Bayshore Marathon Week 22

Happy Saturday! Another crazy work week and delayed blogging. I have a winner from last weeks giveaway!IMG_1168

Congrats, Jess! IMG_1170Monday:

  • PLAN- 25 min core strength, 25 min hip flexor strength
  • ACTUAL- 25 min core strength, 25 min hip flexor strength

I got up early and did the hip flexor strength at home and then used my PT’s room to do the core strength before my dry needling appointment and avoided a trip to the gym. Oh, and I had my skin exam. (Did you book your appointment yet!?!)IMG_1053Tuesday:

  • PLAN- 5K @ 10K pace
  • ACTUAL- 3.1 miles @ 7:08 avg pace

I had an early morning drive to Savannah and had to do my run after work. I wasn’t feeling great- still fighting off something and anytime I get sick, my asthma usually acts up. The 5K hurt way more than it should have and I hot to stop and catch my breath more than ones.IMG_1068Wednesday:

  • PLAN- 6 mile endurance run
  • ACTUAL- 6 miles @8:33 avg pace

I woke up to a downpour so I hit the treadmill at the hotel. I forgot how boring a treadmill is without speed work.


  • PLAN- rest day
  • ACTUAL- rest day

A LONG day of work. An event in Savannah, an almost 4 hour drive home, a stop at urgent care for meds (a shot in the butt and antibiotics for 10 days), and then another work night event. Needless to say, I was wiped and thankful for a rest day.


  • PLAN- 3 mile endurance run
  • ACTUAL- 3 miles @ 8:30 avg pace

Rich and I got up early and did this one together.IMG_1071That afternoon, I flew to Cincinnati and was greeted at the airport by Molly! We hit up the expo and grabbed dinner and I’m pretty sure we were in bed by 9 at the latest. I was exhausted. IMG_1075 IMG_1079Saturday:

  • PLAN- 20 min shakeout run
  • ACTUAL- 2.23 miles shakeout run

I woke up feeling okay- LOTS of blowing the nose; so much so that I brought Kleenex on my run with me. I ran towards the river and over the bridge to Kentucky and back and watched everyone heading to the 5K race. IMG_1083Molly and I had breakfast and decided to walk to Findlay Market. This part may have not been the smartest thing to do safety wise (it got pretty sketchy along the way and I’m pretty sure we saw a drug deal or two). After a pretty long walk through the hood, we are at this cute market. I found the perfect ornament for my collection, too.IMG_1084 IMG_1085 IMG_1087We decided to Uber it back and went over to Kentucky to some of the shops there, had lunch and then went back to the hotel to chill for a bit before going to Mass and grabbing dinner. We decided to do Whole Foods to be safe with my stomach and I went to Jason’s Deli to get a baked potato. The meal was bland and boring- but safe. IMG_1089Lights out early at 9 again.


  • PLAN- 15 min warmup, Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon
  • ACTUAL- 1.29 miles in warmup, 13.1 Flying Pig 1/2 Marathon 1:39:34

Still didn’t feel 100% but knowing this wasn’t my goal race it didn’t really bother me. I just gave it what I could. I definitely underestimated the hills and Coach’s plan was pretty much out the window for that but I managed to average just where I needed to be. Recap coming SOON! IMG_1099 IMG_1109

Molly had to leave right after the race so I grabbed breakfast on my own, broke my no sweets till the marathon rule for the last time and treated myself to ice cream at Graeters (coconut chocolate chip per Molly’s suggestion), and decided to head to the airport to try and get on an earlier flight.IMG_1124I got the last seat on the earlier flight and it was worth the $50. I went with Rich to his tri social event at Podium and took advantage of the recovery legs that one of the sponsors was letting people use for free. A nice way to end the weekend!11193379_10153252038330782_4778922612356456622_nTotal Miles for the Week: 28.72

All in all, a pretty rough week for me. My body was definitely still recovering from the weekend before with my long run and stress at work and getting sick wore me out and I was pretty tired all week. I’ve been struggling with sleeping through the night for the past few weeks and I’m up sometimes  for an hour-hour and a half a night. I apparently have way too much on my mind. That all being said, I still pulled out a strong race and that makes me REALLY happy going into my taper. If I can hit that number on a hilly course with everything going on that could’ve made the race a lot worse, it’s all good.

If a race has a theme, will you dress up for it? Any suggestions on sleeping through the night? Do you treat yourself post race? If so, what’s your favorite? 


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  • Sorry it was a rough week….between Bayshore getting so close and being in the middle of wedding planning, you have a lot going on. Plus everything at work. I don’t have any great tips for sleeping through the night….sorry. Glad you were feeling better in time for the race, sounds like it went well and is a sign of good things two come in two weeks 🙂 That ice cream sounds delicious! I love a treat after a race!

  • Thank you again! 🙂 Now I just need to decide how to spend it – though that won’t be too hard.

    Congrats on a great race and checking off another state! Flying Pig is such a fun-but-hilly race from what I hear. (If you ever have a reason to run in Ohio again, I’d recommend the Columbus Marathon or Cap City Half too.) Bayshore’s getting closer! Also, way to go on running while feeling under the weather. Any tips for doing it? Do you hydrate way more? I came down with a cold just after we got home from the wedding, and I haven’t been well enough to run at all this week. (Thankfully, I’m not seriously training for anything right now, so that also plays into it – very different situation than yours!)

  • Great job on the race. It is a hilly course! Bryan has the same problem with his asthma when he has a cold or allergies, so I definitely understand your pain! I hope you get better soon! I love the pig outfit, super cute! 🙂

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