Week 9 done… 20 days to go…

I’m beginning to think I should have given myself more than 12 weeks to train for this upcoming half…  too late now!!  Twenty more days until D-day!  Oh.Em.Gee.

As I said in an earlier post, El Motivador was away this past week, so my running volume went wayyy down because he wasn’t here to nag motivate me.  That being said, I do think I needed a lower volume week as I was feeling a bit fatigued.  The long runs are so important when you’re training for distance, and I woke up this morning feeling rested and ready to tackle the 10-miler I had scheduled.


wpid-screenshot_2015-09-06-21-02-22.pngThe weather was gorgeous today, 51 degrees and 98% humidity, meaning it was lightly raining.  Perfect conditions.  We welcomed running in the rain after our long summer of running in the heat.  James and I set up a little makeshift aid station on our front porch full of gels, water, Gatorade, Nuun, and changes of running attire. We both planned to run loops to where we could visit the house at least twice before we hit the trail for an out and back to finish up.  It worked beautifully.  I changed my shirt twice and James changed his visor twice.  It’s all about priorities, isn’t it.  🙂

Long story short, I did my 10 miles (according to my phone I did 12, hehe), and James did 20!! He finished strong… me, not so strong on the last 2, but I finished, so we’ll just say it was successful.  We decided to celebrate with a very naughty treat… Mexican food!!  Actually, if you break the entire meal down, the rice is a carb reload, the beans are protein and fiber, and, as I got the enchiladas, they’re made with corn tortillas that don’t have any added sugar or preservatives in them, so the only thing really of concern is the fat in the cheese… but, really… one night a week of debauchery… we deserved it.  Am I worried about what the scale will say tomorrow?  No, not at all… I don’t plan on getting back on that thing until Thursday!  🙂


Happy Running!!


11 thoughts on “Week 9 done… 20 days to go…

  1. 50in50marathonquest

    Love the strategy with the scale!! Awesome run today – I’ll also add, the loops we did weren’t exactly flat, especially the soul sucking mile of Grade Road…twice, so the post-run fare was most justified :), Also been a pretty awesome weekend too!

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  2. aidyl93

    Congratulations!! Mexican food as a treat is the best route to go. 🙂 How fun, and what a wonderful idea to set up a stop-station! I’m glad it worked out well, the weather was great, and you were able to accomplish it! Way to go you!! 😀

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  3. chasingdownhealthy

    I love your strategy using your house as an aid station, that’s genius! FANTASTIC job on that long run, I bet you felt so empowered coming out of that!

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