Training Day... Week 15

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The end is in sight and I am really looking forward to it...I'm not sure how much more of this my body can handle--haha!! Let me cross that finish line and I promise not to complain any more until I decide whether or not to do this next year, although I'm already leaning towards YES! 
With last week's 9-miler behind me, I am focusing on gaining my momentum back and really getting my mind right! I am so excited for April 24th and even more excited that my friends and family will be there for me to celebrate--and have lots of food and adult beverages afterwards =)
Here is my training schedule this week:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: I ran 3 miles this morning at a 9:30 pace and did arms/abs/legs/stretches
Wednesday: workout DVD--I just bought Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred! I've heard only rave reviews about this puppy and I am looking forward to a relationship with crazy trainer herself... just need to add some different workouts into my mix before the beach!
Thursday: Run 4 miles at a 9:45 pace with stretches and abs
Friday: workout DVD
Saturday: Long Run--6 miles at a 10:00 pace
Sunday: Rest Day
TOTAL: 13 miles
*and yes, for those wondering, this means my 10 mile run will be next week--can you hear how scared I am??


  1. My 9 mile run was the hardest of my training program. Something about it was so mentally challenging. The next Saturday my 10 miles run was a piece of cake. Hopefully it will be the same for you!

  2. I'm getting back into running slowly but surely & my first run kicked my butt!! Keep up the good work!!

  3. Good luck! My 10 mile is coming up too! I found your blog through another one and love it! Good luck with your training!

  4. Hey! Tale of a Southern Belle said you're running the Nashville half. I will be, too!

    Oh and I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred last year. It kicked my booty!

  5. Ooh...I've been eyeing that video for a few weeks now. Please post letting me know if it's worth the money!

  6. You can do it pretty lady!! So proud.

  7. Congrats on making it to week 15! I do the shred and love it. I'm sure you will too :-)

  8. I just gave your blog a shout-out. check it out...

  9. you can SO do it!!! once you hit 8 (or at least for me) you just cruise. everything starts to go numb :) not sure if that's a good or bad thing, but it makes the last 2 go by quicker for sure! good luck!!!

  10. You'll kill that 10 miles, girl! :) You'll do great - you're so ready.

    Thanks for all of your words of encouragement to me - it means a lot!!

  11. We are on a similar training schedule. I am excited for my training to be over so I can also time some other forms of working out - Crossfit, bootcamp.

    I did The Shred last year. Great video!

  12. no fear!! NONE!!!! you can totally do this!!! ok?! OK!!!!

  13. 30 Day Shred is my hero. It changed my life because it gave me a way to stay in halfway decent shape while being able to take a few days of the week in which I only have to work out for 20 short minutes!