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Cleveland Marathon Training Weeks 11-14: Training and Busy Season at Work

I apparently never pressed publish on training week 11 & 12 so you get 4 weeks of training in 1 post! You are all so lucky 😉 April is my busy season at work so times gets away quickly.

Anyways, I’m still basically only running 3-4 days a week. It’s not ideal but I am able to get in a speed work day, a tempo day and a long run day. My leg, hamstring, psoas is feeling pretty good but not 100%. However, I can still run so it sounds like 100% to me!

I have to do A LOT of extra exercises to warm up and cool down. Then I also have A LOT of strength exercises that I also have to do. All just to be able to run. Moral of the story, don’t get old…I’m 32.

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Training Week 11

Monday – 1 Hour elliptical
Tuesday –  1 mile warm up, 4×1.5 mile repeats, 400 recoverey, 1 mile cooldown
Wednesday – 3 easy miles and 30 minute elliptical
Thursday – 1 mile warm up, 10 miles at 7:47 pace, 1 mile cooldown
Friday –  Rest Day
Saturday – 17 miles at 8:15 pace
Sunday –  Rest Day

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Total Running Mileage: 40.6

Training Week 12

Monday – 7 easy miles at 8:51 pace
Tuesday –  Rest Day
Wednesday – 1 hour elliptical
Thursday – 1 mile warm up, 10 miles at 7:47 pace, 1 mile cooldown
Friday –  Rest Day
Saturday – 15 Miles – 1.5 mile warm up, 10K Hop for Hope and then the rest of my long run.
Sunday –  Rest Day

Below is my legit normal Lunch and Breakfast. I am a creature of habit and eat the same thing everyday.

Total Running Mileage: 34

Training Week 13

Monday – 1 Hour elliptical
Tuesday – 1 mile warm up, 6x1mile at 7:20 pace, with 400 meter recover, 1 mile cooldown
Wednesday – 1 hour elliptical
Thursday – 1 mile warm up, 9 miles at 7:47, 1 mile cooldown
Friday – 1 hour elliptical
Saturday – Rest Day
Sunday –  19 miles – 1 mile warm up, Towpath Half Marathon, 5 mile cooldown

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Total Running Mileage: 39.25

Training Week 14

Monday – 1 hour elliptical
Tuesday – 1 mile warm up, 3×2 mile repeats at 7:18 pace, 1 mile cooldown
Wednesday – 1 hour elliptical
Thursday – 1 mile warm up, 10 miles at 7:47, 1 mile cool down
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 10.16 miles @8:16 pace in Boston/Cambridge/Newton
Sunday –  Rest Day

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Total Running Mileage: 31.66

I’m kind of in shock that the Cleveland Marathon is 22 days away! 22 DAYS AWAY! Holy Cow! I have my last 20 miler this weekend and then it will be taper time! Ahhhhhh

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