Training Week 12: Traveling, Training and a GIVEAWAY

Training Weeks 11 and 12 were a little crazy because I spent 10 hours in the car driving to Boston and then running through Boston and then driving the 10 hours back home. Obviously, I wasn’t in Boston just for a change of scenery, I was in Boston to watch Ryan run the marathon!

On his way to a PR
On his way to a PR

Ryan killed it in Boston and ran a 2:55:35! Crazy Amazing!

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Some people think I am crazy for training while on vacation but I actually look forward to it. I love getting out and exploring a city all on my feet. It’s a little hard to get up when I am the only one who needs to get up early to get a workout in but then I remind myself “I’ve got dreams and they’re worth more than my sleep”

Training Week 12

Monday – 10 Crazy Miles – I ran 5 miles to Boston College to watch the marathon, then I ran to the finish area so I could see Ryan.
Tuesday – Rest Day/Drive Home Day
Wednesday – Rest Day/ Recover from driving and not sleeping
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 10 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace or faster
Friday – 52 minutes elliptical
Saturday – 20 miles (1 mile warm up, Hermes 10 miler and 9 mile cool down) I haven’t wrote my post yet but I PR’d in the 10 miler!!!!

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Sunday – 6 Miles

Total Running Mileage: 47

Now I only have 1 more week left before I start tapering. The way I like to think of it as is I have 3 major workouts left, speedwork, tempo run and long run. After that my body gets to rest and taper!

And now drumroll please

As an Official Cleveland Marathon Ambassador for 2015, I have a free entry to giveaway! (To the Cleveland Marathon race distance of your choice!)  Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the race this year.

To enter to win, simply comment below on which race you want to do and why. Please enter before noon on Monday May 4th so that I can pick a winner and make an announcement!

13 thoughts on “Training Week 12: Traveling, Training and a GIVEAWAY

  1. I want to do the half marathon, because coming off of torn tendons in my hip, I want my first race back to be running through Cleveland’s streets!

  2. I would love to run the 10k or half. I have been cross training all winter with strength and weights. I love my new strength but I fear I won’t be ready for the half running-wise. I did the half last year and loved it so much! The camaraderie was amazing and the course was so beautiful. It really did Cleveland justice and I felt proud of my city! I can’t wait to run the race this year (if I win) or come down and be a spectator and supporter to everyone running! What an amazing giveaway. Thanks!

  3. I would love to run the half marathon for the camaraderie of running in such a large event. Being around other people who are in the thick of the race with you makes it that much more enjoyable.

  4. I would LOVE to do the 1/2 Marathon as a part of the Cleveland Marathon! It would be my 2nd marathon if I ran it! Woo-hoo! 🙂

  5. Way to go on the PR!! I would love a marathon entry. By running Pittsburgh marathon 2 weeks before and a chance to run Cleveland, I would qualify for Marathon Maniacs!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

  6. both my husband and I are running the half. I am entering the giveaway for my awesome 15 year old, who placed 3rd last year in the 10k, 14 and under. she was unsure about running this year, but Im certain with a FREE entry she would love to kick some booty in the 10k! ps awesome job on the 10 miler!!!

  7. I would like to run the Cleveland Half Marathon to come back from a bad race. I also want to be there at the finish line of the half to cheer for my friend running her first full. I would love to be part of this event : )

  8. I would love to run the Cleveland half. I love the half marathon distance, and this race has been on my must-run list!!

  9. I want to run the half. I have ran two full and one half at CLE in the past. There is nothing quite like it. I want to run this year, because running has became an outlet that I can try my best to control. I may not be in complete control of weather conditions, my speed, the congestion of running…but I can control whether I cross the finish line. I was diagnosed with cancer about a year and a half ago, and have really struggled with it at times. My decision to run the half last year was based purely out of determination. I was not trained for the full, and went to the expo by myself to switch from the full to the half. I got really emotional seeing all of the support and great people that run CLE. I chose to run the full. It wasn’t pretty, but I made it!. I was able to cross that finish line. This year, I have had a lot of uncertain things with the course of possible treatment and testing. I did not sign up for a race because I didn’t know if I would be able to run at all…let alone which race. Granted, I am thankful. My course with cancer so far has been only a blip on the radar compared to what a lot of people go through. Thankfully, the news is currently as good as it can get, and I’m getting spring fever in regards to getting outside and hitting the pavement :). I would like to run the half to see the sights of CLE and get to experience a race with the great people of CLE (and all over the world): those who are more than likely all fighting personal struggles of their own. Together though, we can RUN…

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