NYC Marathon Training: Week 10

Happy Monday!

 

So if you follow me on twitter (@Rebeccaruns), you may have seen me post a Sheldon Cooper GIF where he tosses the roommate agreement in the air. I posted that because of the weather on Sunday hampering the Army Run. But, I could probably use that GIF again to describe week 10 of Marathon training (can’t use it on here, copyright.).

Week 10 of NYC Marathon Training

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This is going to be the shortest training post of all because I had a grand total of two runs this week. That is right, two. Here is what happened:

 

Monday – Off (I ran 20K the day before), but I did run a XCountry practice. So there was some jogging in there

Tuesday – 9K steady run. It was an absolutely beautiful day out. I ran 9K in 1:01 and felt great. No issues to report. I did stop a couple of times to take some pictures:

 

 

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Wednesday – Off

Thursday – Sick with death cold 2014. I was at a XC meet and barely survived the day. I was in bed by 5pm. No running occurred except the 100m to run to an injured athlete. Thought my head was going to explode.

Friday – Sick at home, so still no running

Saturday – Really busy with picking up race kits, grocery shopping and still feeling under the weather

Sunday -21.1KM

Finally! Back out there. So why not run a half marathon? I ran the Army Run Half Marathon. More to come with the race recap of course. But I have a new Half Marathon PB – 2:15:28! I ran slightly faster than that, but my garmin died at 2:11 with 500m to go, but I always go with official results for PB’s anyways (I did a LOT of weaving, more on that later). I met my goal by having a pretty awesome negative split half. Very happy with the results! I was going to tack on some extra KM, but in the morning, I just wasn’t feeling good and by the time I finished, it was raining so heavily that it looked like I had jumped in a pool.

Total Km for Week 10 – 30.1

 

Thoughts

This week was supposed to be 39KM and was a down week, so really, I don’t think in the grand scheme of things, my marathon training is going to suffer from missing out on 9K. I still increased my long run by 1K and it all fits with my 10% increase for this week. It should be fine. I am really happy with my half marathon race as it was finally a race that seemed to work. I guess that is what happens when you train properly right?  I know 2:15 isn’t the fastest time out there, and many of you are way faster than me, but I’m getting there. What I do know now, is that I’m pretty sure I can do the half 2x and run a full, but at my 6:50 pace. Running at around 6:25 was surprisingly comfortable, but my body was aching at 18K – so I do plan on slowing it down for the marathon.

Onwards to week 11 – I’m trying to figure out where my long run is going to land because I have a 13K Beer run on Sunday that I’m helping run. Should be fun!

 

Stay tuned for more Army Run posts later on tonight/tomorrow.

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4 Comments

  1. Kristi

    I think it is amazing that you not only did a negative split (I sure didn’t!) but you also PB’d by such a large margin. It doesn’t matter what everyone else’s time is, only how you do compared to yourself. A friend of mine did the race as an “easy run” with not a lot of training – her time was my PB of 1:57. We are all in different stages of our running 🙂
    Did you like the new route? I loved it (and it was fun to see part of where we ran as a location on the Amazing Race finale!)
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      The PB/negative split was pure from actually training properly. I’ve always just cruised around and not really put 100% into a half training plan. I probably won’t be doing that for the marathon though 🙂

      I do like the Army Run route – especially going into Rideau Hall! That was really cool – I almost got to high five the Governor General. Sussex Drive is just awful though – I drive on that road all the time, but yesterday it seemed filled with huge hills 🙂 Amazing Race Canada was cool on so many levels – my civics students would have been yelling at the TV because we have talked about pretty much every part of that leg in class (except the rapids….)

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  2. Nikki

    Nope, I wouldn’t worry at all about missing out on that run. Listening to your body is far more important. You and I are in the same kind of pace range and I think slowing your marathon pace down a little is a great idea. Start there and if you feel awesome on race day you can always speed up, right?

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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Exactly! I really don’t care what my time is on Marathon day. If I take 5 hours, so be it! Actually, if I see 4:xx I will be amazed!

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