Today I did my last double digit run before the marathon that is a week from Saturday. 10 miles in the early early morning. The stars were shining really bright and the temperature was perfect (my definition of perfect temperature is when you don’t even think about the temps while you are out because you aren’t hot or cold).
I promise she was excited for a sweaty hug even though it looks as though she is pushing me away.
I always reflect back on my training as I try to determine what my goals are for my next race.
The last few months have been pretty interesting…
March/April– Fun case of Ghiardia while in Thailand… eased back in my training. Please try to avoid getting this parasite, it hurt.
May/June/July– Ran a 1:24 1/2 marathon and then took 5 weeks off from running because of a quad tear then I ran a marathon on June 14th. Ran a 1/2 marathon the next weekend and then took 5ish weeks off to let me body recover, sleep in, enjoy summer.
August/September– Started training for the St. George Marathon. Built a base and forgot about speed work. 8 week marathon training cycle, why not;)
Long runs included—> 2 x 10 miles, 12 miles, 16 miles, 2 x18 miles, 21 miles, 22 miles.
Peak week mileage—> 51 miles.
So, my goal for St. George is to finish and have fun. Lots of friends will be running it and I want to run what I am trained for and not stress about it (go according to feel and not look at my watch).
Went for a grape theme today with a side of hair horns and fake eyelashes that are 6 times longer than my natural eyelashes.
Late last night I fueled with Maverick soft serve for my run this morning. It worked well.
After Brooke asking 58 times to ride horses this morning we went.
Does anyone have a farm for sell? I think Brooke really needs to live on one.
This lady is from the town that I lived my first 4 years of life in. 100 MARATHONS… So incredible. People amaze me.
How many races have you ran? Marathons? 1/2 Marathons?
When was the sickest that you have ever been?
-First 10 weeks of pregnancy and ghiardia.
What has your training been like over the last few months?
I’ve actually lost count of my races. I’ve never kept medals or bibs so the numbers start to run together!
I’ve been busy building a mileage base this year. I’ve got two marathons and a half this fall and then at least one ultra this winter!
I have run 2 half-marathons and several of 5/10k races. And now I’m woefully out of running shape. I read your blog for inspiration (all kinds of it) and you make me want to run again. Question – what kind of fake eyelashes do you use? I’ve always wanted to try some.
The Hungry Runner Girl
Thanks Erin! I go in and have them done at a salon every 4-5 weeks! If you are in the area I can give you the info of where I go!
Sarah @ KS Runner
I’ve run 33 marathons, #34 will be in November in NYC! I think I’ve done 3 half marathons? Maybe 4?
I’m probably going to jinx myself by saying this, but I’ve never been sicker just a cold. I’ve never had the flu before or anything else similar to it.
Training has gone well, I’m not focusing on time for a change and am just trying to enjoy the process and not stress myself by focusing on a time goal. Good luck at St. George! You’ll do great! :) Enjoy the last bit of the taper!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
33 marathons?!? You’re amazing!
Janae you lived in Syracuse!?! I have lived here my whole life. I’ve read your blog for years and never knew this!!! I’m probably more excited than I should be about this fun fact right now :p
The Hungry Runner Girl
Ahhhhhh so so cool!!! Maybe we went to the saw preschool:) my fam loved living there (I don’t remember much:)
Sickest: my sisters wedding.
Silver lining: I have been able to push through pain and discomfort I did not know I was capable of because of this.
Nessa @ Ness Runs
Looks like you had a great training cycle – I’m sure you’ll do amazing! Just make sure you get drink tonnes of water and get as much rest as you can :)
I’ve participated in a couple local races but I’m training for my first official one next month!
I hope St. George is a blast! I’ve run 2 marathons and maybe 5 or so half-marathons. I’m not so much of a “race for fun” kind of person. The morning sickness early on with my 4th baby was pretty bad…I ended up getting medication to stop throwing up. But I think mastitis leveled me the hardest.
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
I’ve only ever run 1 half marathon in terms of longer races, but I loved it! The sickest I have ever been was when I was pregnant with my baby girl. Morning sickness should definitely be referred to as all-day-long sickness :(
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
The past few months of training have been pretty epic. Not only have I gotten faster and stronger as a runner, I started getting into triathlon and have been challenging my body in new ways. All of my training will be coming to fruition in 10 days when I run the Portland Marathon, in hopes of a BQ. I can’t remember a time in my life when I felt this strong and confident about what my body is capable of. It’s all pretty exciting. This will be my seventh marathon. I can’t even count how many half marathons I have done.
