I love running outside. I like trails more than road, but have been spending most of my time on roads. Tough training, I just make sure I incorporate lots of rest and stretching and wine. I do not miss Pennsylvania during the cold times.

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