Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Big Week

Happy September! Marathon redemption will occur this month. Trying not to freak out...

This is my biggest week for overall mileage and long run distance. I have 50 miles (80K) to run including a 23-miler (37K) on Sunday. I'm pretty sure I'll be ready to taper after that!

I haven't been posting my weekly training schedules regularly, but this is the big one so here it is:

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 14K (~9mi)
Wednesday: 11K (~7mi)
Thursday: 13K w/ 8 x Yasso 800s (~8mi)
Friday: rest
Saturday: 5K (~3mi)
Sunday: 37K (~23mi)

Will I survive?! 'Course I will! The cooler weather seems to be sticking around for now, so that certainly helps.

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I have a few photos from A Mid Summer Night's Run:


hangin' with hubby before the start



with friends in the start line



post-race

41 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

WOWZER!! Major miles comin for the STUD Marlene.. Jeepers if you are not overly ready for Marathon redemption I don't know who is.

Love the pictures.

FYI I was tempted to just give you the darn shorts, you posted 15 comments, Virtual Hug, but I had to follow the rules...

Have a great day!

Patrick said...

Wow-- What a week ahead of you!! Given your history, I am confident you will have no problems at all! Good luck!

Morgan said...

You got this girl! Can't wait to hear how you rocked it! Marathon Redemption is yours for sure!

Shannon said...

23 miles!!! Awesome! Good Luck! I'm sure you can do it! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Right on, looks like an excellent plan.

Lacey Nicole said...

REDEMPTION!!!!! ;)

i need need need to find an evening/ nighttime race to run!!!!! i think this would be so much fun!!!!

RunningLaur said...

Good luck with all the miles this week - you're almost there!!!

Marky Mark said...

Big week! So on Sunday are you doing 10 miles right after the Oakville half in the day?

Toni said...

Wow! What a week, 23 mile training run is amazing!

The Happy Runner said...

Yeah, you'll survive -- and rock it! Good luck this week. You'll feel so accomplished when you've logged your 50 miles!

J said...

Good luck this week with all your runs! Love the pictures too!

Road Warrior said...

And I thought my mileage was crazy. Wow. Good luck on the 23-miler!

Chic Runner said...

Dang girl! That's a lot of mileage! BUT you'll kill it. Good luck with them and run smart. :)

Super cute pics of you at the races too!

cami said...

That's a whole lotta mileage,girl!
I hope the cooler weather sticks around at least thru the end of your 23-miler on Sunday.Good luck -you're gonna do great!!!

cath said...

cool-love the big distances..the yasso 800's actually sound the meanest!..im set to start those as well as I build for my marathon nov 1st...yay!
good luck/happy training!!

B.o.B. said...

Lots of miles lady! Go you. And great pics.

Laura said...

Wow..that is amazing. I was all excited to be hitting 40+ this week.
Eeck.

Jocelyn said...

That's a lot of running! You will rock it.
Great pictures! Looks like a fun run!

trialsoftraining said...

ahh that IS a big week! I can't imagine 9 miles being a mid-week run :) ha. you're awesome!

Mark said...

Exciting! Redemption is going to be sweet! I like how your schedule has two rest days worked in it..very good! The Yassos will be a good indicator. You are going to blow the doors off of the marathon, Marlene!!!

Heather said...

You've got a big week! I'll be anxious to hear about your 23 miler . . . good luck!

Nicole said...

You can do it!! I'm so excited for your redemption! GL on the 23-miler this weekend.

ShirleyPerly said...

Best of luck with your big week. I've never done Yassos but have heard they are a great way to build confidence in running marathon within a certain goal time. Fun race photos!

Denise said...

Good luck this week with the high mileage...you're going to do great!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, that's what I call a training week and you still get two rest days!

Jamie said...

What a training week! Good luck and kick some butt!!! Then it's time for the taper!

AZ said...

I gotta repeat it, 23 miles is epic for a training run. Go get that one!

joyRuN said...

Hard core week planned out, Marlene - you're gonna rock it!

Have a great week :)

Lacey Nicole said...

LOLLLLLLLLLLLL! first and second (and third!) ... hahahaha. i love it you crack me up. hey hey i am REPPIN' 6 and 29 over here!!!!!!!! ;)

N.D. said...

whoaa!! this is a big week. You got this!! good luck. Great pics!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Marlene - have a monster week! You'll go great guns I know it! :)

RunToFinish said...

will you survive? shoot you'll kick it in the head!!

Stephanie Nichole said...

Good luck this week! Looks crazy, but think of all the cookies you can eat after!! (That's what I always think of.. hehe)

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow 50 miles. you are going to have the BEST redemption EVER!! i am pretty sure i'm more excited about your marathon than you are :)

Jess said...

That is a big week, but you're right, you can do it!

Love the pics!

Christy said...

Rockstarrrrrrrrrr!

booshy said...

Great for you! A marathon - whether it's your first or twentieth...its a HUGE accomplishment.

I've only managed one full...and two halves...but I still love them.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

pics came out fast this year! YAY!!!

lindsay said...

hope the week has been going well so far! bring on the last long run! always a good feeling to finally make it to that day, especially when you've actually been training :) (something i struggle with, not you)

great pics!

EndorphinBuzz said...

80km in a week?!? That is amazing. I hope you get good weather for the 37km on Sunday!

Irish Cream said...

Super cute pics! How excited are you that it's marathon redemption month?! YAY! You've got that 23-miler, no problem! If nothing else, the memory of how AMAZING it feels to finish it and officially be in taper always seems to get me through :)