Training Week 9: FroYo, Corn Maize and the Last 20-Miler

Well hello there! I hope you are doing something fun this Labor Day weekend!

My husband ended up getting Saturday, Sunday AND Labor Day off and we have been enjoying quality family time. It's been a wonderful break from harvest time!

Our Saturday family date included grocery gettin', finding a bigger carseat for W, a stop at Cherry Berry...

And a trip to the "Valley Corn Maize"!

We made our way through the maze, went on a tractor train ride and the kids played in a huge pit of corn kernels. It was a blast!

Early Sunday morning I ran my last 20-miler in training for the Wild Hog Marathon, making this a 51-mile week. It's been a great week and it is such a blessing to be healthy (no more colds here!) and together as a family!

We just watched the men's and women's Olympic Marathon races on my parents' DV-R (a bit after the fact) and I'm really looking forward to race day!

Check out the inaugural jackets for the full marathon finishers... Extra motivation to cross the finish :)

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What is your absolute favorite ice cream or froyo?


Wild Hog Marathon Training Week 9:

Monday, August 29

Strength: 6 x 1:00 planks, leg raises.

Tuesday, August 30

Easy-Effort: 7.04 mi, 01:05 @ 09:14 pace.

Wednesday, August 31

Speedwork with double stroller: 8.25 mi, 01:09 @ 08:18 pace.

Speedwork with the double stroller isn't ideal, and it near kills me every time, but it's better than skipping the workout altogether! I hope it makes me stronger for race day... 5 x 1 mile repeats @ 8:03, 7:52, 7:56, 8:05, 7:59 with 2:00 recovery jog in between.

Thursday, September 1

Strength: 6 x 1:00 planks.

Friday, September 2

Tempo: 9.21 mi, 1:13 2 x 4 miles @ 7:43, 7:54/mile with .5 mile recovery jog.

Tired and stiff muscles this morning. This run didn't feel the greatest but I made it!

Saturday, September 3

Easy-Effort: 6.11 mi, 00:51 @ 08:23 pace.

Sunday, September 4

Long Run: 20.42 mi, 2:54 @ 8:29/mile.

Thunderstorms were all over but nothing hit while I was running, praise the Lord! Just a light sprinkle occasionally and lightning and thunder in the distance.

Total Mileage: 51.03 miles

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


  1. Oh my goodness lady! If you can run 8 miles with a double stroller at any pace, you're a beast in my book...but averaging an 8 minute mile??? That's incredible! High Five to you girl! Good luck with your'll be a piece of cake after running with your kiddos in tow!

    1. Thank you! That double stroller running sure does double as resistance training :)

  2. Amy, those speedwork days with the double jogger will pay off on race day!!!! average 8 min mile pace while pushing 40+ pounds is resistance training at its finest!!! You are going to do awesome at your upcoming race!!
    so glad your husband had a few days off from work so you could spend time as a family together!!!!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I try to give myself pep talks during the tough stroller workouts - at least I don't have to push that during the marathon :)

  3. 3 day weekends are the best! Nice you got to spend it together as a family! Awesome training week for you- you are going to have a great race!

  4. Wow stroller running like that! Man that is awesome!! Sounds like a great family weekend too! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thank you, Tricia! The family weekend was a blast :)

  5. Congrats on that last 20 miler! That stroller training is going to pay off big time! I'm so glad your husband had 3 days off and you were able to have a nice holiday weekend together. Valley Corn Maize sounds like fun! Also, that's a really cool finisher's jacket. Thanks for linking, Amy!


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