I can’t believe I’m already 4 weeks into my training! That means just over 6 weeks until race day! AHH!!
Here’s how my week shook out:
Scheduled – Strength. Actual – Rest
I counted my volunteering at the marathon my strength training. I mean, clapping and cheering for an hour straight takes a lot out of you! 😉
Scheduled – 3 miles. Actual – Rest
I was still ridiculously sore from Saturday’s race. Those hills were KILLER! I have got to incorporate more hills into my training. Also, today was the first day I thought “I could just quit this running thing and no one would care.” That’s a post for another day.
Scheduled – 35 minutes cross. Actual – 3 miles @ 12:34 pace
Today was the last day in my old shoes, and it was a pretty decent run, although I started off WAY too fast and crashed hard at the end. I have to learn to control that. I just get so excited that I have all this energy and want to be all LOOK AT HOW FAST I CAN RUN before dying a painful death.
Scheduled – 2 miles & strength. Actual – 35 minutes arc trainer and push/pull strength
TV shows make the boring arc trainer more fun/bearable. What’s nice about the arc is I set it for an interval program then just tune out. I like when machines do my thinking for me!
Scheduled – Rest. Actual – Rest.
I was already a day behind all week, and if I didn’t rest today, that would have put me at 5 days of activity in a row, which I’m not a huge fan of. So I slept in and didn’t regret a minute of it.
Scheduled – 50 minutes cross training. Actual – 2 miles @ 12:21 pace and leg strength
First run in my new shoes AND first run in a properly fitting running bra. Both worked quite well. Also went HAM on some leg lifts/presses/curls. These babies are gonna be able to crush metal soon!
Scheduled – 4 miles. Actual – 4.04 miles @ 12:28 pace
Took the long way to the boy’s soccer game to get the full 4 miles in. I was super excited to get my fastest training road pace yet, even at a longer distance than usual! Even though I felt like quitting halfway through, I stuck it out and rocked it!
This week is gonna be a little crazy. The boy only has school on Monday and Tuesday, then Tim is taking Thursday and Friday off and we’re headed north for a night! I’m so excited to be in a new place I’ve rearranged my training schedule so I can do my “long” run in a new place, alongside Lake Superior! Also, it feels weird to be excited to run on vacation. Who even am I?