Portland Marathon Training Week 10 – Workouts Recap (8/17-8/23)

Six more weeks to go until my first marathon! Training is still going good. Mileage decreased a little. I ran 31 miles compared to 39 miles the previous week, which is still a lot for me. I’m still managing to wake up early enough to get my runs in but in one case I missed my alarm on Friday so I had to run in the evening. Thankful that I’m able to get it done!

Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Cross training day. I did Focus T25 Speed 2.0. It’s a good, fast paced workout that makes me sweat.
Tuesday – Started the day with a nice 5 miles.
Wednesday – Another early morning 5 miler.Thursday – I did P90X3 Dynamix, a great recovery workout with dynamic exercises and stretches.
Friday – Ran a fast evening 8 miler. I probably wasn’t supposed to run it that fast but it felt good, and at the end I decided to run a fast mile for the weekly challenge in G+. I ended up running a 7:32 mile for mile 8. I’m not sure if it was the spaghetti I ate or the Energy and Endurance Formula I took beforehand lol, but I sure went fast. Saturday – After my evening run the day before I still woke up early to get my total 13 scheduled miles.  I ran 10 miles before hubby went to work and the last 3 miles were on the treadmill.

The thirteen miles were ok, just another training run that felt fine. But I’m getting anxious about my 20 miler this weekend. It will be my longest run ever!

Sunday – Rest Day.

Here’s a summary of what Hal Higdon’s plan had scheduled and what I did:Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 10.24.32 PM

How’d your week go? Any races coming up?

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap.WeeklyWrap

8 thoughts on “Portland Marathon Training Week 10 – Workouts Recap (8/17-8/23)

  1. Hi Sherry I’m so very glad you chose to linked up with us this week to recap your training week! I too will be training for my first marathon in Jan 2016. It is so exciting but nervous at the same time. You look like you are rocking your training! Wow you are so fast! You’ll do great in Portland! Good luck on your 20miler next week and thanks again for linking up we appreciate you very much!


  2. Your first marathon is one week before my first marathon! I’m getting excited so I know you are too! I am also sort of using one of Hal Higdon’s plans but mine is only 4 running days. I’m old! LOL. I have a cutback week and then I plan to run 20-21 next weekend. I was very nervous about 19 miles this past weekend and it went fine. You’ll have an awesome first marathon! Your paces are great by the way. Thanks so much for linking with us today!


  3. You are doing great in your training! Good luck on your 20 miler next week. It always helps me to run with a buddy, mostly for the mental support. You’ve got this!


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