Dill’s Utah Week 9

Ah, week 9 already!  This was another good week where I was able to get outside for every run.  The plan called for a long run of 18 miles and total milage of 45-50 miles.

Monday: rest day

Tuesday: 3 mile warm up, 4 by 2 miles at 8:05 with 2:00 jog between 1-2 mile cool down.  This was another rainy, windy day.  I was worried about time, (needed to get the girls to the ice rink) so I did a 2 mile warm up followed by: first set @ 7:59 and 7:57, 2nd set @ 7:56 and 7:57, 3rd set @ 7:56 and 7:56, 4th set @ 8:01 and 7:55.  I skipped the buti yoga again, because the incision on my arm is still hurting when I lift with it. 12 miles total

Wednesday: I was exhausted, so I took a rest day.  I hate taking my 2nd rest day this early in the week, but my body needed it.

Thursday: I was lucky to have a nice evening run with my neighbor.  7 miles

Friday: I ran easy with strides.  It was a beautiful day and it was about 60 degrees out.  I was hot!  I am going to be in trouble this summer when it finally gets hot.  7 miles

Saturday:  My oldest daughter had her first communion today and a lacrosse tournament, followed by a party for the first communion.  I had 18 miles on tap with the last 3 miles at marathon pace.  I started from my house early to get 6 miles in before my friend Amie joined me for the final 12 miles. It was a pretty miserable weather day, 38 degrees and rain, but fortunately not as windy as it has been.  I didn’t feel great, and I didn’t feel terrible, but I was kind of sluggish and tired.  If it wasn’t for Amie, I wouldn’t have attempted to pick up the last 3 miles.  We picked it up and didn’t really look at the watch.  The last three miles were 8:09, 8:04, 7:59.  Average pace for the 18 miles was 8:44.

Sunday:  We slept in and by the time I reached out to friends to run, they had already run for the day.  I decided to head out for a short run with my family.  My oldest ran 3 miles with us and my youngest rode in the stroller until we were about a half mile from home.  Apparently that .5 miles “Hurt her neck” quite a bit.  I added on a 4th mile before I had to shower and get the girls to the ice rink. 4 miles total.

weekly miles: 48

books listened to:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, listened to more of Silver Bay by JoJo Moyes (still a little slow).  On a side note, my girls have been asking if they can listen to stories too, so we started listening to “The Twits” by Roald Dahl.  If you spend a lot of time in the car with your children driving around, you might want to give listening to a book a try!


I'm a running mom of two little girls, who is busy balancing life, work and marathon training. It's always training season for me because I'm on a quest to run a marathon in every state, while constantly striving to be the best runner I can be. Running has led me to some great adventures and I always have a good story to share!

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