NYC Marathon Training Week 11 &12

With NYC Marathon training week 11 and 12 in the bank, things are definitely on the upswing.  My mileage is still low, but I’m feeling pretty good, ran a few races and long runs are getting a bit more comfortable.

Week #11. September 1-7

Monday: Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Tuesday: Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Wednesday: Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Thursday:  3.31 Miles (Easy) – 31:55/9:39

Friday:  Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Saturday:  9/11 Heroes Run 5k – 3.1 Miles – 25:08/8:06 – Rolling hills and a steamy hot and humid morning made this run incredibly tough.  Despite what I considered to be a terrible run, I ended up third female overall. Race recap coming soon!

911 Heroes Run Norwalk

Sunday:  5 Miles (Long Run) – 49:44/9:57 – This was supposed to be my long run day.  My legs were tired from the race the day before so I called it quits at 5 miles. 

Week #12. September 8-14

Monday: Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Tuesday: 3.75 Miles (Progression) 33:40/8:59

Wednesday: Rest – foam rolling/icing/stretching

Thursday: Estimated 4 Miles – As part of a moving tribute on 9/11,  Team Red, White and Blue kept the American flag in motion from sun up until sundown.  I had the honor of carrying the flag from 4:30pm until reville.  It was a beautifully moving experience.

911 Team RWB

Friday:  Rest – I went for the world’s most painful massage.  This probably wasn’t the most brilliant idea considering that I had a race the next day but it needed to happen.  I ended up with a nice softball size bruise on my butt thanks to the therapist working out some issues I was having. 

Saturday:  13.1 Miles (Long Run at the Gulf Beach Half Marathon) – 1:57:30/ 8:58  I signed up for this race a little bit last minute.  I PRed big at this race last year (1:50) and I knew that it was a nice flat course that would be perfect for a training run.  Since my running has been all over the place this summer, I really wanted to see if 1.) I could still cover 13.1 without dying 2.)  hold my pace and not positive split the daylights out of the race and 3.) not mentally quit.

Gulf Beach Half

Mission completed and feeling way more optimistic about Ragnar and NYCM.

Have you ever used a races as a part of your training?  I liked it and hope to do it again!



  1. Looks like a great couple of weeks! 3rd place in the 5K and meeting your goals for the 1/2 is awesome!! Great job! I haven't used races as part of training, because I'm bad at finding races that go along with my training schedule and when I do find one, it's usually pretty late so the price is expensive.
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  2. Nice placing on the 5K! Glad your half this past weekend left you feeling positive about your upcoming races. I used the Navy Air Force half as part of my training run this past weekend and have a couple of halves (unintentionally) in October that will do the same.
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  3. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats says:

    Great weeks! Things are looking up! Can't wait to hear about Ragnar Napa!! Good luck and have fun!!

  4. Despite a lot of race you are doing great! Awesome job! I heard about the flag being run around base, that is pretty cool, wish I could have participated in something like that!
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