January 6, 2013 by Sarah
The Disney World Marathon is a week away… I can’t believe it!!!
I did have to make a few modifications to my training plan between being sick and the craziness of the holidays. I am feeling a little bit under-trained, but at this point, it is what it is.
Here is the mileage that I covered on my long runs, listed on the Sunday for each week. I also included short/mid-distance runs, cross training, and strength training in my training plan throughout the week.
- Oct 7: 11.5 mi
- Oct 14: 14 mi
- Oct 21: 12 mi
- Oct 28: 10 mi
- Nov 4: 15 mi
- Nov 11: 6 mi
- Nov 18: Philadelphia Half Marathon
- Nov 25: 5 mi
- Dec 2: 7.5 mi
- Dec 9: 16 mi
- Dec 15: 18 mi
- Dec 23: 12 mi
- Dec 30: 13 mi
- Jan 6: 8 mi
You may notice that a 20 mile run is missing from my long runs recap…. yeah, I noticed that too. I was beating myself up about not getting a 20 miler in and then I realized I had to stop, it wasn’t helping anything. This is where I am and I am going to do my best.
This may sound pretty obvious, but marathon training is HARD! Long runs live up to their name – they are long! A lot of planning and dedication were required to get me ready for the race. I pushed my limits and learned a lot about myself.
Although Mark is coming off an ankle injury, we were able to do most of our long runs together and I am really grateful for that. There is no one else I would want by side for 26.2 miles and I can’t wait for us to cross that finish line together.
So… it’s 1 week til race day! My plan is to take this week to prepare – revisit my goals, think about my strategy, and take care of myself. It’s here! Time to get excited!
Have you ever run a marathon before? Any advice?