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Marine Corps Marathon Training Week Seven

Posted Sep 19 2012 7:27am

It’s been a while since I’ve recapped one of my MCM training weeks. I’m not sure why I fell off the wagon with that, but I figure it’s time to get back on. Somehow, we’re just a little more than five weeks away from race day or about 40 days, as the MCM Facebook page reminded me yesterday.

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Seriously when did that happen?!

It seems like it was just a few days ago I was creating my training plan and getting ready for my first long run, but now here we are recapping week seven of training.

Week seven was a solid week of training for me after taking a week off.

Sunday: 9 miles, easy pace

This workout originally called for nine miles with six of them at marathon pace, but after taking an entire week off, I knew it wouldn’t be smart to push the speed, so I didn’t. I just set out with the goal of accomplishing the miles at whatever pace necessary. Apparently that plan worked and I finished with an average right around 10 minutes per mile.

Monday: 3 miles easy

I was pretty sore after Sunday’s run and had debated taking Monday as a rest day, but then Megan and I were talking on  g-chat about how gorgeous the weather was and we knew we couldn’t pass up a chance for a run. So Megan and I met up, knocked out three nice and easy miles while catching up on life. And of course we celebrated with some post-run fro-yo.

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 4.5 miles easy

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It was another gorgeous day for a run with temperatures in the upper 60′s/low 70′s. I am so enjoying this cooler running weather, though I’m not totally convinced fall is here to stay for good just yet.

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 18 miles

18 miles at an average of 9:39 per mile. I am so beyond pumped!

Friday’s long run was amazing and a huge confidence booster.

Saturday: Rest (but on my feet all day at a tailgate #fail)

Sunday: Rest

Total mileage: 34.5 

My overall mileage was definitely a little bit lower this week than normal, but I was happy that I hit most of my quality runs and totally rocked it on my long run.  I only have about three more weeks of hard training before I get to taper so we’re definitely in the final push here. I can’t believe we’re so close, but I am so, so excited for race day to be here!

 

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