Week 9 Marathon Training


More to life than running….sometimes.

This week it took a back seat to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Just like my bad run a couple of weeks ago, I no longer get as uptight if I can not get a run in as scheduled.  The experience of seeing professional golfers such as Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Phil Michelson, Bubba Watson sure beats training for the marathon.  Plus the venue was incredible.  Talk about a gorgeous golf course on the cliffs overlooking a stunning Lake Michigan.  I saw many runners, walkers and bikers and I thought many times how awesome of a run this would be but I didn’t stress over it.  I just enjoyed the view and my time away.


I was still able to get all my runs in, just not a cross training day.  My sunday run was EXCELLENT, I was indoors running the halls of the highschool I work at because of a thunderstorm.  But my time was great, I used the NIKE+ Running app on my phone to track my miles and distance.  This was my first time using it and I really liked it.  Simple to use–set up a NIKE+ account, download the app, press BEGIN RUN.  The auto voice was neat, on every mile it shared my time, distance and pace.  When I first hear the auto voice I almost turned it off, thinking this would annoy me but it actually helped me not be so concerned with my pace and just run.  Here it the link to more information about NIKE+ Running.


So here was my week 9 running schedule:

  • Monday- 4 miles
  • Tuesday- traveling and PGA
  • Wednesday- PGA
  • Thursday- PGA
  • Friday- 4 miles
  • Saturday- 7 miles
  • Sunday- 13 miles

Week 10 Schedule:

  • Monday- Rest
  • Tuesday- 4 miles
  • Wednesday- 8 mile pace
  • Thursday- 4 mile
  • Friday- Rest
  • Saturday- 17
  • Sunday- Cross


Happy training!





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