Marathon Training Week 9-12

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe it has been a month since I lasted posted anything. We had a great time visiting family and Pennsylvania. We were busy running around and playing hard. I’ll share the details in a later post.

Marathon training didn’t go as planned while on vacation. It rained a lot while we were there, which didn’t really effect my running, but the humidity was a killer. I felt like I was choking on it. It took about a week to get used to it. There were also a ton of hills. The hills helped my knee feel better, but I wasn’t able to settle into a decent pace. 

I decided to get refitted for a new pair of running shoes. I had a little less than 300 miles on my shoes, but I thought hoped it would help my knee feel better. After about 10 miles in my new shoes, my knees felt great and I have not had any pain. Yay.

Saucony Running Shoes

I went to a great place to get fitted, The Rapid Transit in State College, PA. The people there are friendly and knowledgeable. The guy that helped me told me I wasn’t running enough during the week. He said my long run should be about 30% of my weekly total mileage. My long run was roughly 50% or more of my total mileage. I had no idea. I’ve been running forever and never heard of this rule. I decided to redo my entire plan and I am now running 5 days a week.

My running is starting to get back to normal since we have been back from our trip. My pace is a little slower than usual and my longs run have been terrible, but I am slowly getting back to normal.

Monday- Rest

Tuesday- 4 miles easy treadmill run

Wednesday- 7 miles with 3 miles at marathon pace treadmill run

Thursday- HIIT

Friday- 8.5 miles with 4 hill repeats outside run

Saturday- 4 miles easy run outside with a girlfriend

Sunday- 15.01 miles outside

My long run was terrible and it is really starting to effect my confidence. I need my next long run to go well. There are a few changes I plan to make next Saturday to set me up for a great long run on Sunday. I’ll post about them next week.

Hope everyone has a great week.


  1. Good luck and congrats on your new shoes! I just got a new pair, also!

    1. Thanks. I'm really hoping they work out.

  2. I have those shoes. I'm glad you're back! I was just thinking this AM, "Haven't heard from Shauna...where is she?" Here you are!

    1. I love my shoes and my knee feels great. Yay. It took me a while to get back to blogging. I feel like I have so much to do especially since I'm about to start school. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep up with it all.



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