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Dopey Challenge -Week 9 Training

Good morning and happy Monday!  It's hard to believe another weekend of racing has come and gone and it's time for the weekly recap.  I'll recap the Rochester Half Marathon later this week, but safe to say, it's always a challenging race!

Week 9 of Dopey Challenge training is in the books and this week was tough.  Increased mileage with a race at the end of the week proved to be a challenge.  I'm glad I don't have any more half marathons on the calendar until Wine and Dine. (I can't wait!)

Monday -5.2 miles I had only planned on three miles, just like every other Monday this training cycle, but I couldn't help myself.  Remind me not to do this again.  I really pay for it on my long runs.

Tuesday -7.16 miles

Wednesday -10 miles For some reason, this ten miler was absolutely miserable.  I was just happy to get through it.  That's the thing about this training, it keeps you humble.  No matter how many times you run a distance, there are days where it doesn't feel easy. It teaches you to respect the distance.

Thursday -14.2 miles These long runs continue to get more challenging.  It's a huge mental challenge as well.  When you finish your 14 miler and then consider if you would be able to do a 12 miler on top of that, you're definitely in marathon training mode.

Friday -7.25 miles I took this one at a slower pace to just shake my legs out before the Rochester Half Marathon.

Saturday -REST DAY!

Sunday -Rochester Half Marathon

I can't believe we're more than halfway through September.  Dopey keeps getting closer and closer.  I'm still trying to decide if I'm more nervous or excited!

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  1. Awesome job with your mileage this week!! Soooo excited...Dopey will be here before we know it! :)

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