Marathon Training Update

August 23, 2016 • By

*** Disclaimer: I was provided the ASICS Dynaflyte gratis by Jack Rabbit NYC for the purpose of reviewing and featuring the shoe on social media.

So I have had a few weeks of NYC marathon training under my belt (and it’s been abbreviated because of my glute/back/hamstring issues that plagued me at the start of summer) and I thought I’d update you all as to how it’s been going.

Last week I knocked out 44 miles and I feel like made major headway!  My run weeks start on Mondays and my coach has me following a Jack Daniels plan since I am so injury prone.

Monday – rest day

Tuesday – treadmill easy 8 miler 9:52/mile

Wednesday – Q workout 8.4 miles 9:20/mile; 2 mile warm up 4 x 10 min T (threshold) pace with 3 min recoveries in between, 10 min cool down. Only hit T pace once. (8:29, 8:45, 9:06, 9:03)

Thursday – treadmill 7.25 easy 9:18/mile

Friday – 6.25 miles easy partial trails 9:46/mile

Saturday – crosstraining 30 min stairclimbing level 8 and Legs/glute/hip work


Sunday – Q workout 14 miles easy 9:29 per mile

running friends

I’ve been seeing my physical therapist, Aaron Dudley, at Physical Therapy of Trophy Club, once a week and he does dry needling on my back, hamstrings, adductors and glutes. I also have been working on core, hip, glute and back strength.  I’m currently alternating my Hoka Clifton 3s and my Asics Dynaflyte shoes in training.  At first I thought the Dynaflytes were only good for shorter distance runs but after putting about 100 miles on them and wearing them on this past Sundays 14 miler, they proved to be a great addition to my distance shoe lineup.  They feature a new single density midsole compound, Flytefoam that is supposed to be 55% lighter than the industry standard.  What I can say is that this shoe reminds me of the New Balance Vazee Pace as far as weight, and yet the Dynafltye has a bit more structure and cushion. My feet were happy following my 14 miler and the toe box was roomy enough for my bunions. They weigh in at a mere 7.8 oz (the women’s shoe) and retail for $140. Not cheap, but then again, you get what you pay for. You can get them at Jack Rabbit here.

I’m excited about the upcoming week but know it will be intense.  Hoping all goes well and that my body cooperates!


Are you in the midst of marathon any other big training??? If so, how’s it going?



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