June Marathon Training Goals


 

 

June Goals

Ah, June.  June means the end of the school year for the kiddos, the official beginning of summer and for me, the start of marathon training. 

Wineglass marathon

When I bit the bullet, hit register and signed up for the Wineglass Marathon several months ago it still seemed like something that was more of an idea than a reality.  Now, as we enter the first week of June I’m only 18 weeks away from the October 4th FALL marathon.  

We really haven’t even started summer yet and the idea of Fall may seem far away BUT those of us who are familiar with training know that 18 weeks comes in a blink of an eye. 18 weeks. That is all I have to prepare myself for one of the biggest personal events of my life…other than my wedding and birth of my children, of course. 

So, what to expect? I don’t know. Right now I am currently in the middle of the ShiftFit Strong Program which still has 23 days to go.  I am feeling stronger and hope that it helps with my training. 

For now, I have to mesh the two schedules so my training will currently look like this week and probably the next few give or take some miles/workouts: 

Marathon Training Schedule

 

Looking ahead, I have also signed up for a few races as training runs including the 18.12 Challenge in Sackets Harbor, NY and Ragnar Relay Adirondacks which happens to be the weekend right BEFORE the marathon.  That’s less of a training run and more for fun but I’m using those miles to taper :)

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Anyway, back to the original point of the post; my goals for June. 

1. Finish ShiftFit Strong, strong. I really am feeling much stronger especially in my lower body due to some serious deadlifting and squats but I am hoping adding in LOTS of extra miles doesn’t cause me to burn out and put a damper on all that I’ve worked for the last 2 1/2 months. 

 

June Goals Strong GIf

 

2,Feel confident enough to post my ShiftFit before/after photos. I am not one to share too many pictures of myself especially ones in a bikini but if I am feeling confident enough, I might be willing to share my before and after photos.  Mostly because I put in a lot of hard work and I wanna show it off, darn it!  

 

confident

 

3.Keep up with all the marathon miles. For whatever reason when I was half marathon training this past winter, 15 miles on the treadmill seemed “like a breeze” and I remember thinking that if I could do that then I can most certainly run a marathon.  Now, I just ran 5 miles outside and it felt like I was riding a bike for the first time.  I HOPE and PRAY that by the end of the month 5 miles feels like “nothing” and long runs are “enjoyable”. 

 

 

 

June Goals Hopeful

 

4.Actually get back in the habit of early AM runs OUTSIDE.  At the end of last Fall I mourned the slow death of my sunrise runs.  It became too dark, snow fell too early and soon it was too dangerous to run on the desolate country roads. It was then that I turned to the treadmill and found a refuge I didn’t know I had, a safe little bubble free of stray dogs and inattentive motorists. After being “protected” all winter (and most of the frigid spring) by my all too convenient treadmill, I have sadly found it hard to step out the door.  I am sure once I get to experience the sunrise and get in the swing of things my fear will dissipate but I won’t lie, I might be a bit nervous!

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June Goals Scared 

My overall goal for the month is to not let fear guide me on paths unknown and as Jess from Hello to Fit so perfectly pointed out in her post yesterday, to learn by going. While I’m not sure what exactly I have yet to learn as I embark on this “journey”, I do know that I will be going…one foot in front of the other. 

What are your goals for June? 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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38 Comments

Debbie
Reply June 2, 2015

Today I had major plans to try running outside, but the weather is horrible.. I will probably wait until the evening and my boyfriend is home. It is less than 2 miles, but will be the first run after the surgery. :o
I cannot wait to see your progress pictures!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Ugh, the weather has been horrible here too :( Hope you get outside soon, that is so exciting!!!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply June 2, 2015

I would definitely say to get your big strength training in now! I like to taper off of it a bit as I ramp up to bigger mileage--it can just be hard on your body to do #allthethings
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Totally agree...did my tempo workout earlier and already wanna go to bed and it's only 6pm!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 2, 2015

You've got this!!!! You are going to be in such great shape going into it. Just cut yourself some slack when the miles start adding up. It took a lot more out of me than I thought it would :-)
My June goals are to manage the "busy" without feeling stressed and to ENJOY life.
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Aw thanks, I hope I do! I will just have to put the husband to work once my mileage increases ;) Your June goals are awesome, totally hear you on the being busy without feeling stressed thing.

