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24 October

Marathon Training Update

I am about 16 days away from running my first marathon and I think I’m ready!

A week ago I ran my first ever 21 miles. I had to run early in the week because we were headed to Tampa to see my boys and there was no way I could do it by myself. One of my dear friends agreed to run part of it with me. I ran the first 10 solo then she met me to run 11. I felt pretty good the entire time. At one point, around 6.5 miles, my right leg, below the knee was achey but I ran through it. I didn’t start until 7 that morning so it got warm quickly. I went through my water pretty fast. Luckily my friend had placed some water in the neighborhood we went through. I stopped long enough to fill my water bottle and we continued on our way. No other pains except just getting a little tired. Around mile 19 I wanted to throw up but guess what, I ran through it. I averaged a great pace of about 9:55. I am super excited that it went great and I felt decent afterwards. Special thanks to my friend, Jules, for running the second half with me, because that’s when I needed her the most!

And now this Saturday we will be running 16 miles. I’ve decided not to run at marathon pace but a little slower. This morning I ran 7 miles a little faster than usual and I could feel it in my knee. The last thing I want to do is get hurt and not be able to run at all.


2 Responses to “Marathon Training Update”

  1. Good luck in your marathon! Training can be tough, but it’s all worth it in the end.

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