Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Roundup 1.8-1.14

Week 3 of 16

“I’m on the right track baby, I was born to be brave.”

I am three weeks into training and I feel FANTASTIC.  Easy runs are getting a lot faster—and I‘m sure I can thank weight training for part of that.  I have put absolutely no pressure on myself this training cycle and it has made a huge difference both mentally and physically.  I am running super relaxed and feel very comfortable and very STRONG.

The week started out with a treadmill run and lift sess on Monday.  I wasn’t feeling it on Tuesday so I opted out of Run Club and decided to cuddle up on the couch with a book instead. 

Side note: I just finished Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack and moved on to Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

The sun is beginning to set later and later and I was actually able to get outside for 5 miles after work on Wednesday without feeling rushed.  I threw in a mile of Fartlek running and ended my run to another incredible sunset.  We had what felt like a heat wave on Thursday so I got G back out for a short run in the morning before work.

Mother Nature threatened to mess up my weekend run plans yet again.  My boss told me we have to take advantage of every good run opportunity from now until April so with that in mind, I ran long on Friday.  The weather was warm, humid and unbelievably windy.  I was in Falmouth for an appointment and kept refreshing the hour-by-hour forecast all morning before finally just heading to the bike path and getting it done before the storm.  Plus—I was dying to see the frozen ocean.

I posted to my Instagram page that “There’s just something about that first 14 miler…”  14 miles is a milestone that makes marathon training seem real to me.  Once you get past that first 14 miler, it opens the door to 16.  If you can run 16, 18 is within reach.  Then there is 20 and if you can run 20, you can run 26.2 miles.  At some point during the 16-weeks, my mindset goes from “I have to run 14 miles” to “I ONLY have to run 14 miles.”  It becomes a treat.  The first 14 is also a good benchmark and a reminder to trust the process and stay patient because let’s face it—it’s only going up from here…

Other highlights:

·      I got a new Mantra Band!  Fearless: To be fearless is to do what scares you, to take a chance, to make a change.  To love again.  And to get back up after you fall.  To be fearless is to know your fears, but never let them stop you.

Upcoming events:

·      13 weeks until the Boston Marathon!

Monday 1.8.18
3 treadmill miles (22:38)
Greg’s Workout #6
30’ spinning with Leslie
Burdenko H2O
12,841 steps

Tuesday 1.9.18
Taught spin class
8,848 steps

Wednesday 1.10.18
5 miles with 1 mile Fartlek (36:09) <--6:52
30’ spinning with Leslie
13,611 steps

Thursday 1.11.18
1.46 miles with G (13:44)
Power Water
13,338 steps

Friday 1.12.18
14 miles (1:42:43)
24,787 steps

Saturday 1.13.18
1.49 miles with G (14:34)
3 miles (23:18)
Greg’s Workout #6
12,532 steps

Sunday 1.14.18
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
14,101 steps


This week’s mileage: 28 miles
This week’s G mileage: 3 miles
January Totals: 54 miles

2018 Totals: 54 miles

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