Patriots win and welcome to a new week!

Good morning and happy Monday!

My 60 minute easy run yesterday turned into a 75ish minute run as I didn’t plan for the extra distance it would take me to get home. I felt strong while running, but will plan better next time. I am still getting the hang of these time-based runs! An estimate of yesterday’s mileage brings my total mileage for the week to 41 miles. 

Workouts for this upcoming week include a pair of 6 milers, a 7 miler, and a 15 miler. I will start to incorporate marathon pace into my long runs (which will be in Philly this weekend!). My marathon training for the rest of the month is primarily focused on recovery from the Marine Corps Marathon, while continuing to maintain a decent base of mileage. Training in December will be focused on building up marathon base mileage to increase overall endurance. My coaches will also start to incorporate marathon-specific speed work into my December workouts.

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After Sunday’s run I had a burrito (Anna’s: Boston people must try this place if you haven’t already) and some clementines. I can’t get enough of these citrus fruits and snack on them regularly throughout the winter.

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The rest of our Sunday involved celebrating my friend’s birthday and watching the Patriot’s beat the Giants in an incredible nail-biter of a game. Yes, New Englanders need to watch multiple games at the same time.

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Anyone else a football fan?

Any tough workouts for the week?

Have a great Monday!

13 Comments

  1. Clementines are like candy! Good luck with your training this week. I have 10 / 16 / 12 miles on the schedule this week and probably a couple shorter runs this weekend.

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    1. janerunswild says:

      That’s great! Are you training for something specific?

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      1. Yup – my next race is a 50k on Jan 2nd.

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        1. janerunswild says:

          That is so exciting, good luck! I’ve never run more than 26.2 miles and am in awe of those who can run ultras. Looking forward to hearing how the race goes!

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          1. thank you – I’ll post a race report!

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  2. 50in50marathonquest says:

    Yes, we are football fans but we cant comment about that right now though we will always love our ‘Hawks!! 16 mile run yesterday at mostly LSR pace for me…this week, just a normal progression, though a 5K race on Saturday, which will actually be my first race at that distance, so will be interesting if nothing else!!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Good luck in your firs 5k!! I loved running that distance a couple of weekends ago. Different than a marathon, but still fulfilling. Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

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  3. usabaker says:

    Clementines are my weakness, I love them Pickles and Clementines are my go to snacks. How many miles to average in a week. I’ve been trying for 40 but seem to always fall just short, last week I was only able to clock 36

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    1. janerunswild says:

      I will work my way up to 50+ miles, but will stay in the 40’s for now. My marathon isn’t until end of February. 36 miles is still a lot!! Good luck!

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      1. usabaker says:

        wow 50+ pretty amazing… Thanks

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  4. Home with a sick kid is gonna put me back a bit this week but I’ve got a half marathon on Saturday I’m looking forward to–Have a great week!!! :)

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    1. janerunswild says:

      That is exciting! What half marathon? Good luck!

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  5. I’m a Ravens fan, but I can’t help but like when the Patriots win. When they do I get free coffee at dunkin donuts! YUM clementines! I haven’t had those in so long!

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