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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Andrews

NYC Marathon Training Week 13

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After feeling a bit under the weather for the latter part of Week 12, I started Week 13 feeling ready to run. This week also included the Bellin's Women's Half Marathon. The best part of including a race during training is that you have great company, plenty of water and nutrients along the course, and a medal.

This was my Ekiden plan for Week 13


I ran a 4 mile reunion run with my Black Girls Run! group. We haven't run in a while and it was great to catch up and encourage those who were getting ready to run the Chicago Marathon on Saturday. Easy 2:1 intervals to get the miles in.


Since I do not run on Wednesday, I skipped this workout and moved it to Thursday.


I ran the interval workout that was designed by Coach Jenny. I also lifted weights and rode the stationary bike for cross training. I am really enjoying the progression runs. I didn't realize how much I energy I spend in the beginning of the runs. The warm ups and the eventually progressions to race pace really helps with conserving energy.


Bellin Women's Half Marathon. Click here to read my review of the race.


I had a short walk around Lake Michigan and through the airport on my way back to ATL.

On to Taper week!!!

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