“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Monday, November 5, 2012

And So it Begins, again.

Week of Oct 29-Nov 4, 2012:
Current Weight: 156.2 (Down 1.2 lbs from previous reported weight)
Total Lost to date: 64.6 lbs

My last reported training week was at the beginning of September.  So, I've lost 1.2 lbs in 2 months.  Not exactly a great result.  However, I gave myself permission to eat and focus on training for the marathon, because it was just getting too stressful otherwise.  At one point, I even stopped weighing myself at all.

This past week officially started my training for the Goofy Challenge I am doing January 12-13, 2013.  For those that don't know about the Goofy Challenge, it is a set of races in one weekend at Disney World.  You run the Disney Half Marathon on Saturday, and then run the Disney Marathon on Sunday.  Doesn't that sound like fun?
No Mommy.  SUNGLASSES are fun.
I am not posting my full training schedule on my blog, because the lawyer in me screams of possible liabilities if someone follows it and gets hurt.  I guess someone could try to extrapolate it from my training weeks, but that is a little too much paranoia for me.  For the record:  ATTEMPT TO COPY MY TRAINING AT YOUR OWN RISK.  There, the lawyer in me is appeased.  The main difference from the Columbus Marathon training is the back-to-back long runs on the weekend.

My intent was to add back in strength training this week.  The bottom line is that I am no longer comfortable with my trainer.  It is nothing he has explicitly done, it's just happened.  I have decided (this weekend) to let my husband continue working out with him on his own, and I will do my own thing.  To that end, I have ordered the New Rules for Lifting for Women as a possible answer.  I have also taken some copious notes from another training source, but more on that later.

I have other things in the works that will definitely change my training post Goofy, but until some calls are made to the West Coast this morning, you'll have to be satisfied with this little teaser.

After Goofy, my next big thing is the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. I intend to take more advantage of my newer speed this time around and actually PUSH during the race.  That means, I'll be adding speed work to my workouts for the first time ever.
My Mommy is crazy, not fast.
Today, I'm taking a rest day and taking care of a sick kiddo.

How was your training week?

What's your next big thing on your training schedule???


  1. Speed work is hard, but oh so beneficial! Even for my latest adventure, I still kept some speed work going on my shorter runs. It just felt better to teeter between the faster/shorter miles and the slower/longer miles. It's all good :)

    I'm excited for your Goofy Challenge!

  2. Yay for Goofy (and then for speedwork)! I would say be sure to REST somewhere in between there, woman. Too many runners I know are getting burned out because they don't rest. I don't want that to happen to you.

    Personally I think those weight numbers are awesome! I always feel good if I break even with my weight during marathon training. I just want to eat all the time (especially with Halloween candy around).

    1. I am a big proponent of rest days!!! Since my overuse injury last year, I always have a minimum of one whole day off a week, and two off if needed.

      Thanks for the weight loss encouragement!!!

  3. Lots of fun races to look forward to! WISH I could do Goofy with you!! :( Avery is just gorgeous, as always :) .

  4. Oh my WOW... A half and then a full? The lazy person inside me wants to sleep just thinking about it... The more energetic person inside me wants to fly to the US just so I can do it too!! Can't wait to hear all about the training :) I hope Avery gets better soon

  5. So excited for you! Speedwork definitely breaks up the monotony of marathon training. Good luck!


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