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Monday, March 26, 2012

80 Miles!! and LAST 22 :)

This will be quick as I am trying to spend the day with my girls!

finished off this peak week with 80 miles! woohoo!!
 and 4 workouts:
Monday-16 progressive (last mile 6:35)
Wednesday- 10 x 800s
Friday - 20 x 200's
Sunday - 22 on Hilly course!

I feel amazing and super stoked for whats to come. Everything still feels so surreal! I have one more week before I start my 2wk taper. I feel strong, confident and ready to rock Boston.

I am no longer afraid of this course and after running a very hill course yesterday with  1000 ft of elevation gain and loss, I feel even more confident. Boston has more downhill than it does uphill:)
I have a great sense of peace within me about this marathon...I can't quite explain it but it feels really good. I just know it's going to be one of the BEST experiences of my LIFE!

Amanda and I rocked this run yesterday. Keep in mind, we are not trying to run it fast..We do our long runs at easy pace..we kept even effort on the uphills and let the downhills take us where they would:)
We kept reminding each other of our mantras, as if we were practicing for the big day:)

Amanda likes 'Find your strong' 
and I like 'I run this body'!

I think I got that from Mile Posts and it just stuck with me. That is something I can see myself yelling at myself those last 6 miles...." I RUN THIS BODY!!!" ...I don't care if you're tired and want to quit! IIIII run this body!  I tell you to run FAST and you run FAST! I tell you to keep going, you KEEP going! Mantras are SOOO Important! I hope you have yours ready to go Boston Girls!! (?)

Our overall pace was 8:00min flat! we felt SUPER about this!
our last 7 miles were all between 7:30 and 7:44 except one 7:59 and our last mile was 7:13:) we were just trying to hit close to marathon pace or a bit faster. I was amazed that these 7:30-7:44 paces didn't feel like that...this gives me confidence that I will be able to hit that 7:20-7:25 pace for Boston!

We felt so good about this run!, as you can see...... yes we are DORKS!
Amanda in her Ice bath....wait til you see the video of this ! freaking HILARIOUS! I just need to figure out how to upload it to Youtube!

I am looking forward to meeting some of you in Boston!
see you SOOOOOOON!!!


  1. Congrats on a great week! I can't believe you ran 80 miles!! YOU GO GIRL! That's a freakin' lot :) Can't wait to see you in Boston!! xo

  2. Ok-better comment later as I'm working but I LOVE that mantra. I RUN this body!!!! YES!!! Super week and great long run girls!!!!!

  3. I am so freaking excited for both of you and so freaking jealous that I won't be there this year. :-(

    80 miles in one week is absolutely incredible!!!!! I don't even know if I could run 60 miles in a week.

  4. I don't think I have ever seen two brighter smiles! It does my heart good :)

    Your mileage is FANTASTIC Nicole. Great peak and perfect for 3 weeks out. Your LR feeling so easy is a great indicator. Of course you will Kick Boston's Butt!!!

  5. You guys are so inspiring! Finding myself frustrated dealing with injuries but find hope in your posts that I can and will power through and run strong again!

  6. Awesome mantra! Love it!
    Great job for both of you. Awesome 22 miler on tired legs.
    Looking forward to the vide:)

  7. We really do work well together. :) I like this. What a great run. Wahoo!

  8. How wonderful that you've found such a great running partner-in-crime :)

    You are totally going to hold that 7:20 pace at Boston, I am confident in you!!

  9. whooee for 80 miles! what a great week for you, keep riding this high girl because it is a net downhill course and makes the first half fly by. loved the video, you two are silly!

  10. 80 miles???!!!! So ridiculously impressive! You are ready for BOSTON!!!

  11. You did get it from me - It's my trademarked tagline :) it's from this post - http://www.mile-posts.com/2012/02/28/i-am-in-pain-the-marathon/ - glad you like it!! Saw you used it on your Saucony entry :)See you in Boston!

    1. well I love it and it has stuck! I hope you don't mind I will be screaming it in my head the last few miles next week:)I RUN THIS BODY!!!! it's so true! thanks for contiunally inpsiring me Dorothy! I love you b/c of your strength and i dont' even know you yet! xx


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