A Few Tangents + Marathon Training week #8

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Hey there friends, what day is it even? I am sorry about the quietness of the blog this week. Between a busy day with family yesterday and the extra long holiday week, my days are all jumbled up!

This week has been fairly eventful, with Fourth of July smack dab in the middle of our normal routine and a big day of family + friend activities yesterday. Although I am behind on some work things, the fun makes up for it!

Landon, Niah and I spent the Fourth hanging out together as our little family of three, which included a soccer game for Landon, three mile run for Benaiah and I, a trip to the pool, and a trip to a local gun shop with my dad.

This week was a fairly easy week of running, since Landon and I are gearing up for our half marathon NEXT WEEKEND! Landon and I have never run a half together before and I am more than ready to run one of my favorite distances with my favorite man.

Since I typically share my week of workouts and running on Friday’s, let’s get this party started >>>


Since I ran 12 miles on Saturday, I took Sunday completely off and enjoyed the extra rest and relaxation for my legs, mind and body!


Monday was another rest day from running, so instead of pounding the pavement, I used these two videos and worked total body with Pilates! I love Pilates for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is the zero to low impact. No impact = happiness on rest days!


Tuesday morning (Fourth of July) Benaiah and I headed out for an easy, three mile stroller run. I was anxious to see how my legs felt after a 12 mile run + 2 back to back rest days and was happy with fresh feeling legs! I averaged an 8:45 pace for the whole run, stopping once to use the conveniently located restroom.



Wednesday morning, I headed out for a 6 mile tempo run. I wanted to feel my desired race pace and remind my legs what I need out of them for this upcoming half and full marathon. Overall, I felt great and finished with 8:17 average pace. It was hot and sweaty, but I felt amazing the rest of the day. I finished off with some push-ups, stretching, foam rolling and icing!


Thursday morning I really didn’t feel like running. After a hard workout on Wednesday and a full day, I just wanted to hang out on the couch with my cup of coffee. But, after giving myself a little pep talk, I headed out for an easy three miles and felt really good overall!

Sometimes, we just need to remember our goals and why we are getting up early and running almost every morning and then, just do it.

Three miles at a 8:20 pace and overall, I felt really good!


Rest from running and a scheduled upper body day!


Saturday, I have a 10 mile solo long run. I haven’t run that far by myself in a while (usually I am with a group!) so we will see how that goes! Wish me luck!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I will talk with you guys on Monday!

Questions of the Day 

  1. What was the best run of your week? Describe in detail!!
  2. How do you convince yourself to do something you don’t want to do?
  3. Any fun weekend plans?! Share away!!