Signs You are a Marathon Runner

You know you’re training for a marathon when…

  • You have tan lines defined by a sports bra rather than a bikini top
  • Your iPhone arm strap must be washed on a weekly basis
  • You hear your kids say, “Mommy, you’re stinky,” several time a week
  • You’ve peed in the great outdoors
  • You can out eat your husband
  • You’re dog could run the race with you
  • You’ve seen 2 full phases of the moon during your morning runs and will see 2 more before race day
  • You wash your running clothes on the hottest setting
  • You walk around your house with a bag of frozen vegetables strapped to various body parts
  • Your scent of choice is eau de Tiger Balm
  • You’re very thankful for the sacrifice your family has made for you to reach your goal 🙂

Marathon Training – End of Week 3

Today marks the end of our third week for training for the Space Coast Marathon that will take place the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I am happy to say that I have been able to pretty much stick with the training schedule. I’ve missed a couple of days, and had to rearrange some days, but that is to be expected when you have 3 young children, the start of a new school year, and a temperamental fridge that has cost several hours of work!

We chose to follow the intermediate plan of Hal Higdon. Here is the 18-week plan:

Marathon Training Schedule: Intermediate 1

Week
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun

1

Cross

3 m run 5 m run 3 m run

Rest

5 m pace

8

2

Cross

3 m run 5 m run 3 m run

Rest

5 m run

9

3

Cross

3 m run 5 m run 3 m run

Rest

5 m pace

6

4

Cross

3 m run 6 m run 3 m run

Rest

6 m pace

11

5

Cross

3 m run 6 m run 3 m run

Rest

6 m run

12

6

Cross

3 m run 5 m run 3 m run

Rest

6 m pace

9

7

Cross

4 m run 7 m run 4 m run

Rest

7 m pace

14

8

Cross

4 m run 7 m run 4 m run

Rest

7 m run

15

9

Cross

4 m run 5 m run 4 m run

Rest

Rest

Half Mar

10

Cross

4 m run 8 m run 4 m run

Rest

8 m pace

17

11

Cross

5 m run 8 m run 5 m run

Rest

8 m run

18

12

Cross

5 m run 5 m run 5 m run

Rest

8 m pace

13

13

Cross

5 m run 8 m run 5 m run

Rest

5 m pace

20

14

Cross

5 m run 5 m run 5 m run

Rest

8 m run

12

15

Cross

5 m run 8 m run 5 m run

Rest

5 m pace

20

16

Cross

5 m run 6 m run 5 m run

Rest

4 m pace

12

17

Cross

4 m run 5 m run 4 m run

Rest

3 m run

8

18

Cross

3 m run 4 m run Rest

Rest

2 m run

Marathon