This post is as much for me as for those of you who read my little blog. I'm stressing and obsessing over tomorrow's 14 mile run. I've never actually trained past race distance before (but I've covered this distance probably 10-15 times in the past). It shouldn't be a big deal but for some reason it is. As one of my friends has informed me, I stress about every run but I always get them done. I should try and remember that.
While Ryan is very motivating, it's still my mind I have to convince to just do this thing & then yes, I shall have beer.
1. Athleta keeps sending catelogs and I want it all. Seriously, how awesome is this running outfit? I've always wanted to try a vest and I'm a sucker for any shirt with thumbholes.
Also, I want the model's legs and ass but I'm too lazy to work that hard.
2. A guy was here yesterday replacing our electric meter. I remembered to reset all the clocks...except the one on my Keurig. Morning coffee fail. Luckily it heats up pretty quickly.
3. Training for a race at an odd time of year makes it really hard to have social runs with friends. Who wants to run 14 miles in 17 degree weather when everyone else is only running 5? No one. Not even me. I'm really struggling with how to get my long run in this weekend. Any suggestions?
It seems a bit odd to be starting a countdown for this race, but I really have no clue what training week this is. All I know is I'm supposed to run 13.1 miles as fast as I can in a little less than 4 weeks. This week's training was ok. I have a plan for the running pieces but the rest is lacking.
Monday 11/25 - REST (oops, not a great way to start the week). I actually did Monday's workout on Sunday, so I didn't exactly skip it.
Tuesday 11/26 - RUN 3 miles up "Treadmill Mountain". It hurt and was really slow.
Wednesday 11/27 - STRETCH Did a yoga workout for my hips.
Thursday 11/28 - Happy Thanksgiving! RUN I didn't participate in any organized runs so I just headed out for 5 miles on my own. Frankly, they sucked. It had snowed and I was slipping and trudging all over the place. Took 1:02:23 (12:28 pace) to cover those 5 miles.
I'd forgotten how hard it was to run in snow. Ugh
Friday 11/29 - RUN Met a friend for the week's long run a day early. 10 miles and they were fantastic. We chatted the entire time and even saw a bunch of deer along the river. It was one of the best runs in a long time and I didn't even really care about my pace. 10.16 in 1:49:24 (10:46 pace).
Saturday 11/30 - REST
Sunday 12/1 - REST
Still too many rest days but I needed them after running 15 miles in 2 days.
I run. I eat. Sometimes I'm a triathlete. I parent 16 year old twins. (That last part also means I drink a lot of really great beer.)
Join me as I strive to: Live life to the fullest, Laugh often, Run free, and just Breathe.