Highest Mileage Week: Post Stress Fracture

Highest Mileage Week: Post Stress Fracture

What a week! My goal on the outset of the week was to get in at least 45 miles.  I needed a high mileage week for my marathon training.  I know this may not sound like a lot to seasoned runners who crank out 60+ miles like it’s nothing but I am trying hard not to get caught up comparing myself to others.  I would love to be at that running stage of life right now but I’m not and that’s ok.  Two-a-days would definitely get me there but my body is not quite ready for that much running yet. 

Ashton usually wants to nurse as soon as I get home from running. Then he’s ready for a morning nap.

It’s taken me what feels like FOREVER to even build up to my 45 miles.  I also ran 4 days in a row this week which is another first since the stress fracture.  I am finally getting to the place where I rarely feel it.  The pelvic bone affects everything which is why it’s been such a long healing process.  It is almost fully healed and I am thankful for that.

Houston Marathon Training Week 11
Sun- Rest
Mon- 8 miles (7:40 avg.)
Tue- 10 miles (9 mile tempo @ 7:10 avg.)
Wed- 4 mile recovery (8:49 avg.)
Thur- 15 mile long run (8:25 avg.)
Fri- Rest
Sat- 8 miles (Yasso 800’s at track- 3:16, 3:17, 3:13, 3:14, 3:11, 3:13, 3:13, 3:08)
Total: 45 miles

Next week will be light… After 3 weeks in a row of 40+ miles I am ready for a rest. One week from now is St. Judes Half and I am starting to get excited!! Sub 1:34 here I come!

And now for a few highlights from the week… It was wonderful having John home and we did lots of baking and Christmas decorating.  I love this time of year!! Summer is still my favorite of all but the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are pure magic.

My chocolate trifle
Baking with my girls
Hangin with the boys
10 months old now!

 Christmas Pics coming soon!

3 thoughts on “Highest Mileage Week: Post Stress Fracture

  1. Look at those faces!

    Congrats on the great week. Looking at your photo caption reminds me SO much of my marathon training in 2010. Levi was 6 months old when I started and I can remember the feeding as soon as I got back. You are doing an awesome Job, Tia. I can’t wait to start decorating too.

  2. Congrats on the high mileage week!! I’m glad you’re feeling mostly healed. I think that 45 miles is a huge accomplishment. I ran much lower mileage this past training cycle, yet still ended up PRing in a marathon…when I had expected to do much worse. So I think it’s more the quality of the runs than the mileage. Get some rest this week!

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