Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weekly Roundup 2.26-3.4

Week 10 of 16

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


I had another awesome week of training.  Monday started off with a quick workout in the gym before hurrying home to a nice 5 mile sunset run.  Totally worth running outside!

Tuesday I went to Run Club then on Wednesday I killed it in the gym.  Erin and Craig were both working out while Greg was around working.  I got peer pressured into using Box 2 plus a plate for my box jumps then suckered into putting the 45s on each end of the barbell for my hip thrusts!  135 pounds!  I did it!  I went home tired—so I grabbed G for 2 easy miles.

On Thursday we celebrated the start of “Birthday Month” in spin class!  I actually had to work on Friday but it was a slow day with a storm a brewing.  Cable and internet was down from heavy rain and strong winds.  I stayed after for my third gym session of the week which included my second attempt at the clean and jerk.  Scary.  I finished up with a treadmill run then drove home.  I just barely got out of the shower before my power went out.  It was a boring night in the dark but a good excuse to get to bed early.

My power was still out when I woke up.  Winds peaked at 93 mph in Falmouth and most of the Cape was without power.  My parents came over to help me bandage a broken portion of my fence and save some of my frozen foods—they have a generator.  My mom and I took a drive to the Commons to find an open coffee shop and Cape Cod Coffee saved the day!

The rain seemed to have stopped after lunch so around 1pm I headed out the door for my long run.  I planned on running Cotuit—which is a 10-mile route—and I told my parents I was shooting for 18 but I would be happy with finishing at least 10.  Wind gusts were still over 50 mph so I knew it was going to be a battle.

It actually started raining again and it continued on and off throughout my entire run.  My first stop was about 3 miles in at the Cotuit Town Dock.  The Cape Cod Times posted pictures the day before of it under water so I was curious to see its status just after high tide.  I made a second stop at a boat landing.  Here I ran into two young boys that asked me if I was practicing running and told me I was the fastest runner they have ever seen!  Thanks boys!

Next stop Oregon Beach.  I was just about 6 miles in and feeling great.  As I headed away from the beach I faced some strong headwinds that brought me to a standstill.  A truck pulled up besides me and I heard “Are you f*cking crazy?”  It was Kellen.  And this was before he found out I was running 18 miles.

About 7 miles in when I was a little over 3 miles away from home, I decided to loop back around committing myself to at least 14 miles.  Just then I was pelted by hail and I wondered if this was a sign that I should turn around and head straight home.  I continued on embracing the storm, relying on my inner badass and before I knew it I was back in the hood running my final miles.

For 18 miles, I felt great.  Don’t get me wrong—I didn’t feel like I could run another step once my watch hit 18 but I also wasn’t looking for excuses to back out at 12, 14 and 16 miles.  I may have questioned my sanity over and over again but I never doubted my ability to finish.  More confidence heading into the final weeks of training…

Upcoming events:

·      6 weeks until the Boston Marathon!

Monday 2.26.18
5 miles (40:04)
Greg’s Workout #10
Burdenko H2O
16,239 steps

Tuesday 2.27.18
Taught spin class
Marathon Sports Run Club! 4 miles with Steve (32:41)
16,573 steps

Wednesday 2.28.18
2.1 miles with G (18:55)
Greg’s Workout #11
11,347 steps

Thursday 3.1.18
Taught spin class
Power Water
13,737 steps

Friday 3.2.18
5 treadmill miles (38:27)
Greg’s Workout #12
14,304 steps

Saturday 3.3.18
18 miles (2:18:15)
31,543 steps

Sunday 3.4.18
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
15,044 steps

Week 1 of 16             Week 5 of 16             Week 9 of 16
Week 2 of 16             Week 6 of 16
Week 3 of 16             Week 7 of 16
Week 4 of 16             Week 8 of 16

This week’s mileage: 34 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
February Totals: 121 miles
March Totals: 23 miles
2018 Totals: 256 miles

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