Kimberly G
Reply June 2, 2015

I'm looking forward to reading your posts as you take this marathon journey. So exciting!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thanks, Kimberly! :) I'm excited too!

Marcia
Reply June 2, 2015

All the best with your training! I am right there with you with a 10/4 marathon. I"m been so obsessed with tri training though I haven't given much thought to marathon training. I just know I need to start it the same weekend as my tri....and continue with it all through our trip to Europe....yikes!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thank you! That will be so much fun to train in Europe, you'll get to see so much more running around :)

Lauren
Reply June 2, 2015

I'm running Chicago the weekend after Wineglass and even though I have big goals, I really am not looking forward to the beginning of training at this point along with AM long runs on the weekends. I love your training plan!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    I hear ya! It is a huge commitment but you've totally got this! You're a rockstar runner!

Barrie
Reply June 2, 2015

Best of luck! Your post actually reminded me to check my training schedule- and it starts now too! I am doing the Narragansett Marathon in October, and because last year I had IT band issues, I am focusing on adding more strength and PIYO this time, to see if that helps- I will love following right alongside of your training to see how it's going! Best of luck to you~
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thank you! That is so exciting that you'll start marathon training now too! We can follow each other and cheer each other along :)

Michelle
Reply June 2, 2015

You sound really focused on what you need to do! Does this mean I should start training for my marathon in September?! I'm also just trying to get back into the habit of my outside runs after the horrible winter. Building up my strength now and looking to up the mileage come July. Won't be my best marathon training plan, but I'm just looking to get be a part of the inaugural race in my hometown!
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    Reply June 2, 2015

    Haha, hmm well maybe sooner than later :) That is so awesome that it is your hometowns inaugural race!!!!

Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
Reply June 2, 2015

Ah I hope I get to run another Ragnar this year! My goals for June are to lose the marathon/May weight I put on ;) and to add more strength training into the mix!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Oh gosh, I have a feeling I will have the same goal come Fall. Going to try to curb my appetite but it is SO hard!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 2, 2015

great goals for June and yes 18 weeks will come and go so quickly! Can't believe you are training for a full marathon! I am sticking with half-crazy! :) This is my summer of speed so I am enjoying adding some new exercises to my routine and shaking things up a bit!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thanks! Yay for shaking things up a bit- you'll have a great summer :)

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply June 2, 2015

The treadmill is so funny. I hate it then I start using it in the winter and get so comfortable on it I don't want to go outside. But once you finally go outside you're like what the heck was I doing on the treadmill. Go outside, you wont regret it! ;)
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    You are so right, this morning's outside run felt great! Can't wait to do it again ;)

Ivanna
Reply June 2, 2015

Great Goals lady. I'm sure you will do great. My goals are to cut back on sugar, drop a few pounds of fat and gain more muscle. Also improve my 5k time.
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thank you! You have awesome goals too! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply June 2, 2015

Oh, you've totally got this training, Annmarie! Looks like a solid program. And you're too sweet for mentioning my post. Thank you!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thank you and you are so welcome!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 2, 2015

Weeee!! Marathon training! Prepare for the greatest love/hate relationship of your life haha. You're going to rock it - ain't no thang!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    Thanks, friend!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply June 2, 2015

Girl, you are going to rock this training. I have all the faith in the world! Let me know if you need any support...not that I'm an old pro or anything, but I could at least TRY to help :)

    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    I will totally be reaching out to you for support!!!! <3

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply June 2, 2015

I am trying to get back in the habit of early morning runs outside, but it's so hard. Once it becomes a routine, I know I will be fine. It's just getting there.

    aelicatese
    Reply June 2, 2015

    So true! It's all about habit, I think :)

Eva
Reply June 3, 2015

I am also hoping to get into an early run habit. I stopped running outside when the weather got cold and didn't get back out yet. Good luck to you!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 3, 2015

    It is tough but once we do it will be second nature again :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply June 3, 2015

Great goals. With the summer off. I am hoping for early morning runs too.

    aelicatese
    Reply June 3, 2015

    Thanks! Yay for summers off- you can run anytime! :)

Amy
Reply June 24, 2015

This looks like a great marathon training schedule! I've been looking for a good schedule to follow for a while now - this is perfect!

Thanks for sharing!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 25, 2015

    I enjoy the mix of strength training with running...it really helps, I think! :)

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