NYC Marathon Training Week 9 + GOALS

As a reminder, I’m running the NYC Marathon for Fred’s Team, and am working towards hitting a huge fundraising goal to support cancer research! I am blogging about my NYC Marathon Training throughout this process.  You can click here to read more and make a donation.


Hi all! Sorry I’ve been MIA.  Between work and Irma, I’m behind on my blogging.  We got hit with Irma earlier this week as a tropical storm.  Luckily, we live west of the city and were spared the worst.  I have quite a few friends that lost power for several days and had trees come down.  We were very lucky!!

Training is plugging along and the mileage keeps building.  Here’s how last week looked:

Monday: 3 mile recovery run

Tuesday: 5 miles easy

Wednesday: Barre

Thursday: 6 miles easy

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 16 miles; sports massage

Sunday: Rest

Noteworthy: I ran without music all week!! My mid week runs I just ran in silence.  For my long run, I listened to an audiobook.  I thought that not listening to music would be torture, I found that it was actually the opposite.  It was so relaxing and the time seemed to go by so much quicker.

I started listening to audiobooks because I have a commute again.  I enjoy listening to “psychological thrillers” (think: Gone Girl) because it keeps me engaged and interested.  I started listening to “The Chemist” and it kept me totally engaged for my 16 miles. (If you want to try books too, you can use this link to get 2 free audio books with a free trial of Audible (affiliate link) )

I tested out what I believe will be my race day outfit for my 16 miler.  I got sent these shorts from Fred’s Team and I love them because they have SEVEN pockets on them!! However, I prefer compression shorts.  So I wore my compression shorts under them and it worked out perfect!


I had to take a break from fundraising this week due to how crazy work has been.  I’m hoping to get back to it next week!

Goals for Navy-Air Force Half Marathon

This coming weekend, I’ll be running the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in DC with my dad as part of my training.  I am so excited for the race! My goals are not time based, but I want to push the effort a bit.  My main goals are to leave with some confidence, ideally by running a negative split, and to hold back enough that I don’t have to take a break from my marathon training.  It’s looking like it will be warmer than I would like, so I’ll likely run more on effort than actual pace.  I am excited to run with my dad and get some miles in while on a race course!!

Check back next week to see how it went!!  Don’t forget to link up below – I extended the linkup since I was late posting this week!

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  1. I’m glad that Irma didn’t cause any damage to your home – I’m sure that was a huge relief!

    I love shorts with lots of pockets! Have a great race this weekend!

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