In less than three weeks, I'll hopefully complete my 7th marathon. My plan is to run the Full at the Garmin Marathon in Kansas and collect my Dorothy themed medal. I ran the half here last year and received a Wicked Witch medal, so it only makes sense that I add Dorothy to my collection, right? 

Oh the things we do for bling! 

I never really do weekly training recaps but I feel like once or twice a training session I tend to blog about my training. I don't do weekly recaps for a couple reasons.

1. I think seeing post after post after post of someones miles/splits can be boring and mine aren't that impressive. 
2. I pay for my training plan and I don't know if my running club would appreciate me posting it all over the place.
3. I never really stick to that plan anyways.

With that being said, I will share with you all that this is supposed to be my peak week. Supposed to be.
I haven't really been doing a stellar job at sticking to my training and this is the first training session where I've really slacked on my miles.

I didn't run Monday because I got a massage. Remind me someday to tell you about my love/hate relationship with massages. It's mostly a hate relationship...

I ran 4 miles Tuesday and it was HOT! It was close to 90 degrees after work. 
I plan to run a tempo run with my group tomorrow after work. Fingers crossed!
Saturday is our longest run of the session. 20 miles. 

Then I'll slide into taper mode.  It kind of feel like I've been in that mode since January. But hopefully, come Saturday, I'll get the job done. I'm already mentally prepping for that day and asking myself all of life's serious questions...

Compression socks or no compression socks?
Do I tape my feet or not tape my feet?
Do I take 4 or 5 packets of nutrition with me?
Do I take my iPod along or no?
And OMG, what am I going to wear? What's the weather going to be like? 
In other news...

I've been seeing my Chiropractor again. We have an on-again off-again relationship. Right now we are on and I'm happy with how my appointments are progressing.
I've had two this week and I have 3 scheduled for next week.
Today we did some Active Release Therapy and Dry Needling.
I've had the needling done before and it didn't really bother me, but today..OUCH! 
He's working on two separate issues. My plantar fasciitis has been acting up and I have a compressed nerve on the inside of my foot. 
I'm not too worried about these issues. I've been dealing with my plantar fasciitis for a while now and he seems to be confident that he can fix up the nerve problem. So if everything goes according to plan, I should be able to show up and run the Garmin Marathon in a couple weeks.

Leave a comment? How's your training going? 
iPod or no iPod?

 


Comments

Amber
04/02/2015 8:47am

i use to be pro iPod but once I started coaching, I became a no iPod runner. Its actually quite nice to be alone with your thoughts on a marathon. Unless your thoughts tell you, you are dumb for running marathons, you are tired and should stop and walk. That's no good. You are totes going to rock 20 miles Saturday!

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RunGingerRun - Sarah M.
04/03/2015 8:37am

LOL I do have those thoughts sometimes... maybe I'll pack it just in case. It can be my secret weapon!

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Angela
04/03/2015 11:50am

I take my ipod as a backup on my long runs & then I have something to distract me. My last half marathon, JT got me through the last couple of miles with "Sexy Back". My ipod knew what I needed to hear to get it finished.

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
04/03/2015 11:58am

Good point! I need to find it and charge it so I can take it just in case things get rough!

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04/03/2015 12:08pm

So you pay for a training plan and then don't follow it... sounds like a legit runner move to me. Crush that marathon! And ipod for sure. I've only run one race without music. Ever.

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
04/03/2015 12:35pm

LOL It's true! I pay to be in this running club and I use a lot of the benefits, but I wouldn't say that I follow the running plan to a "T" especially not this training cycle. So I'm busted! lol
Definitely taking the ipod as a backup plan!

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It is great to read your views about your running in marathon. Athletes always need to work hard for their fitness and it is good to have such training sessions that will help you to stay connected and get an idea about your actual position.

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