Lincoln Marathon Training: Week 12

Twelve weeks in, and I finally had a training week that felt great. My legs felt good, my guts felt better than they have in a long time (yay restrictive diet!), and the weather was absolutely amazing. Here’s how it went.


AM: I finally decided to be less of a bum and get to the gym to lift for 45 minutes.

PM: 12 miles easy in the beautiful sunshine.
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Like my new sunglasses? I finally broke down and bought decent ones.


Parent-teacher conferences in the evening meant a morning treadmill run. Whomp whomp. 8 easy miles and some quick core work.


Another easy 8-miler, outside this time, followed by some core work and stretching. I’m trying to learn to take mid-run selfies like you legit bloggers. It’s not going so well.
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Yep, that looks natural.


Another day of conferences meant another treadmill run — Yasso 800s this time. I know it’s not quite the same on the treadmill, but I hit my pace on all of them and didn’t feel like death, so I’m counting that as a win! I ended up cutting my cool-down (super)short because of the whole “having to go to work” bit and ended up with 8.2 miles for the day.


To make up for the two nights of conferences, we had Friday off, which was sweet. In the middle of the day (because I could), I ran 8 miles, stopped at the gym to lift, and ran another mile home. It was glorious.

"Maybe if I take the picture on this side of the pond, it'll work better!" Nope.
“Maybe if I take the picture on this side of the pond, it’ll work better!” Nope.


22 miles. It felt downright hot outside. My body’s not used to this “warmth” business yet!
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Here’s a me-less picture, since you’re probably getting tired of looking at my awkward mug.


Rest day, but way too nice out to stay inside. My pal Sarah came over, and she and J and I walked for about an hour. It was 80 degrees out. 80.

Total: 67.2 miles. That’s a nice number. I feel good about that.

Is it feeling springy where you are?

Do you take mid-workout selfies? HOW?

10 thoughts on “Lincoln Marathon Training: Week 12”

  1. I also lift after running 8 miles, sometimes even longer. I think it’s just something my body is used to because if I waited to run AFTER I lift, I just would go home instead. Yeah, I’m a real fitness person… 😉

  2. What camera are you using? I use my iPhone and if you hold down the volume button it snaps the picture. If you hold down for a long time it snaps a whole bunch. Then you can pick the one you like and delete the rest. I usually pick out the one that doesn’t look like I’m gasping for air and struggling (which is another task in itself) lol.

  3. Good pick on the pink sunglasses – you are stylin’! Yay for nice weather and a happy tummy. It’s great to hear that you are noticing improvements from the restrictive eating. Sometimes when I change my eating habits, I don’t notice much of a difference – but maybe it’s because I don’t stick with it long enough. Ha.

    Awesome mileage this week! It’s definitely starting to feel a lot like spring in Oregon (although today is pretty crappy). I take action selfies with my GoPro.

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