Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/20-6/27

Week three of my marathon training plan brought another 10-mile run and a pretty similar week of workouts to last week, except that I hewed closer to the actual schedule Laura laid out for me. I’m actually kind of surprised that I did, because this week was just as crazy as last week and there was a lot of life stuff going on!



Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 5 miles

Wednesday: Core strength workout

Thursday: 5 miles

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 9 miles @ 11:03/mile pace

Sunday: 6.3 miles @ 11:08/mile pace



My weekday 5 mile runs were business as usual. I didn’t exactly do the Wednesday core workout all in one go, squeezing in the exercises here and there and foregoing a few because my right knee has been bothering me a bit, but my Saturday long run felt so much stronger than last week when I hadn’t fueled and hydrated properly (I also had more than a few hours’ sleep the night before). And doing a little bit of a longer “recovery” run Sunday seems to work for me.



Brett and I engagement New York Public Library




Aside from my workouts, it was a crazy week. As I shared in my little update, it started off with a very long, ultimately very happy day that opened on me taking Brett to the hospital for an allergic reaction and ended in our getting engaged. That meant a Tuesday filled with sharing the news with friends and family, a Wednesday with more of the same, and figuring out how to continue getting my work done while being distracted by my new accessory. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry or makeup, just a pair of pearl studs day in and day out, so I was surprised at how difficult I find it to not just stare at the sparkle all day, especially because it gets me daydreaming about my future with the person I love most in the world  🙂




Engagement ring





We spent the weekend at my parents’ house in Connecticut, celebrating in our typical fashion – eating lots of ice cream from Deborah Ann’s. Friday served up soft serve with crushed Reese’s for me and strawberry and chocolate for Brett (I had a few bites of the strawberry for some serious PB&J sundae action) and Saturday was banana chip with rainbow sprinkles. We also made dinner for my parents since they were celebrating their 28th anniversary.




reeses soft serve ice cream




This week, I’m looking forward to a shorter workweek before the Fourth of July long weekend, helping to keep the craziness of everything going on right now in check. Even if it all seems overwhelming, I’ll have a long run that’s slowly starting to extend to provide me with some peace of mind time. And of course, there will always be more ice cream.




Brett and Sasha Insta 6-25







How long does it take you to settle into a marathon training schedule?


How do you adjust your workouts around life happenings?


Do you have a fun engagement story?












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15 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/20-6/27

  1. So happy for you again! 🙂 And your ice cream like Morgan said always looks AMAZING. :))) It’s always hard for me to adjust to the long runs for a long race. It takes about 4-5 weeks.


  2. Wow, congrats on your engagement!! Thats so exciting! Great job keeping up with your training with all that going on! When I got engaged I was in the middle of training for my first marathon. It took a lot of self control to stay on track with all the celebrating that was going on!


  3. I’m SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Huge congrats! Although I’m still in the beginning of training too, I’m excited to have a “step back” week of sorts. Last weekend was “only” 10 miles but I think alternating the longer with the step-back runs will keep me mentally fresh.


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