New Zealand Training Update Weeks 11-13

Hi Friends! I can't believe another 3 weeks have gone by and I am now in my final block of training. Here is what I've been up the past few weeks.


I am doing better about taking care of my body! I have taken rest days, done more core work, and made it to at least one yoga class a week.

I am so impressed with myself that I managed to get in all my scheduled runs and meet my total mileage during these weeks because the weather was terrible! We had a legit blizzard and several other serious storms so running outside has been very difficult, if not impossible.

That said, I am starting to burn out on the treadmill and am already done with the indoor track. So this week, which is an off week with no long run, I am cutting myself some slack and not worrying at all about mileage. I'll get to the gym or the pool and get in a couple runs, but I am not going to stress. I have the fitness. It is very safe to run outside right now and I don't want to get hurt!

I realized how important fueling is, and how well I have been fueling this cycle, when I totally skipped fuel on Sunday's 16 miler. I was dragging during those final 3 miles after the 10 mile race.

We are going to New Zealand so soon!! I am starting to worry about the temps during the race since they will be significantly higher than what I've been training in. It was 15 this morning and that felt tropical! I am afraid 80 is going to fry me.

What's up with you lately? Is the snow and cold messing with your plans?


  1. Hi Kiersten. I like your blog and I am kicking off my own 7 marathons on 7 continents charity challenge this month in Tokyo. Please visit my website and blog at What race are you doing in NZ? The Queenstown Marathon in November was amazing.

  2. Hi there Kiersten, I'm Lindsey! I have a question and would love to speak with you. Please email me when you have a chance, thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!



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