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
Sickest I’ve ever been was flu in 6th grade. Can’t even think about it, it hurts.
I’ve run 3 half-marathons and reallllly want to do a marathon. Like really, really. But many the jump from 13.1 to 26.2 is large and in charge. Can someone please invent a mini marathon, 20 miler may haps?!? Puhlease…hint, hint.. Janae ;)
I thought/think the same thing. There needs to be a race between a half and a full marathon!!
Big Sur marathon has a 9-miler, 20-miler and of course 26.2!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
Big Sur is actually #1 on my bucket list. Thanks for letting me know about the 20 miler, I absolutely want to do it! Do you know if it is as hard to get into as the marathon? I know that sells out so quickly!
Big Sur is one of favs! I tried to get in this year but didn’t. They changed their registration process b/c it sold out so fast. Check out their website for more details. Their 20miler doesn’t sell out nearly as fast. I’ve been running for over 11yrs. How the popularity of marathoning changed over the years?!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
Awesome, I’ll definitely check it out, thank you!
Amanda, I did a half in May, and am now going to *hopefully* go for the full next May….You can do it!!!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
You’re inspiring me!!! Good luck on your training and marathon!!
My husband and I both got violently ill at the end of our honeymoon from either local fruit or water (like ice cubes). Romantic.
You’ll love the st George marathon! I did it and had a blast, the hills weren’t an issue for me, but I trained pushing my son in the jogger the whole time. Love your lashes, I’m getting mine done next week! The sickest I’ve been is with this pregnancy, I have hyperemmis and had an IV for 16 weeks, I’m just glad I didn’t die, I had no idea I could be so sick and live!
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
My first thought for sickest I have ever been makes me think of having mastitis while I was nursing and my son was 9 months old. It felt like the flu (not that I ever had the flu) and having to still nurse him and take care of him was pretty torturous!
You will do great at St George! I have ran 1 marathon and 6 halfs. I have no idea how many 5k and 10ks.
My training cycle for like the last 10months has been do whatever you can. lol. Gotta love pregnancy.
There is a farm that connects to our backyard. Kids love it. Just go ahead and move in already. You can have the downstairs room. It has all the toys and my treadmill – so basically it was made for you an Brooke ;)
The sickest I think (or can remember) being is during this last pregnancy. Getting the flu during the first trimester = no bueno. Although I am currently shoveling raisins and pb into my mouth so fast you may think I was never going to eat again. So that answer might change in about 30min when it all catches up to me…
When I was pregnant with my son I couldn’t stop eating raisins. What’s with pregnancy and raisins? Lol
6 half marathons, running first marathon in 5 weeks!
Sickest I have ever been, had strep throat and also developed an abscess on my tonsil st same time, was so sick! Had to get tonsils out a week later then I got better, it was horrible getting them out in my early 20’s!
Great training this year, started training with a running coach in April and it has been amazing. Up to 60 miles a week right now.
Jackie @ The West Coast Eclectic
3 marathons, 6 or 7 half marathons, a few 10ks. I took a little break from running when I had surgery, graduated, and moved across the country all within a few weeks of each other. Trying to get back into the marathon training groove for a December marathon, but its been a struggle. I’m inspired to see that the 8 week marathon plan CAN be done :) Sounds like St. George is going to be a lot of fun!
I’m not a race lover. Just a run lover. Ha! I joke and say I’m training for life. Medals and shirts don’t get me excited at all. Completely exhausting myself does oddly. I’m dying to tell you this…cottage cheese with TJ’s smokehouse seasoning is the BEST! Try it. Now.
14 marathons and countless half marathons! The last 2 marathons were right after my daughter was born. NYC at 4mo and the Napa Valley marathon at 8mo. I vowed to give myself a break from marathoning (and all those early morning training runs) after these last 2 races.
I have done 8 races so far this year. They range from 5K to 5 Milers. My first 10K planned for 11/1.
Illness: Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer. Diagnosed a year ago this week. I remember my last chemo treatment like it was yesterday. I wanted to die…but my family wouldn’t have it!
I plan on training for half marathons this winter. I can’t wait! I couldn’t push hard this year as I needed to heal. So any training or race I could do, I thoroughly enjoyed. My long term goals: gain weight and keep smiling.
