30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

what the heck…..

So this is my week.

That 10 miles looks so exciting but it is cycling not running.

I had a pretty awful running week.

I ran 3.3 on Wednesday which was an excellent progressive run.  I’m ignoring the last 3 minutes!  and I ran 3 on Friday which was an OK run.  I went out to run 7 or 8 today and after about 50 steps I just kind of quit.


Something has just been off and it has been for a while.

I looked back and I see that when I ran the Clay trail, Waaaay back in week two of this training cycle, I seem to have gotten a little bit of a strain.  The clay is fine, but for where I am at, those hills and the slippery dirt are not appropriate for me.

Since that run I have been chasing pain and problems.  I am definitely having pain like I had before I had my labrum repaired, and I am definitely having problems with my one leg.

I had an EXCELLENT massage yesterday.  i went in limping, and left walking straight.  My Psoas were super tight.

So as you might imagine this is not the easiest thing to stretch out on your own or even with  help.  I came really close to crying while we were doing  the stretch, but afterwards my pelvis felt a lot more open.

I need to really look and accept a few things.  Firstly I am tight.  I need to foam roll a lot more.

I do need to lose these pounds…working on that.

And I do not think I can run 2 days in a row.  This seems to be the biggest issue.  every time I do the 2 in a row, I hurt a lot worse.

So now to figure out how to do proper training.  I think I am going to have to really put it on a 2 week kind of cycle, because other wise I get one week of  M,W,F,S,  and then the Next is T, Th, Sa,and there is no long run day left.

At least until I get a bit stronger.

So here is my plan for this coming week.

Monday  Run 10.  (Long run)

Tuesday rest.

Wednesday night intervals with Brooke

Thursday rest- strength and swim or cycle

Friday run 4.5

Saturday strength

Sunday run 3.


then for the next week:

I have to find a way maybe I can run 4.5 on Monday after having run only 3 on Sunday….Grrrrrr.

ANy advice?



  1. alaine66

    When I started running, I tried to run everyday, and it was a disappointment most days I ran because I was not giving my body time to recover from each run. I started to do run/bodypump/run (and so on) until I got comfortable with running. Now, I have started to run about 5 days a week to up my weekly mileage, and have noticed that I feel the need to stretch a few times throughout the day. What kind of moves do you use the foam roller for? I have been looking into getting one for the rest of my half-marathon training.

    • mizunogirl

      Foam rollers are great. I use mine a lot for the Piriformis and lately my calf. If you are stumped on how to use it, I suggest looking at Youtube, yeah, really!

      I dont think I’ll ever be able to run 5 days a week, I think it just isn’t in me. I’m not a new runner, but I am OLD. 🙂

  2. I trained for 4 marathons on just 3 days a week. Even if you do not do the run/walk part of the Galloway method, the training plan itself works. My boyfriend trained for his first marathon using the same Galloway training plan as I did, but he did not do walk breaks. Although he did for his 2nd marathon and now swears by them for long runs and he is a sub-4 hour marathoner. Anyway, so really all you need is 1 long run each week, then 2 30-45 minute runs with at least 1 day of rest between them. I usually take a rest day before and after the long run.

    • mizunogirl

      I love walk breaks. I really wanted the 4 days a week plan, its 2 30-45 min runs, 1 either tempo or one speed work. and then the long.
      Just typing this I have had a Great realisation. I could just do the speed work on the 4 days week and use the tempo as one of the runs on the other weeks… Hmmm Thanks Kitzzy…this is somthing that can help!

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