My Kind of Marathon Training

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Yesterday was quite the day. I ran 18 miles and then spent the rest of the afternoon drinking, which seems to happen quite often during my marathon training.

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It was pouring rain when I woke up, so I considered moving my long run to Sunday, but I really didn’t want to put it off. I knew running 18 miles (+ recovery time) would take up most of my day, so I just wanted to get it over with it.

Running 18 miles meant that I’d be out in the rain for about 3 hours, so I used MapMyRun.com to create two 9-mile loops around my town, so I could stop home to change my socks (to prevent blisters) and fill up my FuelBelt with water.

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It was raining pretty hard for the first few miles of my run, but it eventually cleared up and the sun came out.

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After Mile 9, I stopped at home, but I didn’t bother to change my socks. I said hi to Murphy, chugged down some water mixed with GU Brew, and headed out to finish my run.

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I finished my 18 miles in just under 3 hours, but this run was really tough for me. My hip didn’t boterh me, but I ended up walking a few times because I was so exhausted. I don’t remember it being so difficult the last time I ran 18 miles. Last weekend’s 16-miler was pretty rough too. Before my hip issues, my long runs were no problem for me. I wish I knew what was going on. Blah.

After my run, I stretched for awhile, rehydrated, and then took an ice bath. Ice baths are really amazing. I did one last weekend after my long run and experienced zero soreness the next day.

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Once I got my life together, I made an egg sandwich with cheddar cheese on a Sandwich Thin for lunch. I also ate a Larabar and drank an iced coffee with soy milk.

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A little while later, Mal and I drove up to Cambridge for a wine tasting with City Wine Tours. A few weeks ago, the co-founders of City Wine Tours invited us to take a tour for free. Thanks, guys!

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Mal and I did the Harvard Square tour, which ended up being more of a historical walking tour than a wine tasting. The majority of the two-hour tour focused on Harvard and its history.

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I enjoyed the tour, but I wanted to taste more wine! Isn’t that why you do wine tours?

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At the end of the tour, our “wine ambassador” suggested the South End tour if you’re more interested in the wine and less in the historical aspect. Maybe we’ll try that one next!

After the wine tour, I did my own little beer tasting of Harvard Square. I had a Post Road Pumpkin Ale (delish!) at The Grendel’s Den and a Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale (tasty, but hoppy) at Grafton Street.

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FYI: The beer selection at Grafton Street was excellent! There were lots of fun and exciting beers on tap. They definitely know how to do beer there!

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After our adventures in Harvard Square, Mal and I came home, ate dinner, and went to bed early. It was a happening night in the Haupert household!

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40 Comments

  1. Awesome job on the run! WOW

    Quick question, when you are out running in the rain, do you use your same training shoes or do you use an older pair? I would imagine you wouldn’t want a broken-down pair for such a long run, but the water would probably ruin a newer pair. How do you handle this? Thanks!

  2. You’ve had to jump up your weekly mileage a lot recently, so give yourself a break – 18 miles is always a long way! 🙂 Congrats on getting out in the rain and getting your run done – hope you’re getting a chance to relax today!

  3. After my long runs I was usally down for the count for the rest of the day, good for you for getting out there and being able to enjoy the day so much. It’s great that marathon training doesn’t have to ruin your social life!

  4. when I trained for my first (and only so far) half marathon a few years ago our training consisted of wine of friday night run saturday morning- definitely made things more exciting! haha

    p.s. I LOVE mapmyrun.com ”” life saver!

  5. enjoy those 18 miles! I was supposed to run 7 today (my furthest ever) but my knees have been hurting so much this week I’m having to push it off… not a happy camper! Haha and I would have preferred a wine tour with more wine too! Good think you made up for it with your own beer tour, sometimes you just have to make things happen yourself!

  6. I am really impressed you were able to leave again after seeing Murphy’s face! That may have been just enough of an excuse for me to call it a day. 😉

  7. I was invited for that Wine Tour too! I have yet to take them up on the offer though. I would definitely be more interested in the South End tour. Wanna meet up for that one? 🙂

  8. I ran 20 miles yesterday and forgot to stretch/ice/move after I finished. My legs feel like they are wound up so tight right now its unbelievable!!! Congrats on your 18 miles!!!
    Just over a month until NYC!!!!
    I hope I finish…
    Happy Sunday 🙂

  9. I never tried ice baths (that’s scary), but compression sleeves/socks really helped. I bought Zensah, and they really helped fight leg soreness and cramps after the long runs, and definitely after the marathon. You’re doing great! Congrats!

  10. Yeah! You went to all the places I went to when I visited Harvard area with my bff last fall. She was new to Boston and so we kind of didn’t know where to go, but it sounds like we went to the same places as the “locals.” 😉

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