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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Andrews

NYC Marathon Training Week 15 and the ATL 10 Miler

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Week 15 is two weeks away from the NYC Marathon. I can practically smell the airplane air as I type. After running 20 miles last week and recovering from just being tired, this week was a breath of fresh air. My Ekiden training plan for this week is below.


Usually I would rest, but due to working late on Wednesday I decided to go to yoga on this day. As always it was nice stretch. I was also really tired from Sunday's run and thankfully not in a lot of pain.

Tuesday-6 mile progression run

I was still really tired on Tuesday so instead of running 9 miles, I ran 6. I am really enjoying progression runs. My time wasn't great, but I got it done.

Thursday-7 mile progression run

By Thursday I was over the 20 mile run fatigue. It was the last run of the week before the Atlanta Track Club 10 miler race on Sunday. The run was better than Tuesday. I need to get an interval timer so I don't have to stop and restart my watch after each interval change. This run was conducted using a 1:1 interval, which was perfect for the day.

Saturday (30 min walk around Selma, AL)

Sunday: Atlanta Track Club 10 miler

The only word that should be spoken with this race is "hills". This was my third time running this race and it does not get easier with each attempt. My goal for the race to run at marathon pace. I ran a 3:1 interval for the race. There were some times, where the hills were too much, but I finished at 1:55. If I can maintain that pace during the NYC Marathon I will be overjoyed. On to the next week!


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