RnR Philly Training – Week 10

Happy Labor Day!

I’m taking a quick moment out of what has been an enjoyable and lazy long weekend so far to join Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. I love this link-up as it helps me to stay accountable on my training, and it’s such a great group of supportive women!

Even though, as I mentioned over coffee, I’ve switched up my goal races, I’m continuing to count down to #RnRPhilly since it’s the first big race on the horizon. So how did week 10 go?

Monday, 8/29:  Nice 3-miler. It was overcast and kinda felt…dare I say it…fall-like!

Tuesday, 8/30:  800 meter repeats. Dear lord when do these get easier?!? Probably not…5.25 miles done.

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Wednesday, 8/31: Strength day – Lots of core and resistance band work.

Thursday, 9/1: Allergies reared their ugly had with a vengeance which made sleeping tough. Lack of sleep and trouble breathing = rest day.

Friday, 9/2:  I don’t usually run on Fridays, but wanted to make up for missing Thursday’s run. Also it was a beautiful cool morning, so 3.5 miles happened.

Saturday, 9/3:  11 miles – I really wanted this to be a great run, especially since it was my last long run before Philly. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t 🙁  I was having a really solid run until mile 8…and then I wasn’t. Around mile 6 I started feeling a lot of discomfort in my right glute where it attaches to the hamstring. I took a short walk break and thought I had it under control, but in mile 9 the wheels completely came off the bus… I finished but not as strong as I had hoped.

Sunday, 9/4: Rest day.

My last couple of long runs have definitely been my nemesis, and I don’t know how that will translate on the streets of Philly. Only time will tell…

Are you training for anything right now?



  1. My allergies came back this week too! And it is going to be so hot again this week 🙁
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  2. Ugh. I hope you figure out what’s cropping up in your long runs. Interesting that you can do a tough track workout — that’s got to be a good sign!
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  3. Way to get your workouts done! 800’s are tough. Great job!
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  4. Sorry your long run didn’t go as planned, but great job finishing! I think you’ll do great in RNR. I’m excited to finally be able to meet you!
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  5. Sorry about the allergies and the tough Saturday run. Great job pushing through and getting it done!
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  6. Sorry to hear about your trouble son the long run, but don’t let it get you down! A not-so-great run just means you are due for a super good long run soon!

    I’m also running RnR Philly – hope to see you there!

  7. I’m training for the Towpath Marathon Oct 9 and I feel ya with having some rough runs… we got this though!

  8. this all sounds so familiar! my long runs have been pretty awful this training cycle. I’m so sorry about the pain in your glutes and hamstrings!! can you roll it out? what about a massage? I have been fighting with my long runs for weeks… I was a week late for my longest run before the Berlin marathon, but last Sunday I finally hit 30KM. Still have ZERO clue how I’ll ever make 12 more after that 🙁 I am seriously going to switch to half marathons. maybe. soon. next year… it’s madness!! don’t despair though! you will ROCK Philly!!! Training never really goes 100% how we want it but on race day it will all come to fruition.
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  9. All the little aches and pains show up right before the race. I consider it good karma. You’ll do great! 800s never get easy, or any other type of speed work. LOL. I hope your allergies calm down. Thanks for linking Michelle!

  10. I’m 55 years o;d and currently training for a marathon which is in 4 weeks. I been struggling all of July and August with my long runs even though I run with a training group. Best I’ve been able to run is 15 miles. Very worried I won’t have the stamina to complete the race. It is very hard not to stay in your head when the wheels fall off and you’re left wondering what the heck happened…

    • It is hard to stay out of your head and shut down the negative voices. The mental side of this sport continues to be a challenge for me! Good luck with the rest of your training – I bet you’ll surprise yourself come race day!

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