It’s hard to believe that my marathon is only a month away! I’d like to say it’s flown by, but with the extended, abnormally snowy and cold winter it’s been quite painful. I missed a couple runs here and there, but I’m proud of myself for overall sticking to my training plan and logging a lot of miles in the blistering cold (or even worse, on the dreadmill). Next week is my last week of hard week of training before I begin tapering! I have a room booked for Danny and me at a cute bed and breakfast for race weekend, and I’m getting so excited! With this race being on a Saturday, I will have time for a post-race shower and nap, then can enjoy the rest of the weekend exploring the local farmer’s markets and quaint shops in PA Dutch country! 🙂
Oh, and I’ve been reading about the “coveted” road apple award, pretty funny but I’ll be totally o.k. with not getting one! Lol
I had 12 miles scheduled for today, but I’ve been fighting off a bad cold all week that’s been getting progressively worse. I hate missing runs, but I know my body will thank me next week for finally giving it a break! I am hoping to get back to 100%, with 2 or 3 days of rest, so I can finish off that last hard training week strong! Despite feeling under the weather, I’ve enjoyed my runs this week; especially my two outdoor runs in beautiful Spring weather (We’re getting teased with a day of Spring here and there now!). The nice weather and running outside has helped me feel more focused in my training, and I felt strong and energetic during my week 14 runs. 🙂
The Run Down:
- Run 5 miles outside
- Run 5 miles treadmill
- Run 5 miles treadmill
- Run 9.15 miles outside (the .15 is important! Lol)
- Rest (This sick gal finally surrendered….well, for a day or two!)
Week Miles- 24.15
Total 2014 Miles-332.25
The Take Aways from this weeks training:
- Sunshine and spending time outside makes me giddy! The vitamin D boosts my energy/ mood and makes me want to sing…..
- You will have days that remind you running is fun! You will also have days when you aren’t feeling it so much, those are the days that you need to remind yourself that running is fun! Not every run has to be an intense training run, when feeling burned out I like to make up running games. Fartlek runs are always fun, not to mention funny to say! One of my favorite running games is “Survival Orienteering”! I purposely run in a random direction, get lost, then day-dream that I am trying to find my way back to civilization. Silly? Probably! Haha But…..
- Take a day or two off training when under the weather to let your body recover. You’ll get back to 100% and end up having more quality training overall.
4. You can accomplish so much more with the support of others than you can accomplish on your own! My #1 fan is my boyfriend Danny! He understands, supports, respects, and even loves my passion and drive! Coincidentally my running has improved by leaps and bounds since we met (I literally PRed at every distance last year!). I totally love this guy!
How was your training last week? Who’s your biggest supporter?