Monday, March 25, 2019

Weekly Roundup 3.18-3.24



Week 13 of 16

Hello 33!  Monday was my birthday and it was a great day.  I came in to work to presents and cards from my coworkers.  Eric brought me coffee from Marylou’s.  My pool class sang to me.  The sun was shining and I even got to leave for the day at 3pm.


I took advantage of the shorter day by heading to Cotuit after work for a 5 miler by the beach.  It was perfect!  After my parents brought me sushi for dinner.  I opened presents.  We went for a walk with G then had leftover birthday cake from our Sunday dinner the day before.


The celebrations continued on Tuesday morning with my spin birthday party.  I had a full class and everyone brought the energy!  So fun!  I even stayed on the bike and pedaled the whole class—first time since my injury.  That afternoon I began a new program in the gym by Craig as a lead up to the marathon and then later that night I made an appearance at Run Club and actually ran with the group!  Woo woo!  It was pretty chilly but the best part was that it stayed light our entire run.  Thank you daylight savings.

Since I’m still not 100% I didn’t want to push it and run again on Wednesday so I decided to take G out instead.  Good, short recovery day followed by a full day off from running on Thursday.

I had to work Friday morning but I went home for an easy 4 miler.  It was cool and damp and I have zero interest in running but I got the job done.  Yuck.

Saturday was a funny day.  We woke up to snow on the ground on Cape Cod.  By the afternoon, the temperatures were supposed to be in the 40s but the wind speed 20-30 mph with gusts over 40 mph.  I waited all morning until 1:00—supposedly the warmest hours of the day.  I ran from my parent’s house in Falmouth and actually planned my run so that the wind would be at my back along the water.  I usually run the reverse route thinking I’ll be fine but then totally regret it.

For most runners training for Boston, this was the infamous “last long run” before the race.  It’s normal to run 20-22 miles before a 3 week taper.  For me, I had 16 planned.  I ran 16 miles once—just over a week before my injury.  I still get nervous before every long run over 2 hours and even more so for this one being so close to race day with a stubborn hip and a few weeks of missed training.



Other than feeling completely exhausted and beat up from battling the wind, I was happy with my efforts.  I was happy I waited to run when I did and I was happy to get in 16 miles and I was even happier about my pace in those conditions.  I finally feel like I’m marathon training again.  Instead of beginning my taper, I plan to get in one more solid week of training with one more long run.

Upcoming events:

·      3 weeks until the Boston Marathon!

Monday 3.18.19
Happy Birthday to me!
5 miles (38:32)
18’ walk with the fam
Burdenko H2O

Tuesday 3.19.19
Run Club! 3.45 miles (29:10)
Taught spin class
Lift

Wednesday 3.20.19
1.56 miles with G (13:49)

Thursday 3.21.19
Taught spin class
Power Water

Friday 3.22.19
4 miles (31:04)

Saturday 3.23.19
16 miles (2:01:38)

Sunday 3.24.19
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O


ICYMI
Week 1 of 16             Week 5 of 16             Week 9 of 16
Week 2 of 16             Week 6 of 16             Week 10 of 16
Week 3 of 16             Week 7 of 16             Week 11 of 16
Week 4 of 16             Week 8 of 16             Week 12 of 16

This week’s mileage: 30 miles
This week’s G mileage: 1.5 miles
March Totals: 84 miles
2019 Totals: 244 miles

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