Marathon Training: Weeks 19-24

Monday, December 16, 2019

We are 34 days away from the big day! The training progression has been gradual: 14-18 miles thus far. I've been training as well as I know how.

I did miss one weekend run. My first one this season. I was in New York and I didn't want to worry about running out of town.

These past few weeks I had the honor of going back to my dear Fort Bend Fit to runn with my friends. It was great to be there and experience FBF before the race.

I can honestly say that outside of moving, these past few weeks have been packed full. My citizenship ceremony and a friend's wedding happened in the same week. We celebrated Thanksgiving then got on a plane to go to New York. I can't begin to tell you about the multiple work deadlines I've had.

Thank God I was able to balance it all and still keep training.

This past week we trained in the cold AND rain. Together. When I was running errands later that same day, I was wondering, "what was wrong with me? This is too cold!" I guess I just decided I needed to run and I found a friend who agreed to run with me.

I've been running around people for most of my long runs. Last weekend I ran 18 by myself. I started before the group and finished after. Most people in our local group completed their key races last weekend. Mine is not until January 19.

Running with myself has been an interesting reality. I love running with people but this season, for one reason or another, I've been running solo.

I have plenty time to think. I pray. I listen to audio books, music and I tell myself, "enjoy because it goes by fast."

I appreciate your prayers for these next 34 days. I want to do well these next few weeks. I want to be completely ready to run my best Houston Marathon yet. I also appreciate prayers that I will enjoy every minute of it.

Thanks for joining me in this journey friends!

More on this series:
• Weeks 1-3
• Weeks 4-8
• Weeks 9-12
Weeks 13-18