Week 1 of 16
Week 1 of Houston Marathon training was great! The 10 day forecast was not very promising with rain beginning Tuesday and lasting for the next 9 days. I took advantage of the beautiful Monday but started to reconsider marathon training when a mile into my first training run I literally almost ran into a turkey and I didn’t even have my mace—a big Run Jen Run no no! It was so nice I even went home and took G out for a quick run. I wasn’t expecting to go to Tuesday’s Run Club but it wasn’t raining so I couldn’t NOT go! It was fun but about 1/2 in the dark… BOOOO!
Torrential rain on Wednesday led to a rest day. There was a clearing on Thursday morning so I decided to try a long route with G, which turned into a bad idea, a very bad idea. So many things added up and sent her way over threshold about a mile away from home. Not fun. But we survived and I dropped her off at home and got in 2 miles alone.
Friday was an experience! More torrential rain and wind but I refuse to run on the treadmill so I headed out for 4 miles in Osterville. Running with a hat definetly helps and I wasn’t feeling all that bad except for the asshole cars that would speed by and splash buckets on my feet. Not a fan of soggy socks, thank you very much.
Saturday was long run day! Week 1 starts out at 8 miles. When I went to bed on Friday it had looked like the rain was going to continue until late afternoon but I got lucky! I headed out late morning and battled the 20-30mph winds. (The news reported up to 40mph winds!) I ran way faster than planned but I blame the wind. So hard to stay consistent and judge pace when swirling winds are pushing you in all directions.
I will be facing some possible scheduling conflicts next week but bring it on, Week 2!
· 3 weeks until the Cape Cod Half!
· 15 weeks until the Houston Marathon!
5 miles (38:04)
1.15 miles with G (12:02)
Marathon Sports Run Club! 3.2 miles with Chris (29:03)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Let’s Get Married Spin Playlist
10 push ups
0.96 miles with G (10:05)
2 miles (16:20)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Lose Control Spin Playlist
4 miles (31:20)
8 miles (1:00:40) <-- 7:35 pace – 7:37, 7:34, 7:39, 7:41, 7:38, 7:41, 7:26, 7:19
Taught spin class. The playlist: Gimme Three Steps Spin Playlist
10 push ups
G mileage disclaimer: None of the mileage reported with Georgie is straight, consistent running. We may run 1 mile in 9 or 10 minutes but in reality we probably covered a 2-3 mile distance with a mix of walking and running. I stop my watch every time we start walking.
This week’s mileage: 24 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
September Totals: 87 miles
October Totals: 15 miles
2015 Totals: 432 miles