Fiauna @ Read.Run.Radiate
Wow! My brother-in-law had stage IV tongue cancer several years ago. It was both scary and inspiring watching him fight through treatment, surgery, recovery. I am always in awe of cancer survivors. Way to go! Keep up the good work!
The Hungry Runner Girl
Wow! Stephanie, you are incredible! I am so glad you are okay! Please keep me updated with how you are doing and how your training goes this winter! Keep smiling :)
Doni @ California Footwear Co.
All I can say, Stephanie, is You Go Girl! My running BFF went through stage IV cervical cancer. That was 10 years ago and she’s getting ready to complete her 50 marathons in 50 states.
I’m in awe of your strength.
Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
The sickest I think I have ever been was some sort of nasty strep-like infection my junior year in college. I ended up breaking down and calling my mom from two hours away, crying to come get me and take me to a real doctor, and not the “voodoo hut” which is what we called the student health center.
The sickest I’ve ever been was getting dengue fever in India…so miserable!
I’m currently training for my second 1/2 marathon (I’ve also run a couple of 5Ks and 10Ks) and it is NOT going well. For some reason my body has decided that it hates running and is going to acquire a new injury every other week. I’ve dealt with shin splints for ages but now i’m having foot issues and the other day an “easy 3 miler” turned into having to walk a mile home as I was hit with a very sudden and sharp knee pain :( seeing a physical therapist next week…hoping he can tell me whats going on!
Eight halfs, and I probably about the same for 5k’s and 10k. Ran one 15k (brutality), and a few 6 milers. First marathon is October 19th!!!!!
My training could have definitely benefited from more speed work, but, I’m pretty happy with where I am training wise, ask me again come taper time!
Ooooh, Ghiardia does not sound fun :(
Brianna @ I run He tris
The sickest I have ever been was last week. I too picked up a bacterial stomach infection and it was horrible! I lost 6.5 lbs (that’s about 5% of my body weight) and has still had me weak! I’m on the mend now but will slowly get back I training. I’ve run I think 5 half marathons( with 2 more to come this year), several 10ks, countless 5ks, a half Ironman and probably about 10 sprint triathlons. The marathon is my next beast to tackle!! I hope you enjoy taper week and enjoy next weekend!!
Brooke’s low rider pants (pic on the fence) made my day :) So adorable. Thanks!
You were so consistent the past 8 weeks – I am feeling a successful, pleasant, happy marathon.
I’ve run 5 marathons. And I said I never wanted to run even one! I told my friends “if I ever say I want to run a marathon, do NOT let me.” Some friends ;)
just to clarify – that should have said ” I am feeling a successful, pleasant, happy marathon FOR YOU!” :)
Oh my goodness, Brooke looks like the Anna (in the part when she was little) from Frozen!
I have never run a race, I’m a weirdo i know.. i love running but our house schedule is crazy and every time i wanna sign up for a race my hubby has work and/or we have some family affair. Not cool.. either way i love my running..
Would love to have fake eyelashes, are they hard to maintain?
do you treat them as normal eyelashes when it comes to mascara and clean up??
Marie at the Lazy W
Love your blog! I’m fairly new here but just love every post. I love how much you ENJOY it all.
I ran my first half marathon 2 years ago then my first full this past spring at age 40. Fulls are my favorite, planning to do at least one per year from now on. (I’m in oklahoma so I am partial to the OKC Memorial Marathon. Have you ever been? 2015 will be a big deal.)
Sickest I’ve ever been was with strepp throat once, crazy high fever. I’ve been really lucky! LOL
We gave a farm here & horses and baby llamas and chickens Brooke can play with. Come visit! :-)
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
100 marathons?! WHOAAAA. I’ve done 5 halves and a handful of 5ks and 10ks. I think I like 10ks the best! and your eyelashes are amaaaazing.
Doni @ California Footwear Co.
I added it up recently and in the last 8 years I’ve run a total of over 40 events counting anything half marathon or longer in length (including 6 relays and 13 marathons — currently training for 14th on Nov. 2)
The sickest I’ve ever been was when I had pneumonia and took an antibiotic that I found out I was allergic to. Wow. Wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. I also had morning sickness EVERY morning until my 8 1/2 month mark with my oldest (but it was only in the morning, so I had that going for me).
I’m thinking Brooke should be a cowgirl for Halloween.
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Wow 100 marathons and 7 kids!!!! I don’t know how she makes the time to train. That’s amazing! Some people are such great inspiration!
