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Blended Family Friday: Team inSlane

I know it has been a while since I’ve done a write-up report on Andrew’s marathon training but I promise it’s still happening. In fact, we’re now exactly nine weeks away from the race but only six weeks of tough training left and then the taper.

He’s got a bit of an angry quad, the poor guy. It acts up, settles down, acts up again and then settles back down. I call it the “tightrope of pain” where on one side lies a grassy patch and then a bottomless pit of doom on the other. One misstep is all it takes to throw marathon training down the tubes. So, we balance. We backed it up a little, rested up a bit, then hammered it home with a couple of long runs.

After Halloween weekend was over, Andrew ran an 18 mile run on Tuesday November 3rd at around a 9 min/mile pace. Then 5 slow recover miles on the Wednesday, then another 5 miles on Thursday, then rested on Friday and Saturday. Come Sunday? He nailed, absolutely nailed a 20 mile run in 2:52 which works out to be about an 8:36 min/mile pace. He said he felt amazing, and couldn’t figure out where all his energy was coming from.

His quad acted up a bit on this week’s 4 mile run (on Tuesday) but he hoped it would settle down. He set out for a 14 mile run on Wednesday but had to cut it short at 10 miles. Hopefully he can get a 5 mile run in today and then a 16 mile run tomorrow. No set pace plan, just cover the distance.

Update: He got his 5 mile run in today. And because this post is super boring, I thought it needed a photo, so I just walked into the family room and snapped a pic of Andrew slothing on the couch. I might get spanks for this later, fingers crossed.


Do you like spanks?

What are you guys up to tonight? I don’t judge.



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  • steph November 14, 2015, 7:48 am

    yep…had to convince my newish boyfriend of this 😉

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 14, 2015, 8:09 am

      Nice. I remember having a hilaaaarious conversation with my sister Tracey about spanks. I was like, “Who spanks who? Am I supposed to spank him?” and she laughed and laughed at me. Well, at first she kept a straight face and just replied with a “Ohhhh… I’m not suuuuure!” Ha ha ha ha. I love life.

  • Meghan@Cleaneatsfastfeets.com November 15, 2015, 5:23 am

    Go Andrew, spanks (or spanx) and all. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 15, 2015, 9:11 am

      I spanked him anyway. 🙂

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run November 15, 2015, 1:32 pm

    Good job on the 20 miler, Andrew!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 15, 2015, 5:58 pm

      He says thanks!

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch November 16, 2015, 10:10 am

    Hahah spanks. You’re such a freaking weirdo.

  • Allison November 17, 2015, 5:49 am

    I hope that quad settles down for him! He is really doing so well with his training, and you are really working him (in a good way)! He is going to be so ready for this. On Fridays, I go to pole class and then mow down pizza like my life depends on it in front of the couch. It’s the one day I will eat as much as I want and act like a total slob!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 17, 2015, 8:25 am

      I remember that about your Friday nights. I haven’t had pizza in forever! I need to rectify that.

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