Marathon Training: Week 14 & More Snow?!

This is currently how I feel about the upcoming snowstorm...

After weeks of avoiding the trails due to snow and ice, I was finally able to get 2 runs in this weekend. Unfortunately, this pleasure will be short lived because of the snow that is on it's way. Go home, Winter. You're drunk!

Anyway, here is last week's breakdown...

5 MilesRest3.1 Miles PM1 Mile AM
5 Miles PM
1 Mile AM
4.38 Miles PM
Rest13.1 Miles

I just started tapering this past week, so the weekly mileage is beginning to decrease slightly. The marathon has now become real and the butterflies are starting to take over. I can't believe it. Less than 2 weeks before my first official marathon.

The past week went well, even though I did not get outside as much as I would have hoped. The temps have been dipping down and the wind was picking up, so I kept to the treadmill for most days. But, I stuck with the Pandora Treadmill Game, which seems to always help (except when all the songs don't match my station genre!!!).

Thursday was a perfect example of how well the treadmill game worked it's magic. I was only planning on running 3 miles, put a shirt over the treadmill screen and blasted the music. By the end of the 9th song (I estimate about 2-3 songs per mile), I peaked under the shirt and WOW!

That was not what I expected to see. I almost felt compelled to run to 5, but reminded myself I started tapering.

By Saturday, I was so excited to run! I had not visited the canal in over a month and was desperate to reunite with the trail once again. I even strapped on the GoPro so I could remember how amazing the trail is once it snows again.

If you haven't seen the video, watch it here.

I was also pumped to get my Brook's back on. They have not seen a run in weeks!

Anyway, this week only holds a total of 25 scheduled miles and I already ran 6 of them today. It's going to be a slow week for sure!!! Hopefully the snow will be kind and give us less than more so I can see some more outdoor runs!!

Have a good one, guys!

Are you expecting snow in your area? Love it? Hate it?

Have you tried the Pandora Treadmill Game yet?


  1. I'm running RnR USA as well! Finished the 20-miler this past weekend and am so very thankful tapering has begun. I don't remember the last time I only ran 3 miles…

    Let's keep EVERYTHING we have crossed this snow leaves us within two weeks!!

    1. Awesome! Maybe we will cross paths at the race!

      I hope the snow melts as well! I am so sick of it! I would love to run outside for once without having to see the white stuff!


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