Brenda @ Don't Lose the Trail
Janae, I think you said 6 magic words up there with “run what I am trained for.” What a responsible way to enter into a race, especially if you are trying not to injure yourself! I am running my first trail half marathon on Saturday, and I need to remember to “run what I am trained for” (especially because I don’t know what to expect but I know that no matter what I am not as prepared as I thought I would be at this point!)
I am increasing my mileage now. I had some foot issues that sidelined me for a while, and then I just lost interest in running. I took a few weeks off, found I missed it so much. Now, the love is back!
Daisy- Fit Wanderlust Runner
I went to Nepal in March for three weeks with 10 other people. I was so lucky to not get sick. 8 out of the 10 people got extremely sick. I have ran 4 marathons but as for half marathons…can’t even keep count! It has been quite a bit. Currently I am not training. I took a break after my fifth half marathon this year. I am still running but training won’t start until the end of next month.
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
November will be my 4th marathon and I’ve done 4 halves, 2 15ks, 4 10ks and 3 5ks. Plus a trail race and a spartan. I think that’s it? I’m not a frequent racer so they’re all scattered about over the past few years. I think maybe another 5k at some point would be a good idea. It’s been 2 years!
I leave tonight for Thailand and just keep thinking “please don’t get giardia, please don’t get giardia!”
I’ve done 4 half marathons and am 23 days away from my first full (yikes!).
My training has been pretty good (I think) for a first marathon. I’ve averaged about 30 miles a week and have had a peak week of 45 miles.
I’ve only ran one half marathon and have stopped racing for the most part after that due to an injury. Because of that, I haven’t really been training but I have been attending a lot of spin classes!
The sickest I’ve even been was when I got ecoli. Do not get that!
Kathryn @ Chicks Dig Running
I’ve done 3 marathons, and though I’ve run 13 miles hundreds of times I have only ever done one true half marathon. I have backed away from the longer stuff recently but I’m sure I’ll return eventually! For now I’m sticking with the shorter stuff because I tend to accrue many injuries during marathon training.
The sickest I have ever been was after getting food poisoning from eating nearly a whole bag of carrots that were past their prime. It was not pretty.
My training has been pretty slack lately because of a lingering injury, but I’m trying to get into a little better mileage lately. The farthest I have gone in the past few months is 7, and I really hope I get back up into the 10’s before this gorgeous Fall weather disappears!
Wouldn’t the world be a great place if everybody got to grow up on a farm?
Also: You’re going to do great!! Can’t wait to see your results!
Ugh. My heart went out to you when I heard about your Ghiardia… I had parasites and candida last year. Double whammy. Basically was out of commission for the year. Your training plan looks great. Seems like a great (HEALTHY!) base to build off of and have an INSANE boston??? ;-) I know you’ll do amazing in St. George, too!
5 marathons and one 50K plus 24 half marathons-14 of those this year. I should hit 20 this year before Dec. 31. I have a three year old. Running keeps me sane. ;-)
LeAnne @ This is my faster!
I’ve done one 1/2; three 5Ks; a 15K (5K + 10K Doubles race); and the Wings for Life world run (where you run until the “catcher car” passes you — Amazing race btw..definitely one for the bucket list). I’m training for my second 1/2 now. Slowly building up to the Chicago Marathon next year.
I was sick a lot during pregnancy but I have been blessed with no major illnesses so far and I am grateful and humbled by that. I’ve had friends and my twin sister have to deal with some major stuff, and as a nurse it can be hard to see patients struggle through some of the illnesses they have to battle.
I hope that I can one day say I have run 100 marathons like that mom from Syracuse. For now, I just hope I will be able to get through my first one injury free (and before they re-open the roads to regular traffic).
I’m pregnant right now and JUST got into the second trimester. I’ve been so sick but I am really turning it around now! I can finally start to feel excited ALL day about this baby!
Ugh! I am hardly ever sick but when my kids were 1 and 3 (9 years ago), I got SO sick. My husband was out of town that whole week and we had just moved into a new house so everything was packed….I wanted to die! It was high fevers for 4 days before I went to the doctor and they gave me some antibiotic. I don’t know what it was but I lost like 10 pounds in 4 days from the fever. Being sick is awful!
100 marathons is awesome!
My training has been going good (I hate to even say that). I am training for a fall marathon in 7 weeks!!!!! The part I am really struggling with right now is mid run fuel. I just have a hard time with the gels and I think for my long run tomorrow I am going with candy. I am tired of trying to choke down gels and feeling yucky the rest of the day!
