CIM Training: Week 9

Happy Tuesday friends. 

My latest post for ProForm is up on their blog if you’d like to check it out! This week I’m talking all about balancing fitness/running with everything else you might have going on in your life, especially as you progress through the process of pregnancy and becoming a mom. 

I can’t believe that my current marathon training cycle is halfway over – in some ways it feels like CIM is right around the corner but then I look back at my my first week of training and realize how far I’ve come in the last 9 weeks which motivates me to see how much more fitness I can gain before race day. Last week was my highest mileage week in a long time and it included two tough workouts. My coach told me that from here on out one of my workouts is likely going to be incorporated into my workout which means this next month is going to be a grind of high mileage and long workouts.

At the end of this month I’ll be running the Los Angeles Rock N Roll Half Marathon and I have some BIG goals in mind for that race. I might share as race day gets closer but for now I’m trying not to get too tied to a time goal and just race at 100% effort. We’ll see. ๐Ÿ™‚

Training Summary: 9/25/2017-10/1/2017

Monday – 8 miles @ 7:23 pace

Tuesday – [AM] 8 miles @ 7:28 pace [PM] 3 miles @ 8:20 pace

Wednesday – 11.5 mile workout @ 6:24 avg. pace

1.5 mile warm-up, 4x 2 miles (5:42, 5:43, 5:39, 5:37 pace) w/ 3 mins jogging rest, 1 mile cool-down

Thursday – 8 miles easy @ 7:30 pace

Friday – 7 miles easy @ 7:40 pace

Saturday – 9 miles easy @ 7:44 pace 

Sunday – 16 mile long run-workout

8 miles easy + 7 mile progression (6:48, 6:36, 6:25, 6:34, 6:19, 6:15, 6:07) + 1 mile easy

TOTAL = 70.5 miles