Boston Marathon Training: Hansons, Week 18

Ohhhh I know I owe you guys a race recap, and I have lots to catch up on in your lives! Recap will be coming your way soon – promise! I’m crazy busy today and I wanted to publish my last training post from my taper! I didn’t write this as the week was going on so it will be short and sweet (for once!).

I will tell you this – my toe stopped really being a big deal last week. It still hurts but it did not affect my race and feels almost totally fine today. I will also tell you that based on the conditions, I am so happy with how Marathon Monday went down. But, that’s all you get for now!

Monday, 4/11:  6 Mile Easy Run + Core/MYRTLs

I went to the Saucon Trail for this. The weather was ugly and I felt horrible – dead legs, run down and exhausted. My throat hurt and I was afraid I was getting sick. So instead of going to pole, I skipped it. Went home, did core, cooked dinner. In bed before 9pm in hopes that I would wake up feeling better.

Tuesday, 4/12: 5 Mile Run + Pole + Core/Strength/MYRTLs

My throat still hurt and I was starting to think I really might be getting sick. I pretended it wasn’t happening and kept taking crazy amounts of vitamin C. I walked around school carrying a Clorox wipe and refused to touch anything without it. True story.

I didn’t know what to do without a track workout on the schedule! Crazy! I headed back to the Plainfield trail, did my easy 5 (which felt crazy hard anyway) and went to pole. Ran through my competition piece a few times and called it a day. Added in some core work at home, and was in bed before 9pm again.

Wednesday, 4/13: Pole+Core/Strength 

No running, but went to pole and did some core. I woke up feeling a LOT better, no more sore throat. My toe was also starting to feel better. 

Thursday, 4/14: Easy Run, 6 miles + Abs/MYRTLs

I felt so much better running. Sooooo much better. I headed to Lehigh Parkway and did a loop there, then home to do some abs and go to bed early.

Friday, 4/15: 6 Miles Easy + Core/MYRTLs

Took a sick day from work since I was sick of hearing the kids at school coughing and sneezing all over the place. Running felt better again. Went to my massage therapist and got everything ready for our trip the next day.

Saturday, 4/16: REST + Plank

Drove to Boston, did a plank and went to BED!

Sunday: 4/17:  Easy Run, 3 Miles + Plank

What is a 3 mile run? It was over before I realized it even started. It was along the Charles River and was glorious.

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Who raced this past weekend!?

♥ Total ♥ 26 miles ♥

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37 thoughts on “Boston Marathon Training: Hansons, Week 18

  1. Katie Pridgen April 20, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your recap!!!

  2. Bonnie April 20, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Count me among those eagerly awaiting the recap. 😀

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      It’s up! Took me all week to finish writing, whew!

  3. Amy Lauren April 20, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I tracked you on Monday and can’t wait to read your recap. I’m glad you’re happy with how the race went down and recovering well, too!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Amy! I finally posted it. Took me all week to get it finished!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Ha! No! But I loved typing that when I realized I did. Wish I did a .2 extra – next time for SURE!

  4. wanderwolf April 20, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Why why why is this all I get? The pre race week looks good though, sans the impending cold. A fellow running friend told me to take zinc in times like those. It helps!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      HA! I definitely think I fought off a cold. I took Emergen-C like it was my JOB. I think it worked!

      • wanderwolf April 29, 2016 / 8:21 am

        Woo hoo! Awesome recap, too. It was a great race!

  5. sarahdudek80 April 20, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    So excited to read about the race. And so happy to hear that damn toe laid off a bit!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Oh man, I am so glad it laid off too! I finally finished my recap!

  6. Katrina April 20, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I can’t wait to read your race recap! Glad to hear that your toe wasn’t a major issue and that it’s feeling better!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      I am SO glad it wasn’t an issue. I was worried. It was totally fine! Recap is up!

  7. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running April 20, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I can’t WAIT to read your recap. Following your progress throughout the day was SO fun and inspiring!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks Ali!! I posted it! Thank you so much for tracking me and thinking of me ❤

  8. candies & crunches April 20, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Well, that’s a tease! Can’t wait to hear everything about your race! PS. Great week 18! I didn’t race, but I went with my family on a 12.5 km hike, which was spectacular!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      I finally posted it!!! WHOA – 12.5 km hike sounds INCREDIBLE!

  9. Mom, Miles, and Mishaps April 20, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Congrats!!!
    I did the Star Wars 10k at WDW. Counting on doing a another in January with the 5k…😁

  10. irishrunnerchick April 20, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Congrats Allison! Looking forward to hearing about Boston but glad that your toe behaved itself.

  11. 50in50marathonquest April 21, 2016 / 12:14 am

    behind on mine too and i ran 2 days earlier…maybe by the end of the week – looking forward to reading all about your Boston experience though!!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      LOL! Now that I’ve posted it, I am in “get caught up” mode. Wooohoo! Can’t wait to read yours too.

  12. charissarunning April 21, 2016 / 8:01 am

    YAYAYAY! Can’t wait for the full story. I’m so glad it went well for you. What a beautiful river run too!

  13. Heather [is probably running] April 21, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Congratulations Allison! I am so happy to hear that your toe wasn’t a problem at all and that you had a great race. Can’t wait to hear all the details!

  14. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style April 21, 2016 / 9:32 am

    So happy to hear you had a great experience! Can’t wait for the recap!

  15. Kerry April 21, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Congrats on a great race!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  16. suzysuzyheather April 21, 2016 / 10:24 am

    The Charles! That would feel so weird to only run 3 miles. Ha ha! Hilarious about the Clorox wipe. That’s not a bad idea. I’m one of those people that don’t touch doorknobs and I use my elbow to push elevator buttons. Meanwhile I’ve got a cough right now. Awesome. Can’t wait to read every detail of the race! Woohoo! Lots of pics!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      It felt SO WEIRD running 3 miles. Like…it’s done? I just started! You know what I’m saying.

  17. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures April 21, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I made it out for a run along the Charles river too, and was so glad that I did. I felt like quite the loner because there were huge groups of people together doing their shakeout runs. I think I saw Bart leading one group! I didn’t get over to meet him at the expo though. I can’t wait to hear about your race!

    • allisonfiorini April 21, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Best place to run!!!! Yes, he does a shakeout run – I think Shalane was with him, too! I never make it to his shakeout since I don’t stay downtown. One of these days!!!

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