Indy Mini Marathon Training - Week #10

Sunday, April 20, 2014

This was my Peak Week of my training which basically means the longest run yet.  While I was short a few miles I still kept up throughout the week because I knew Saturday would be my longest run ever.  In my entire life.

This girl was on fiiiiireeeeeee.

I killed a 13 mile run on Saturday.  I want to give a shout out to Runner's Forum in Carmel, Indiana because they have A-MAZING customer service.  I went to Dick's looking for a runner's water belt and let me tell you, you would think I was speaking alien to them.  It took four, yes four, different sales people to ask where we could find one.  Then the kept sending us off to different areas like we were in a maze or something.  And then one of them brings me a hiker's water belt.  Umm. No.  Aren't you a sporting goods store??  Well, the Runner's Forum was so helpful and got me what I needed and was super friendly.  So thank you Runner's Forum!!

Anyways, I killed my 13 mile run.  I averaged about a 10:16 mile which is good but hope I can knock a few more seconds off during the race.  I need to tape my toes up better for my next runs because I have killer blisters on the sides.  I turn my toes in when I run a bit.  I think it's from my soccer days when I'd run and dribble the ball.  I usually am pretty good at correcting it but after so many miles, that's the last thing on my mind.'s how I felt about this week:

How do I feel you ask?
I feel totally ready for this race. I'm going to keep up running the next two weeks, just slowly and steadily.  I'm kinda excited to be over with it though, I'm not going to lie.  Training is a lot of work and with a family and a full time job, it takes a lot out of you.  Since I go back to work tomorrow I'm going to get up at 5 to run.  I know, butt crack early but I have to or it will never get done.

My Goals for this Race:
I'm confidant I can run this entire race now after yesterday's run.  I'd love to stay around a 10 minute mile which I think is totally doable now.  Just two more weeks until Race Day!
What I Want to Do This Week:
My goal is to get my butt out of bed at 5 to run at least 3 times during the week.  Then I can do a longer run (I think it's 8 miles) on Saturday.  Next week won't be bad at all because it's Race Week so the runs are shorter and fit better within my schedule.

Alright, I'm going to go enjoy the rest of this beautiful Easter Sunday with my family.

Happy Running! :)


  1. WHEW! You really are on fiiiiiiiiiiiire!
    I am so inspired by you. Way to rock!

  2. So glad you had such a great run. You're going to do well in the race, and yes, tape those toes up!

  3. Wow, that is AMAZING - way to go!!!

  4. You are my running hero...busy with the little ones and you are definitely on fire.....just awesome and inspiring. :)