Sunday, May 13, 2012

This is IT!

ONE MORE WEEK! Wow, I cannot believe that I am at the end of my training for The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. For the most part, training has gone very smoothly and I am excited to see what I can do.

Training week 17 didn't start off as well as I had hoped since I was still getting over the stomach virus. Tuesday I was feeling much better, and had a nice easy paced run. I woke up Wednesday not sure if I would feel up to running 800s, but I felt good after my warm-up miles and was able to complete 4 1/2 mile repeats when my schedule only called for 3, yay!

I moved my long run to Sunday instead of my typical Saturday so I could run with friends. Always more fun to run with friends! My schedule called for 15 miles today, but after two days of mulching my back was protesting, so I decided it call it quits for the day. No reason to push it with only a week left!

Other than a few easy miles this week, my training is over. This is the FINAL COUNTDOWN to Cleveland!

I've got my game plan that includes an A, B, & C goal so I can adjust as necessary during the race.

Week 17 stats:

Monday: 1.75 miles
Tuesday: 5.26 miles 
Wednesday: 8.1 miles with 4 x 1/2 mile repeats
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 3.25 miles
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 13.11 miles

Total for week 17 of marathon training: 31.47 miles 

I hope you all had a great training week. For anyone running Cleveland, rest, relax and get EXCITED for a great weekend!!


  1. Good luck! It feels weird that I am not doing this race this year as I've been there the last 2! Enjoy it!

  2. I am wishing you the best!!! How exciting!


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