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Cleveland Marathon Training Week 14: Decision Time

The day after the Cleveland Marathon last year I registered for the full marathon for 2014. I had attempted to run the marathon last year but came down with the norovirus the morning of the race. I started the race but was too sick and had to call it quits after mile 12. This year I was pumped to run the full, I couldn’t wait! Then after having some awesome long runs I came down with Plantar Fasciitis.

I was lucky to catch the plantar fasciitis early but it’s been bothering me for over 2 months now. The good news is I can still run! The bad news is I can’t run the full marathon. The good news is I can still run the half marathon! I’ve been able to keep my long runs between 10-14 miles but anything higher makes my heels feel like the are on fire. Slowly I’ll get back to the higher mileage but it might take awhile.

Monday: 6 mile run to Heartbreak Hill to watch the marathon, 3 miles after trying to get to Ryan.

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Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: Speedwork at a track in Morrisville VT. 1 mile WU, 2×1 mile, 2×800, 2×400 and 1 mile CD

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Thursday:Ā  3 miles in the am up a mountain in Vermont.

Although it looks pretty it was very hilly so I didn't even enjoy this run. Also there was a lot of ice on the ground.
Although it looks pretty it was very hilly so I didn’t even enjoy this run. Also there was a lot of ice on the ground.

Friday: Abs and Arms
Saturday: Sick
Sunday: Sick

Total Mileage: 18 miles

I was really happy with my training this week and counting on a killer long run on Saturday. I was going to run the Hermes 10 miler but saturday morning I woke up with the norovirus! This thing haunts me and ruins my goal races! I guess it is better to have happened now rather than the morning of the Cleveland marathon this year.

3 thoughts on “Cleveland Marathon Training Week 14: Decision Time

  1. I’m glad you will still be able to run the half, I know it’s not what you had planned but your outlook is awesome on it. You still get to run 13.1 miles in that city you love so much!!šŸ™‚ Definitely a good week of training, nice job getting the speed workout in too!

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