NYC Marathon Training – Week 9

Day 2, Tuesday, August 25th: 4 miles

I focused a lot on my why during this run. It is truly an honor to run for Team for Kids. I am so encouraged by my supporters and the hope that I might make a difference in lives of children!

Workout summary: ran 4.06 miles; avg 11:25/mile; 11:24 / 11:35 / 11:24 / 11:19.

Day 3, Wednesday, August 26th: 5 miles

Today I daydreamed about my marathon finishing time starting with a 4.

Workout summary: ran 5.03 miles; avg 10:42/mile; 11:51 / 10:44 / 10:32 / 10:28 / 9:58 (!!!).

Day 4, Thursday, August 27th: 4 miles

A popsicle after my run is now a must!

Workout summary: ran 4.01 miles; avg 11:04/mile; 11:57 / 11:19 / 10:45 / 10:18.

Day 6, Saturday, August 29th: 5 miles

I slept in so only managed to get in 5 miles instead of my planned 7 so I could get to my hair appointment in time! After being featured on Runkeeper for sharing my goal, they sent me one of their new shirts! During my run I wore my old Runkeeper shirt, and wore my new shirt during the day!

Workout summary: ran 5.01 miles; avg 10:23/mile; 10:56 / 9:56 (!!!) / 10:32 / 10:17 / 10:14.

When I came home I had no idea it would be my last time to return home to my kitty, ZaZu. Later that day we had to say goodbye to our buddy. 😦 Another blog post on another day to write it all out, but I wanted to share one of the last pictures I took of ZaZu. Already miss him so much!

Day 7, Sunday, August 30th: 14 miles

Today was just mostly a healing run for me. Heart was still very heavy after the loss of ZaZu. Jamie ran with me for the first 11 miles, and then I ran the final 3 alone with David checking on me. My heart hurts, but running helps me feel at peace.

Workout summary: ran 14.38 miles; avg 11:51/mile; 12:11 / 12:02 / 12:08 / 12:21 / 11:45 / 11:49 / 11:57 / 11:40 / 12:25 / 11:25 / 13:00 / 11:19 / 11:04 / 11:19 / 10:48 for .38.

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