Marathon Training Week 23

After months of training the taper has begun and I hate it. I understand and value the importance of tapering mileage as the marathon nears. However, it couldn’t come at a worse time…Christmas! A treat here, a treat there, freaking treats are everywhere. Why can’t I just be one of those people who can walk right by cookies, candy and desserts without a second thought? Well I’m not and therefore felt like I had to do a little more than what my training schedule called for.


Scheduled Run

Actual Workout

Sunday, 12/18/11 Rest Day Rest Day


Monday, 12/19/11 3 Mile Run 3 Mile Run


Tuesday, 12/20/11 Rest Day 4 Miles (The weather was nice and I had a little time when my husband came home from work.)


Wednesday, 12/21/11 5 Mile Run 5 Mile Run


Thursday, 12/22/11 Rest Day 40 minute run around home without my Garmin so not sure about the mileage


Friday, 12/23/11 2 Mile Run 5 Mile Run


Saturday, 12/24/11 Christmas Eve – no set plan 5 Mile Run at the gym; 30 minutes of strength training


A few of the runs felt sluggish. Yes the funk continues. I just wasn’t feeling the running this week. Could it be the crap I’ve been eating? I think so. This week I will be running my last double digit run and I will be cleaning up my diet. I also hope to finally get some new music to revive my running playlist in preparation for the marathon. Despite my blasé attitude today I am actually really excited about the marathon and our upcoming trip to Florida.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

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