19 marathons! I was hospitalized for food poisoning about 10 years ago. AWFUL.
Training for turning 50! Hoping to run that elusive 20th, but if not, so be it. Happy where I am right now.
The Hungry Runner Girl
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I have done one 5K, one half marathon, and one full marathon. Soon to be two full marathons for St. George next weekend! Hope to see you there :)
On Memorial Day I got the WORST food poisoning. My husband thought I might die. So did I. It was awful.
I have been training for St. George since April, so I better be ready! My goal is to finish of course but I’m hoping to finish between 3:30-4:00.
Christa @ Living Unbalanced
My training has been pretty nonexistent as far as running goes…should probably pick up the mileage since i’m running an 80 mile relay in 5 weeks.
Amy @ Life to the Full
6 full marathons and soon-to-be two halfs for me! Ice cream… I want some right now. Not sure what Maverick is – is that a fast food place?
I had the worst flu of my life (and spread to my husband, brothers, sis-in-law, AND my parents!) this summer and it all started with our toddler. That sweet little guy had me throwing up for 24 hours… (sorry for the TMI). Never again!
I hope my training has been good enough for the half! I’ve been running super low mileage, but it seems to work best for me in this season of life (like 20-30 mpw). Maybe I will ramp up the mileage and run a full again next year! You inspire me!
I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but Kara Goucher posted on her website:
Injuries are tough, but if you set realistic goal, every little step is an accomplishment!
The Hungry Runner Girl
EUNICE!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Such an awesome article! I need to share this. Thank you!
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
Overall races, I have no idea – half marathons, 5, soon to be 6.
The sickest I have ever been was when I had the flu and it turned into pneumonia. I don’t recommend it.
My training has been kind of awesome the last few months, I have been running faster than ever and feeling great!
Cori @ shes going the distance
1 full & 10 halfs :) my 2nd full is coming up in 2 and a half weeks!!! Can’t wait!
Sickest ever= hand foot and mouth from my daughter! Waaaaay worse than the flu. Don’t ever get it.
6 fulls, lots of halves, and just a couple 5ks. I don’t care for the 5k, and I hate the 10k. I just don’t know what to do with it, ya know? It’s not all out like a 5k, it’s not at threshold like the half… :)
Races – Lots of 5k and 10ks, and other k distances…but placed third in my age group last weekend on a 5k so feels like my biggest accomplishment! 6 1/2’s and training for my 5th full marathon. St. George was my 2nd…bee.u.tee.ful! But I had total
GI issues (there are lots of porta p’s on the course!) Sickest – during fertility treatments for our 2nd child. Ended up with a scraped ovary = trip to ER. Yikes! Training for this marathon has been/is challenging. Heat and humidity are not my friends right now.
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
Wait, was it you that mentionned the technique of tapering? I thought er youwere tapering?
Angela @ HonestlyAngela
I have actually never ran in a race before. I love running but I have never gotten too into it – that might have to change! The sickest I have ever been was with beaver fever, which is a parasite as well. It was awful!
Sickest I’ve ever been…emergency appendectomy at six months pregnant. I wonder if that counts.
Four marathons…training for my fifth. Probably 20 half marathons? Many many 5k’s and 10k’s. I’ve been running longer than most of you and your readers have been alive. Heck, I’ve been married longer….
That picture of Brooke is freaking gorgeous. That smile. Love.
I am training for my first marathon (after running several half marathons) and it is going amazing so far! After a 13.1 mile run this week, I will start climbing into unchartered territory very soon!
Love the grey Gigi. Fingers crossed!
I’ve ran 55 marathons, 15 ultra marathons and many 10k’s and 1/2 marathons.
Brooke looks so cute in her jeans, on the fence …I think she would be a great cowgirl!
Jasmine @ a cupcake for my thoughts
Sickest I’ve ever been was when I had pneumonia for two weeks, worst two weeks of my life, most pain I’ve ever been in!! I’ve only run 1 race, since I’ve only been running 5 months but I’m doing one on Saturday, which probably won’t go well since I had to take 3 weeks off running for back pain, that really sucked!!
Ohh Ghiardia is the worst- I’ve had it twice, most recently in Namibia this April.
Your eight week training sounds similar to mine. I spent the summer getting back to running consistently and just signed up for a November marathon last week. This will be my 7th marathon!
