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Houston Marathon Training - Week 8

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

I just finished week 8 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training - Week 8. There are only 4 short weeks left!

This week I got back on track, I even squeezed in a short-ish easy run in my schedule. I've been missing those on my 3-day a week training plan.  Yin Yoga didn't happen for me this week, but made up for it with some extra stretching and foam rolling.

At the last minute, the hubs decided to go to the deer lease. Not wanting to miss out on any fun, I scored an entry to a half marathon for Sunday in Galveston. .

My nutrition this week was ok, but could have been better.  Convenience and holiday treats won out this week more than they should have, especially on Thursday when my favorite vegan food truck was in the neighborhood for dinner hours!

Houston Marathon Training - Week 8

Houston Marathon Training - Week 8

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 1 mile w/up & c-down, 12 x 400, (400 recovery).

Wednesday - Strength conditioning - upper body & 30 minutes stationary bike.

Thursday - 1 mile w/up & c-down, 5 mile tempo run.

Houston Marathon Training - Week 8

Friday - 5 miles easy.

Saturday - Rest.

Sunday - Santa Hustle half marathon + 2 add on miles

Houston Marathon Training - Week 8

Total Miles = 34.75

I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap.



  1. I love those shorts! Congrats on your half. So close to taper time!!

  2. Congrats on a good week of training and your half marathon this past weekend!

  3. Thanks... they are Spandits! Yes, looking forward to the taper :-)

  4. Oh the Falacho truck! Lol Congratulations on your half ...they do make great training runs, don't they?

  5. Are those peacock feathers on your shorts? Funky!!! ;-) Hard to believe your marathon is almost here....that went fast LOL

  6. Thanks! They really do... no figuring out route or worrying about water!

  7. Yes... peacock feathers! It's amazing how fast the time has gone!


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