20 Mile Run…HUH?!?!

So my first marathon is less than 6 weeks away. This weekend will be my longest run yet. 20 miles!!!

My training started off great around June. I made sure I did every run on my schedule. I cross-trained with Pilates 3 or 4 times a week and an ab workout twice a week. My runs felt good and I actually enjoyed the long runs. Surprisingly I was a lot looser than I thought I would be and my breathing was great. That’s all probably because of the Pilates.

Then schedules changed. AAAHHH!!! For the past month or so I’m luck if I get 2 runs in per week and cross training is out the door. My long runs are still not too bad but I can definitely feel the tightness in my body when I’m done, especially my right hamstring. EEK!! I purchased a foam roller that I try to use at least before and after my long runs.


I’ve decided that I MUST get my miles in any way possible. And running for a cause (pancreatic cancer) is added motivation. So I’ve been trying to break them down even if it means running 3 miles during lunch than 2 miles during my little brother’s football practice. October is my last chance so it is on and poppin.

So by sharing this last month’s journey with all of you I think I’m more likely to get my workouts in. As a mommy, I HAVE to learn to make things happen for me.

So here are my marathon training goals for the month of October:

  1. Get In My Miles
  2. Cross train at least twice a week
  3. Junk food especially ice cream no more than twice once per week and

So there it is. I’ve put it out in the universe. My race goal is 4hrs 30mins.

26.2 HERE I COME!!


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3 thoughts on “20 Mile Run…HUH?!?!

  1. Danielle Davenport

    Awesome post! You can do it!!!

  2. c.burnett@eastorange.k12.nj.us

    Go Jill!

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