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Unusual Training with Amazing Kicks

Posted Feb 22 2013 8:39am

The LA Marathon is 24 days.  TWENTY FOUR.  Oh my land.  So lets talk training …. 

It was a slow start.  Pneumonia will do that to you apparently.  And lets just say that toddlers preschool and the worst cold and flu season in history has been a bit of a challenge. December and most of January was a wash … but I buckled down and In all honesty I made some sacrifices in my life in order to fit in the time to train while taking care of my family (i.e – this blog) but it was the right decision for me.

I’m also really proud of myself and I have to say that I’m feeling cautiously confident for this marathon.  I’m 100% outside of my comfort zone here.  Typically I have a detailed 14-16 week training plan that I rarely falter from … but I’ve learned so much these past few months.  Namely that nothing goes as planned.  However that doesn’t make it wrong or bad, I am rolling with this life as best I see fit.  Marathon training is not always a priority but its ok, quality training is a trustworthy thing.  

And quality it has been.  Here are a few highlights. 

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This week and next are peak weeks in my training cycle and I basically feel like if I’m not being a mom I am running with some sleeping in between.  Its crazy, but its temporary and a huge confidence boost for me.  Here is what my running week looks like this week:

  • Monday: (Cross Train – Spin) COMPLETE
  • Tuesday: (Two a days – 2 x 30 minute easy run) COMPLETE 7.5 MILES TOTAL
  • Wednesday: (Technique day – 10 Min warm up, 3×2 miles at Half Marathon Pace w/ 2 minute recover, 10 min cool down) COMPLETE 8 MILES TOTAL. AMAZING WORKOUT HMP WAS 7:30/MILE
  • Thursday: (Rest – Yoga) COMPLETE
  • Friday: Long run – 22-24 miles w/ 2 minute pick up every 15 minutes
  • Saturday: Recovery Run 40 Mins
  • Sunday: 60 Minutes with pick ups throughout

So LA MARATHON here I come, I have no expectations and my goals are not time related – but we will talk about those when it gets closer.  

An exciting announcement!  I am officially a Skechers Sponsored Athlete and Ambassador.  I have been running in the Go Run2 and the Go Run Ride for the duration of my training and I wholeheartedly love them.  

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I will be working with the fine people at Skechers to show you all just how amazing they are.  And if you want a little taste of whats to come … THIS

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