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Houston Marathon Training – Race Week!

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This week marks week the final week of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Race Week!

I took tapering to a whole new level this week!  I didn’t do much of anything activity wise,  I did get in the runs in. My body really wanted sleep… so, I woke up later/went to bed earlier this week.  Foam rolling happened every evening before bed.

I was careful with my nutrition choices this week.  I made a kale salad and my black eyed pea and barley soup to eat during the week.  Keeping my meals around race day tried and true.

Saturday was expo day and I had so much fun! In addition to meeting some of my TROT Team, I also saw Meb and Carl Lewis.  Sunday was race day… I’ll have my race report out for next week.  I had a blast during the race and even managed a PR!

Houston Marathon Training – Race Week!

Monday – Rest.

Tuesday – Rest.

Wednesday – 3 miles easy, 5 x 60 sec strideouts

Thursday – Rest.

Friday – Rest.

Saturday – ABB 5k.

Houston Marathon Training - Race Week!

Sunday – Houston Marathon.

Houston Marathon Training - Race Week!

Total Miles = 33


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Taking The Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.

11 Comments

  1. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    High 5 on the PR! And having fun is always winning.

    I don’t really think you can rest too much before a race. Looking forward to the recap!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Yes… having fun is the most important part!

      Reply
  2. Kimberly Hatting

    Congrats on your marathon, and the PR!! Isn’t Meb the nicest guy, ever?

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      He really is… so humble and authentic.

      Reply
  3. Jessie

    Congrats on Houston and a PR! Very exciting 🙂 Well done!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  4. Kim G

    I loved your post on Instagram this weekend! It looks like you had a blast at the Expo, 5K and the marathon.
    Congrats on your races!

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  5. Wendy

    Congrats on the PR! I can’t wait for the recap!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  6. HoHo Runs

    Congratulations on the PR! And after running the 5k no less. I can’t wait to read your recap. Isn’t Meb the nicest person? Thanks for linking!

    Reply
    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply

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