Saturday, August 22, 2015

MCM Training Week 10

Week 10 of Marine Corps Marathon training was a real confidence booster for me. I had a solid week with lots of accomplishments:
  • New longest run record - 18.06 miles
  • First week with more than 30 miles - 32.5 to be exact
  • New, faster target training paces
  • Fitbit "Snow Boot" badge for 45,000 steps in a day
  • Fitbit "Great Wall" badge for 5,500 (fitbit) lifetime miles 

New records and badges!

Week 10 Statistics

I ran 4 times for a total of 32.5 miles.
  • Track: 4x1600 at threshold (T) w/ 3 minutes rest (5 miles)
    • I wrote about this workout earlier this week - it was great and resulted in new (faster) target paces 
  • Easy runs: 3.1 and 6.3 miles
    • Mother Nature made that 6.3 mile run take almost 3 hours to complete:
      • I met Lynn early for some miles before the Brooks Fun Run at PR, which wouldn't be quite long enough for my scheduled run.
      • We ran 2.3, and met up with the Fun Run folks just as lightning started.
      • We waited an hour for the storm to pass. Finally Lynn, Jamie and I went out for 4 miles, accompanied by a gorgeous double rainbow!
  • Long run: 18.1 miles - new longest run record!
    • I felt great during this run and we kept a fairly consistent pace of 13:13. My energy level was high and I felt like I could have run further (but was glad I didn't have to!).
  • Strength training: 3 times (my routine)
  • Yoga: 1 yin yoga class 
    • The last two weeks I made this class a priority - it is so great for my recovery

A "fun run" with a double rainbow!

Onward to Week 11!

Read about previous training weeks


  1. For the record, you're WAY ahead of me in training -- really psyched for you!

    1. I have no doubt you will catch up. Thanks for being psyched for me :)

  2. Great work, Kim! You rock! Love following your progress!!