I really have run since the half last weekend. My right foot has a lingering pain from my big toe across towards my ankle, we have a 5k in about a week.
Nice training! You’re going to do great at this race! I’ve always heard marathon training is more about the last 12 months than the last 12 weeks, and over the last year you’ve done great! Taking those weeks off running was probably one if the best things to do for your body and mind, too so you e got physical strength from literally years of training, and mental determination from time off! I always found my best 5ks were after 3-4 week training cycles coming off a summer of minimal or no running.
I grew up having bronchitis, strep throat, and tonsillitis constantly. To the point where for the throat stuff, I could just call the doctor and get a prescription over the phone. For the lung stuff, several times when I went in, my doctor would have me rushed to the hospital for chest x-rays. I swear I glow in the dark from all the x-rays I had as a kid.
Since being an adult, I had been pretty healthy until having my daughter… now I am sick every few months… darn daycare germs! The worst… the ABSOLUTE worst… is when I had the stomach flu and couldn’t keep anything down for a week – while pregnant. Ugh.
I had the stomach flu once while pregnant too, it’s HORRIBLE!
Way to go on your training! I am wanting to run my first marathon in May…and I’m terrified, excited and terrified, haha! I am hiring a coach to help whip me into shape…Cannot wait to hear how yours goes!
I remember you saying once you lived in ‘Cuse but I always forget that fact. I lived there when I was little, but then we moved about 90 minutes away from there. Still a die hard ‘Cuse basketball fan.
Training over the last few months was higher than I had done before, but the consistency was the biggest thing that helped. Ran a marathon PR at Marathon #9 this past weekend. Good luck this weekend, have fun and enjoy the race!
Sickest: viral infection in the summer of 2000. Fourteen years ago, can’t forget the ER visit that turned into a multiple day hospital stay. Never got a real diagnosis but I got better:-)
The past few months my training has been pretty much all strength and HIIT with a 2-3 mile run every week or so. Crazy for someone who used to be primarily a runner!
Heidi @ artistandathlete
Janae- your numbers indicated that you are more than ready for this race. :)
I’ve got Chicago coming up in a couple weeks- it will be my 8th full. I’m not exactly sure how many halfs I’ve done- maybe 15? :) My training has been pretty casual this time around, and I’m looking forward to enjoying the atmosphere of Chicago. :)
I was really sick in high school when I was having problems with my gall bladder. They ended up taking it out my senior year, and then I felt a lot better!
I have run 23 races in the past 3 years (since getting back into running after a VERY long break after high school – though I ran track and cross country for 5 years in my younger days). My favorite distance is the half (I’ve done 2 road halfs and 2 trail halfs – those were extra fun!), but I’m currently training for my second full marathon. It hasn’t been easy training over the summer months (the heat and humidity can only be described as painfully insane here in the Deep South), and I won’t do another fall marathon, but I’m getting excited now – just 6 weeks to go, the weather is relaxing a bit, and my legs are finally cooperating with me (no more mystery aches). Wishing you the best of luck at your marathon and hope you have a fun day and enjoy the run!
I’ve run two 1/2 marathons (third is tomorrow!!). However, I have two more on the schedule for next year as well as my first full marathon!
My training has been more intense than I’ve ever done, but much more inconsistent. I have been training with Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Half Marathon and I think it is just a little bit too much for me right now. I’ve had to cut out about a run a week from the plan and that just makes me feel like I’m cheating. However, I’m in great running shape and have set some PR’s, so not all bad!
I’m using that same plan! The running 5x/week does seem like a lot doesn’t it? I hope it works though and i get a PR! The speed work is brutal so it better be worth it. Hope your race went well!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
Love the article about the mom of 7, so so inspiring!
2 marathons and maybe 6 1/2 marathons? some 5k, 10K, triathlons, duathlon. I have exercise ADHD!
I got the REAL flu a couple yard ago – it was absolutely horrendous. I’ve never been more sick – I couldn’t go downstairs to let the dog out. Thank goodness it was summer and my kids were home from school while my husband was at work during the day. It lasted two weeks. Did I mention it was horrendous?
I’ve been training for the Area 13.1 http://alienhalf.com using a Hal Hignon online plan. I’ve actually been doing the speed work this time so I hope to PR! We will see – it’s November 8th so about 6 weeks to go?
My mother in law has run one on every continent!! (Antarctica twice!!). Her 200th marathon will be in January. No competition there