NYC Marathon Training: Pre-training Week 4 – Finally running

Happy Monday


I had a couple of great comments on the blog and on Twitter last night regarding yesterday’s post. Definitely a hot topic.


Today marks the start of my 16-week Marathon Training Plan for NYC. Of course it happens to land on one of the busiest weeks for me with summer school and track commitments (we are hosting two big meets – and I’m doing everything from coaching, to helping run the meet to picking up athletes at the airport). I am following a 4-run a week plan, but may drop it to 3 runs and 1 bike ride instead. It is easier to have Max in the Chariot with my bike than it is to run with him at this point. Plus – I’m trying to not aggravate the leg. The leg is fine right now – which is a good thing! My massage therapist thinks it might just be a strained muscle – he worked my legs for 45 minute the other day, and I will probably be seeing him regularly. My running assessment is next Thursday – so we will see what the PT says too. I’ve also been doing various stretches and other exercises to work the lower leg muscles. It seems to be working.

Last week I ran:


Monday – 3K – really easy in 20:17 (I usually run 16:00-17:00). I also did a quick 7 minute circuit with my track group

Tuesday – 3K – a bit faster but still really easy at 19:37

Wednesday – 5K – Prediction run in 28:45. Slightly slower than race pace but with negative splits. At night I had hurdle duty which was made extra special because the person controlling the hurdle cart was moving it constantly – so we had to hurry and lift the hurdles up onto the cart.

Saturday – 3K – another easy run in 19:45


This week I will be re-introducing the long run and switching the 3K runs to 4 or 5K runs instead. I still have to put my Marathon training plan in a table that is specific to me. I will share that once it is ready.

In the meantime, I have midterm marks to calculate! 


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  1. Heather @ GirlGoesRunning

    I am totally jealous you will be running NYC! 😀 That’s awesome! I also put my training plans in table format and then I put it on my fridge…lol. It’s motivating to check off runs as you go.
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      It took a long time for me to get into NYC! I am the last “class” (since they are calling us the Class of 2014 – lol) that is being allowed in because we tried three times and automatically given a slot. So it is now or probably never!

  2. Carmy

    hahaha I misread the hurdle part as YOU ran hurdles and I was like “did she lose a bet with the her track kids?!” good luck on your NYC training!
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      HA! No way! Knowing my luck – I would fall down lol

      Someone was joking that they signed me up for the steeple chase….I may have lost it a bit haha

  3. Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom

    So glad that your leg is feeling better!!

  4. crystal

    NY was my first marathon! You’re going to have a blast!
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      I hope so!


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