Marathon Training Week 7 of 18


Well hello again. It’s been awhile!

I’ve been training relentlessly and am already on week 7 of 18 of my Running Room online marathon clinic. Time is flying by … This is both exciting and terrifying because it means that race day is getting closer!!!

Tired of hitting up the treadmill, I have been opting to run immediately after work so that I can catch some of the last remaining daylight hours. I am able to run along routes that are uninterrupted by intersections, breathe fresh ocean air, and enjoy a very nice change of scenery. One of my pairs of runners have been designated for after work runs and are kept under my desk so that I don’t have to lug them around.

I recently began joining the Running Room for some of their Sunday club runs since running 16+ km by yourself can be pretty lonely. I enjoy the company but they run really fast! Well, they force me to run faster (and earlier) than I otherwise would on my own. My speed has already improved drastically so it’s hard to be upset!

Today marks the first day of hill training so that should be fun …

In other news, this weekend I will be participating in the Fort Langley Historic Half, which will be my third half marathon and my last race before the full. If the weather holds out, I’m hoping to finish in under two hours. I came so close last time at the Vancouver Historic Half with a chip time of 2 hours and 30 seconds!

On January 20 I was one of the many runners who were unsuccessful in registering for Lululemon’s SeaWheeze half marathon. I went back on February 3 at 10am sharp and the process was quick and painless. Apparently it sold out in something like half an hour! I am excited to participate in my first SeaWheeze and to partake in the festivities that surround it as well. I have heard only good things!


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Brie

Brie

I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

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