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Houston Marathon Training – Week 9

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Week 9 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 9. In 3 weeks, I’ll be running 26.2 in the streets of H-town!  My mileage peaked this week and I start tapering it down here.

This week was a great week for running.  I got all my scheduled runs in and even ran a short progressive run.  There were some mornings that I had trouble opening my eyes, so my strength and cross-training workouts were skipped… I’m giving myself grace, and moving on. I kept up with my stretching and foam rolling routine.

My nutrition this week was better this week. I got back on the “mystery soup” diet for lunch… basically, I grab a container of soup from the freezer that I didn’t mark.  This week it was vegetarian chili and a white bean/kale/sweet potato concoction.  It really makes lunch interesting.

Houston Marathon Training – Week 9

Houston Marathon Training - Week 9

Monday – Rest.

Tuesday – Rest.

Wednesday – 1 milie w/up & c/down, 5 x 1200 (400 recovery)e.

Thursday – 1 mile w/up & c-down, 5 mile tempo run.

 

Friday – 4 miles progressive.

Saturday – Long Run – 20 miles!

Houston Marathon Training - Week 9

Sunday – Rest.

Total Miles = 38


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap.

WeeklyWrap

14 Comments

  1. Kimberly Hatting

    Sounds like taper is starting! That’s always a welcome sight (at least for me).

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Yes! Looking forward tp taper!

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  2. Teresa

    Great week and congratulations on taper time! I’ll be right behind you! Merry Christmas Vicki!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Catherine

    You look super happy after that 20 miler. Enjoy the taper!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I was really happy to be done! Thanks.

      Reply
  4. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    Good job getting all those runs in! That’s not easy this time of year. And I’m laughing at the mystery soup. I have some of that, too!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! I tend to not mark the meals that I put in the freezer that are mine (I have to mark the hubs meals so I know they contain meat).

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  5. Jessica

    Looks like a great week! Enjoy your taper!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  6. Wendy

    How great that you got to have your 20 miler right before Christmas! Timing is everything. Enjoy the taper!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It’s pretty nice that the taper starts during the holidays.

      Reply
  7. Jessie

    Good luck at Houston! I’ve read that it’s an awesome race. My husband and I are pursuing the 50 states and might do Houston for our Texas marathon.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! Houston really is a great marathon… it’s my second year of running it.

      Reply

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