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Sara  Wife πŸ’ - Mom πŸ‘ΆπŸ» - Runner πŸ‘Ÿ 26.2 (3:26), 13.1 (1:37), BQ x 2 πŸ’™πŸ’› Garmin Fitness | Zensah | Tifosi πŸ’Œ sara@runningwife.com

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As a Mom marathon training needs to be much more relaxed and today was a great and much needed reminder of that for me. πŸ’™
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The original plan was to run my warm up and cool down in the stroller with Easton and then let him hang out in the gym childcare while I did my 6 mile tempo on the treadmill. We completed our warm up and then went to childcare. 3.4 miles into my tempo they came to get me saying he was upset. Without hesitation I immediately got off and went to be with him. He calmed down once I got him and so I decided we’d try to finish in the stroller and if he wouldn’t have it then I’d call it a day. Surprisingly he calmed right down in the stroller (even went to sleep) and we got in the final 3 miles of our tempo. It was broken up but still 6 miles total at goal marathon pace! First 3 of the tempo were at 7:24 pace and the final 3 of the tempo with the stroller were at 7:14! πŸ™Œ
10.63 miles total πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

Last beach run this morning! How do vacations go by so quickly?! 🌴
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I was all about recovery this morning even though I was on a bit of a time crunch to make sure we got checked out on time. Thank goodness for an easy day today! Yesterday did a number on my legs but I know these miles were so important to proper recovery for me! This wrapped up week 1 of marathon training for me and I hit a total of 54 miles. Right where I expected and while it wasn’t always easy I know getting back on schedule and focusing on the small things will be a big game changer for me! πŸ‘ŸπŸ’ͺ
7.08 miles || 8:54 average pace

Well...my first long run of marathon training did NOT go as planned πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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E woke up every 2.5 hours last night starting at 11. I didn’t get to bed until after 12. The plan was to start early (around 6:30) but I couldn’t drag myself out of bed after that tough night. I started at 7:40 and the humidity was already killer. I completed my first loop and kept telling myself just make it to the water (I’d left my water bottle at the house by our car) but when I got there around 8.5 miles someone had taken it 😭 I started back down my second loop and at 11 miles I knew I was done. My body was losing water so fast and I was losing steam. I turned around and headed back to the house. In total I completed 13 of 15 miles on the schedule and while it was not how I had imagined it I just have to let it go and focus on the next one. These things happen (not usually the first week but being at the beach has brought a lot more humidity and heat). So now I’m focusing on recovery, lots of time with my @rollrecovery R8, and moving on! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ .
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Time to soak in the last day of vacation and football! 🌴🏈
13.1 miles || 8:20 average

9 months in vs. 9 months out 🀰🏻
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Hard to believe it’s been over 9 months now. In some ways I feel normal again and in some ways I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same. This boy has changed my life in so many ways and it’s hands down the best thing in this world! Seeing him explore this world is such a JOY! In just a couple months we will be celebrating his 1st birthday and that is so hard for me to believe! It’s so much more than a physical transformation for me - I see life differently now and my priorities are completely different. He made my dreams bigger, my life more joyful, and each day so much brighter! I loved experiencing 9 months of running through #pregnancy and I have immensely enjoyed 9 months of running with my sweet boy! I look forward every day to what is to come! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ‘Ÿ

Last week day run and so thankful for easy runs! The humidity was killed even though I got out early but the views were unbeatable! .
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Sometimes on easy days I just try to run and focus on all the good in the week. Of course I am thankful for this week of vacation, thankful for time to sit and be still with my little man, for date nights with my love, for a good mental focus to start off marathon training, and for family time! So much fun this week! Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow!
7.13 miles || 8:36 average pace πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

#workoutwednesday was back today! Oh I struggled with getting myself going for this one. We were up 4 times last night which meant I didn’t get out as early as I needed to this morning. I was sleepy and a bit cranky πŸ™ˆ but I just got out there and got it going.
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The workout today was 16 x 400 with 1 minute rest. My goal was roughly 1:42 which was 20-30 seconds faster than marathon pace. My splits: 1:40, 1:39, 1:38, 1:41, 1:40, 1:41, 1:39, 1:39, 1:39, 1:40, 1:40, 1:42, 1:41, 1:42, 1:42, and 1:41). My recovery was supposed to be slightly faster than I ran but oh well! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Some days it’s hard and you just have to grit your teeth and put in the work. That was what today was for me but it always is worth it! πŸ’ͺπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
10.07 miles total πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

Easy miles today but boy they didn't always feel easy. Even though we're on vacation E still isn't sleeping too well so some days I feel like I'm just powering through. Thankful for easy miles this morning where I could just focus on putting one foot in front of the other. Thankful for the gorgeous scenery I get to run by each day 🌴 Day 2 of marathon training is complete and while it wasn't the best run I'm still super excited about what's to come! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™Œ
7.12 miles || 8:45 average pace πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

It's officially the first day of marathon training πŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ
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I started it off with some tempo work! Tempos have always made me nervous for some reason so instead of jumping right into straight tempo I broke it up this morning. 2 mile warm up, 2 mile tempo (7:17, 7:21), 5 minutes recovery, 2 mile tempo (7:18, 7:19), 5 minutes recovery, 1 mile faster (7:05), and 2 mile cool down. The roads down here are perfect for tempo work and it felt good to start it off strong and work my way into it!
10.18 miles total πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

Today is the day sleep deprivation finally caught up with me. Instead of going out and running 6 easy tired miles I rested. Tomorrow is the official start to marathon training and it wasn't worth it to me today. If there was ever a day to take some extra rest it's now. So instead of spending roughly an hour out on the roads I spent more time playing with my sweet non-sleeping little boy and soaked each moment in! I'm excited and ready to start this new cycle but I'm also enjoying this day of rest! πŸ’™πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ΆπŸ»

Today I wanted to do my long run a little differently. As I enter marathon training my biggest weakness is definitely my endurance. I haven't run anything over 12 miles since Boston so I knew I needed to work on building up my endurance. Instead of adding speed in my long run I wanted to run this one comfortable but push out the miles. So today I focused on completing 14 miles with no stops at a comfortable pace. It's been a while since I've done a steady state long run and I enjoyed it! Love running at the beach no matter what the day calls for! πŸŒ΄πŸ‘™
14.05 miles || 8:31 average πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

Last weekend we took Easton back to where it all began for Wes and I. Over 12 years ago I walked into a dorm room and didn't know it yet but was meeting the love of my life. Just 6 years ago we had our engagement pictures taken in this very spot and it was so fun to now take our sweet boy back! ❀️🐺
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On our way to the beach for a week of sun, sand, and of course lots of running! πŸ‘Ÿ

Last run done before vacation begins! πŸŽ‰ We leave tomorrow to go to the beach for a week with my family! It just happens that my first week of marathon training begins at the beach but oh well! All we can do is the best we can - thankfully the first week is usually not too bad! Still working on putting the finishing touches on my marathon plan! 😬 I'm excited though to be taking ownership 100% of this training cycle whatever ends up happening! .
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This morning little man and I set out for our easy run! My legs were feeling sore from our track day yesterday but that didn't stop me from enjoying every second together on the road! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ΆπŸ»
6.10 miles || 9:10 average

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