Monday, September 13, 2010

Marathon Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you've all had a great weekend and that everyone is getting in some great runs in prep for upcoming races! It seems like everyone is racing these days...I guess it's that season!

I had a great training week last week and managed to run my furthest run yet: 15 miles! And it felt great! In the middle of all this, I've started grad school and have met tons of runners in my program, including my Advisor who will be running his 10th NYC Marathon this November! How exciting is that?!

In other exciting news, I started running in Central Park and have finally after a bout of 2 months in a running rut, been able to finish my runs at an average sub-9 pace! I've also been able to run non-stop! I ran 15 miles on Sunday non-stop (well, I stopped to pee, but not because I felt like I couldn't keep going!) I absolutely adore running in Central Park! It is the most incredible run I've ever been on! The only thing I don't like about it is that it takes me about half an hour to get there from my apartment because the NYC subways suuuuuuuuuck!

So it's raining in New York this week and my schedule of reading and work to do in preparation for each class is absolutely overwhelming! I have no idea how/when I'm going to fit in my weekday workouts! On top of all that, I started a new job today and am even more busy than I expected to be! How do you all manage to run during busy weeks? Before you all jump on the: "I run in the morning!" kick...realize that it takes me half an hour to get to Central Park and half an hour to get back, so a 6 mile run, which takes me about an hour to run and stretch actually equals 2 hours! And then showering, getting ready etc, we're looking at close to 3 hours and waking up at 5am and getting on the subway is just not in the cards! So if any of you have any suggestions, they would be much appreciated!

In the mean time, I'll be trying my absolute hardest to fit this training into my schedule this week:
Monday: Rest Day! (Much-Needed!)
Tuesday: 6 mile run
Wednesday: Cross-Training
Thursday: 5 mile run
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5 mile run
Sunday: 16 mile run
Total Miles Planned: 32

I'm at that point in my training now where every run is further than I've ever run before and I love it!

Happy Running everyone!


  1. Good luck on your Sunday long run! You'll rock that 16 miler! And a sub-9 pace; Yay!

  2. Great job on the 15 miler! And, as far as multi-tasking goes, you'll just have to figure it out for yourself. Everyone is different. I can't wake up early in the morning either, so I have to fit my runs in between work and night classes - which usually means running places I don't prefer. It's all in the name of training, right? :)

  3. Congrats on the 15 miler. Isn't it crazy to hit those long distances for the first time? I just hit my 18 last weekend and was in shock - did i really just run 18 miles? Good job and wowzers on the pace too. That is great! Keep up the good work! :)

  4. Christy's awesome! Congrats on the 15 miler!! <33

  5. That was a great Monday, congratulation to you. You are doing so great, keep it up. Looking forward for more run from you.


  6. That growing distance is exciting for me too! One success leads to another.

  7. Hello! I am this blog's newest follower! I am training for a half-marathon in keep me honest and make sure I'm doing my runs! Haha...because I'm slacking!


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