Cleveland Marathon Training Week 6: Tough Week but I have a GIVEAWAY!

This week was just a week from hell in my personal life. (Hell being our car being stolen and turning our life upside down). I think the only reason I got my workouts in still was because it was the only normal thing I could still control this week. Running might have been the one thing to keep me sane last week. Although we might want to use sane lightly considering I ran my 18 mile long run on the treadmill! That’s a new treadmill distance PR for me.

Monday: 5 Mile run and 1 hour spin

imageTuesday: Speed work on the treadmill 7-800s  (6.4 total miles with Warm up and Cool down) and 900 meter swim.
Wednesday: 5 miles in the am.
Thursday: 3 mile run in the am, 2 mile run in the pm.
Friday: 18 treadmill miles and for the first time this training season I didn’t get sick to my stomach after my long run.
Saturday: 5 mile run with speedy Francesca and 900 meter swim

Winter Warmer Fest got us away from training this weekend. Proof I have a life outside of running

Winter Warmer Fest got us away from training this weekend. Proof I have a life outside of running

Sunday: 1 hour spin

Total mileage: 44.4

Bodhi cuddles to recover from a rough week.

Bodhi cuddles to recover from a rough week.

Strength training completely fell off the grid last week but I have plans to do that tonight after my 5 mile run. I hope my body enjoyed the week off from that.

But now let’s get to the fun stuff because I have a GIVEAWAY!!!!!! I have been participating in the Cleveland Marathon since 2008 (well before I had a blog) and it always has a soft spot in my heart.

I’m happy to announce that I have 1 entry to giveaway to the Cleveland Marathon this year. So if you didn’t register before that last price increase, you have a chance to win an entry!

I have 3 ways for you to win:

  1. Leave a comment telling me which song pumps you up to workout.
  2. Leave a comment telling me which distance you want to run at the Cleveland Marathon.
  3. Tweet about the giveaway: I want to run with @mojamala2 and @clevemarathon  http://tinyurl.com/pmue9l3 #CLEmarathon  (Leave me a comment below letting me know you tweeted.)

You can tweet once a day from now until Friday, March 7th at 11:59am! I will pick a winner on Friday at noon so you can start training this weekend ;) But be sure to leave a separate comment for each day you tweet.

The winner has 48 hours to email me to claim their entry. After that I will have to choose a new winner.

I’m an official blogger for the 2014 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I received a free entry to run in exchange for blogging about my experience. Although I would blog about my experience no matter what.
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About Jessica M.

30 something runner from Cleveland, OH. I am an avid runner, marathon maniac and Boston Marathoner. I have completed 12 marathons and am an Offficial Blogger for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.I am also a Proud ambassador for Nuun I enjoy traveling, running, my Croatian heritage Hokas, baking, plaing tambura, reading, sno cones, anything pumpkin flavored, swedish fish, Kinder chocolates, racing, marshmallows, my amazing husband and our puppy Bodhi. Contact me at: MojaMala2blog@gmail.com
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20 Responses to Cleveland Marathon Training Week 6: Tough Week but I have a GIVEAWAY!

  1. Oh no, i’m so sorry to hear about your car. Did you find out what happened?
    Congrats on that super long treadmill run! Though it doesn’t sound like you need any inspiration, here are some of my favorite running tunes: Pompeii by Bastille, All these Things That I’ve Done by the Killers, The Man by Aloe Blacc.

  2. And hooray for a great giveaway! I think I’d like to run the half marathon. I don’t know if I’m ready for a full again – I trailed for the Cleveland full 2 years ago and got injure and found out 2 days before the race. Not sure if I can handle that again! BUT maybe a free entry would convince me to sign up for the full?

  3. annarnorris says:

    A lot of new songs lately pump me up while working out, but “Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas is my go to “pump me up” song.

  4. annarnorris says:

    If I win, I will run the half marathon so I can run it with my best friend who is running CLE for the first time this year.

  5. I’m so sad about your car :( I just always live in this bubble where bad things don’t happen to good people. Obviously that’s not the case, but man. I can’t wait to see pics of bodhi with that cast off. Poor guy won’t remember how to move without it!

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  7. OMG, that is horrible I am so sorry about your car. That is the 2nd horrible story I have heard since yesterday (I just read another blogger whose house was broken into). Seriously, what is wrong with this world! I hope everything works out and insurance takes care of things!

    Solid week of training, glad that your stomach was still good after 18 on the treadmill!!! Did you buy a spin bike for home? (You probably posted about this and I am blanking on it..)

  8. Tammy says:

    I am still and guess will always be an 80′s girl . . . Yesterday was Aerosmith.

  9. Tammy says:

    I would plan to do the 1/2 marathon! It would be my first. I am going to also use it as a funraiser for the Susan G Koman foundation in honor of a good friend recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  10. Tammy says:

    Tweeted 3/4

    P.S. Hope it’s a much better week from here!!

  11. Wesley H says:

    I would like to run the full cleveland marathon for a second time. Running a marathon at sixteen years old was very special.

  12. Tammy says:

    Tweeted 3/5. :)

  13. Ratatat’s 17 Years gets me pumped up for a run / workout! I would like to run the full marathon this year. It would be my 2nd full! I just tweeted with the handle @DigitaLilli. Thanks!

  14. Tammy says:

    Tweeted 3/6 Have a great day! :)

  15. Tammy says:

    Tweeted 3/7. Good luck to everyone!

  16. Don says:

    The song that pumps me up right now is “Don’t Stop The Party” by Pitbull.

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