Week 9 of NYC Marathon Training

3 Sep

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Mine was spent running 15 miles in 75% humidity…though I did get to go to a BBQ as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s last week’s training recap:


Track workout. 5x1K with 400 meter recovery.

This was rough. I don’t know why 2.5 laps felt so hard but we could not keep on pace (5K goal pace). But we got it done even if we had to slow down the pace a little bit.




Needed to do a 10 mile tempo (1 mile warm up, 8 miles tempo, 1 mile cooldown).

Due to time constraints (my mom had to finish work before heading out) we ended up needing to run inside because it got dark, and we did 1 mile warm up, 6 miles at tempo, 1 mile cooldown. This workout reaffirmed the fact that I hate the treadmill.


6 easy recovery miles.

Let me tell you…these miles were slooowww. My shins were hurting so I just took it slow. At least I got new shoes that day too!


Easy run. Again, I took it real easy because my shins have been hurting recently. I needed to do 5 miles but did 4 instead. 2 min run, 2 min walk.


14 mile long run.

Theme of this week’s training is “I needed to do ____ but did _____”

Check out the weather for the run:

It was HUMID. I was drenched after 6 miles. We did a 3 mile out and back from my house so we only needed to run with 1 bottle. I was really struggling by the end. I sweat a lot as it is, so humidity makes it so much worse for me. I had to change my outfit at mile 12! We got to 14 and I called it a day. I was exhausted and drenched. But a “natural ice-bath” felt SO GOOD afterwards:


4 miles recovery. Actually felt good on this run even though I thought I’d feel stiff. Shins are still hurting a bit. We ran 4 minutes, walked 1 minute, but our average pace still ended up being a little faster than it should have been!

Do you sweat a lot? Like A LOT?? I can’t stand it and wish I sweat like a normal person. How do you make sure you keep your sodium and electrolytes up?

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2 Responses to “Week 9 of NYC Marathon Training”

  1. Abby September 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Congrats on getting through the humidity! Love the natural ice bath ๐Ÿ™‚

    • reach-yourpeak September 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      Thanks! thankfully it’s fall soon so hopefully no more humidity. That river felt amazing post run though ๐Ÿ™‚

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