Training Week 12: I Made It!

This post in a nutshell: I'm still alive!

The 26.2 miles went great (actually, my watch said 26.49...?), it was an enjoyable experience until the last 6.2 miles, and I'm thoroughly enjoying not running today — or for the next week.

I crossed the finish in 3:28:13 and was ecstatic to run sub-3:30. It was a confidence booster after my struggle at the Fargo Marathon and a reminder that, yes, the marathon can be a fun distance to run.

Stay tuned. My race recap will be coming up next week!

And because all runners love a good "race bling" picture. The piece in the middle spins. It's pretty cool!

Did you race this weekend?
What has been your favorite race medal to receive?
(There are some crazy ones out there!)

Wild Hog Marathon Training Week 12:

Monday, September 19


Tuesday, September 20

Easy-Effort with double stroller: 4.01 mi, 00:37 @ 09:17 pace.

Wednesday, September 21

Speedwork: (Treadmill) 2.01 mi, 00:17 @ 08:15 pace. Last taper run!!!

WU.5 miles,
1 mile @7:22,
CD .5 mile.

Thursday, September 22

No running. Just lots of walking with the kids.

Friday, September 23

The kids and I ran errands in a neighboring town and picked up my race bib to save on time in the morning. Nice expo!

Saturday, September 24

Grand Forks Marathon: 26.49 mi, 03:28 @ 07:51 pace.

This race went well, the rain held off, and kids were content watching all of the runners with the rest of the family 😁My legs were extremely fatigued for the last half of the race but the rest of me felt great. Not sure why my legs got tired that soon... Official time: 3:28:13

Sunday, September 25

Recovery day!!!! Besides stiff legs, I'm feeling really well. Those hills get me every time!

Total Mileage: 32.51 miles

Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.


  1. Congratulations, what an awesome and FAST time!! Love the picture of you "coming in hot"! :)

  2. Wow, what aaa great time and medal! Yea, you deserve a week (or two) of rest! Congrats!

    1. Thank you! This week has been pretty restful. Lots of stretching and rolling 😁

  3. Yeeee! You made it!!! That's awesome you went sub 3:30!( I'm sure the extra distance was just from weaving around your way through the course the first few miles? )
    I think you did amazing job! I know exactly how hard it is to train for athletic events and races with babies and toddlers at your feet! You made it sound and look so easy, lol!

    Looking forward to the recap!

    1. Yes you've totally been in my shoes, Melissa!!! It did feel easier to have the kids even 4 months older compared to Fargo Marathon - made all the difference 😊

  4. Yay!!! Congratulations that is so awesome! Sub 3:30 girly you are so dang speedy! I think I'd no more marathons if it only took me that long! lol Can't wait to read the recap!

  5. Congratulations on that sub 3:30. My first marathon clocked in at 26.7 miles on my watch! Those extra .x's feel so hard! I agree with Melissa. You accomplished this while mothering small kids and running those double stroller training runs -- no small feat! It's quite impressive. I look forward to your recap! Thanks for linking, Amy!

    1. Thank you, Holly 😁 That extra almost .25 of a mile did mess with my head a little!!!


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