Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's been going on?

Wow! How has a week already gone by since my last post? The end of the summer is certainly flying by. Zeke starts Kindergarten in less than two weeks and Finn will be starting preschool in three. My babies!!! *sigh*

Last week in training 8/13-8/19 (sorry, late in this update) - 

Tuesday - off
Wednesday - off
Thursday - 4.1 miles, 37:37, 9:16 m/m
Friday - 2.5 miles, 21:16, 8:28 m/m
Saturday - off
Sunday - off
Monday - 12.35 miles, 2:00:02, 9:43 m/m

Since I'm kind-of experimenting with this marathon training plan I decided to run Monday's long run on time rather than a set distance. So I just got dressed and ran. I didn't have any set course in mind. At first I had planned on running one hour in one direction and then turn around, but I somehow forgot and starting doing a loop and threw that plan out the window. I did some exploring of the city instead. My route went all over the place and I ended up running down the same road at least three times, but it was great. I even timed the return so well that I hit two hours literally 20 feet from my house. Not bad for not planning! The run was tough, but I concentrated on keeping my pace about 40-45 seconds slower than my marathon pace...or what I'm shooting for for a marathon pace. I did take a few walk breaks up the last few hills. 

HILLS!
MDI Marathon course profile

I'm not going to lie, I'm just freaking out a little at the thought of more than doubling that distance. I've done it before, so I know I can, but haven't run anything over 14 miles this whole year with Monday's run being the next longest run in 2013.

But the exciting news is that this long run made August my highest monthly mileage of 2013! Tomorrow's run will bring me over 50 miles! Not a lot by other's standards, but I'm making my comeback! 

I'm off to take two more truck loads of demolition crap to the dumpster a.k.a. strength training. Enjoy the rest of your week!

2 comments:

  1. I have the same thoughts about marathons too. I know I've done it before, but it seems so far! Somehow it always works out. Great training week.

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  2. Those hills look like a killer! If I ever run a marathon - It's definitely gonna be flat! LOL!

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