LDW and Route 66 Marathon Training Week 5

A Tuesday that feels like a Monday? I’ll take it. I hope those of you who also had yesterday off enjoyed a nice long weekend! I decided not to post yesterday so I’m catching up today with my recap of Week 5. 

weekly workout recap

Monday: 5 miles easy, hip and core exercises. It was really hot and humid out, and this was following my 10k on Saturday and 10 miler on Sunday, so I kept it super slow. 


Tuesday: 6 miles with middle 4 at GMP (8:18, 8:13, 8:16, 8:18)


Wednesday: Total body strength workout, hip and core exercises

Thursday: 5 miles easy, hip and core exercisesthursday

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 12 miles @ 7:49 pace (Charles St 12- recap to come tomorrow!)

post race

Sunday: 5 miles easy. I had stayed at my parent’s on Saturday night so I drove to a nearby development for this run on Sunday morning (there’s very limited places to run directly near their house) and the change in scenery was nice. 


All in all a good week of training! I will recap Saturday’s race in further detail tomorrow, but after the race we did some errands and then met my parents, sister, and her boyfriend to celebrate my mom’s birthday. No food pics but I’m sure you can imagine a post-race meal including bread, steak, and of course, lots of wine. 

moms bday 2015

This is from my sister’s Facebook post. We kept telling people at the restaurant that it was her 30th. We don’t need to point out the fact that her oldest daughter is almost 32:)

On Sunday we hung out at their house for a bit in the morning and then did grocery shopping, meal prep for the week, and some cleaning. Then we had a few beers out on our porch before dinner, wondering where the summer went. How can it already be Labor Day Weekend?

On Monday we made one last trip to the pool for the season. No pics from this time around, but it looked pretty much the same as last time.

Of course, the last day of a long weekend needs to end on a high note, right? So homemade pizza and wine was the way to go. 

pizza and wine

Now- moving into week 6 of marathon training! And I have my first track workout in a month today (which I will be doing shortly after this publishes)!

How was your weekend?

How were your workouts last week?

Do you ever lie/joke about your age on your birthday?


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55 responses on LDW and Route 66 Marathon Training Week 5

  1. You did awesome in the race. Looking forward to hearing about it!!! You and your mom look soooooo much a like. Actually you look like sisters. This summer was so HOT and in my daily running I just got use to it, but the humidity was endless. However, I kept telling myself I will not be thrilled with the two degrees weather we get either.

  2. Weekend went by far too fast! But it was nice having that extra day to relax. My step dad made a good point… we should have a three day weekend every month. Give everyone an extra pep in their step! Sometimes I forget how old I am, and often times I respond by saying 25 (truly without thinking). But more often than not my boyfriend is there to correct/remind me that I am in fact almost 28. Eesh! Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!
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  3. Awe, great weekend. That’s awesome. I haven’t lied about my age, but I’ve forgotten how old I’m turning on several occasions. I remember being a kid and just shocked that my parents would ever forget how old they are, and now I get it. It’s a little embarrassing.
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  4. I used to lie and say I was 29 all the time, but as I have entered into the forties I am proud to say that I am 44 because people are shocked. Which actually makes me feel good!!!! I had a very uneventful weekend, and my workout last week mostly consisted of spinning, and strenth since my leg decided to take a vacay. Plan on running today and see how it feels. Have a great Tuesday!!!
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      1. I’m in Texas too! We’ve had a pretty mild summer aside from the humidity. GAG! Not used to that in my corner of TX. Supposed to be 79 here Saturday. Perfect for my 10K!!!!!

  5. That’s a fantastic pace on that 12-miler! Excited for the recap!
    That pizza looks UNREAL! Now that’s what I’m craving. Grocery store, here I come!
    I’ve never lied about my age. I’ve joked about being 29 and holding but, I’m proud to be 41 (42 in a month). Also, It put me in a new bracket…masters! YIKES! Anyways, those 30-somethings are FAST so I totally embrace hanging with the 40’s crowd. My placing has significantly increased!!!!!

  6. Congrats on a great 12 mile race! Your Mom looks awesome in that picture. I used to say I was 29 all the time. And my kids (when they were little) believed it…every year. HA. It looks like you’ve got on a flip belt in your pic. Does it stay in place? I haven’t had much luck with other brands. Thanks for linking up with us!
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  7. Lisa, I’ve been thinking of you this morning; have an acquaintance (through running, of course!) who has offered me a place to stay if I want to run the half in Tulsa; after my race this weekend, I’m a little leery of anything with hills – ha! Have you done this one before? I’ve heard it’s pretty hilly! You’re doing great with your training and I’m so glad that you had a lovely time with family, celebrating your mom’s birthday! What fun! Hope you’re having a great day!
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  8. Can’t wait to read your recap! Sounds like the perfect Labor Day weekend with family (and pizza haha) that’s how mine was spent too :) People usually joke about me turning an age younger than I actually am. It used to bother me, but now that I’m older I don’t really mind!
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