Cleveland Marathon Training Week 9: Hanging in there

Injury Update: I’m still being annoyed but this pain in my feet BUT I can still run! I cannot run 20 miles but I can run 14. Hopefully my feet get their act together so we can go crush Marathon #12. I broke down this week and parted ways with my Nike’s and welcomed home these babies.



I haven’t worn Asics since I first started distance running in 2006! However, they feel great so far and I look forward to breaking these babies in!

Monday: 3.07 easy miles in the am
Tuesday: SpeedWork, 1 mile WU, 5-800s, 1-400 and 1 mile CD
Wednesday: 3.08 easy miles in the am
Thursday: 1,200 meter swim
Friday: abs and arms
Saturday: 14 mile long run (Jig and Jog 5K in there too)
Sunday: 1 hour spin and rolled dough for a couple hours.

Rolled dough AND I got to hang out with my little sister. (Not so little anymore)

Rolled dough AND I got to hang out with my little sister. (Not so little anymore)

Total Mileage: 25.65

I had not 1 but 2 graston appointments last week and another one this week. Hoping to keep the scar tissue and other junk from building up in my feet. My original training plan had me doing a 20 miler last week but I decided I’d play it safe and run 17. However, the pain was so bad at mile 11 that I decided 14 would have to be it. Fingers crossed for a miracle and a 20 miler soon!

On my runs I try to smile and wave or say good morning to everyone I pass. Sometimes I zone out and forget but 98% of the time I try to say something because I would rather be the one who waved and said good morning than the one who didn’t.

Darling, be daring.

Do you say hi to those you pass on your runs?

About Jessica M.

30 something runner from Cleveland, OH. I am an avid runner, marathon maniac, Boston Marathoner and an Ironman! I have completed 15 marathons (16 if you include the Ironman) and am an Official Blogger for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I am also a Proud ambassador for Nuun I enjoy traveling, running, my Croatian heritage, Hokas, baking, playing tambura, reading, sno cones, cevapi, anything pumpkin flavored, swedish fish, napolitanke, craft beer, kit kats, smoothies, chips & salsa, Kinder chocolates, racing, marshmallows, my amazing husband and our dogs Bodhi & Bandit. Both are named after Columbus Brewing Beers. Contact me at:
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8 Responses to Cleveland Marathon Training Week 9: Hanging in there

  1. Jacquie says:

    Cute runners!!!! I totally say hi and wave to everyone I pass. I feel like a superior sometimes but like you, I’d rather wave than not!!!

  2. I love to wave and say HI to people when running. It seems to throw them off – like why is this person so friendly? lol. I like to think they go home to their families and mention “the real friendly runner girl”. đŸ™‚

  3. Glad that you are able to still get miles in, I hope the feet feel better soon and you can start getting longer ones in! New shoes look great, what made you switch?

    I always at least acknowledge people I pass. Sometimes I say hi, or good morning, sometimes i just nod and smile, sometimes I wave. When I’m not feeling great or if I am in a hard workout I might just nod or throw a side hand but still at least SOME acknowledgment.

  4. Holly says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your injuries. Remember any little bit you can do will help you and it’s important to not over do it either. Your so dedicated and you will do well come race day. In Baltimore everyone waves and every says hello it’s fun and friendly and always reminds me how cool runners are!

  5. supereli23 says:

    Missy you better get those feet right! The PT in me doesn’t like hearing you are always running through pain.

  6. Francesca says:

    I usually give the peace sign or say hi. If I’m really tired I nod or least look like I’m noticing another runner! One weird thing I do is if I pass someone from behind, I wave or put my hand up. Now that I think about it, it seems strange!

  7. I’m thinking about heading over to Second Sole this week and picking up a new pair of shoes for running and keeping my Nike’s for other workouts… I’ve never been fitted for shoes so I’m sure that’ll help a lot.

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