Today I did my last double digit run before the marathon that is a week from Saturday. 10 miles in the early early morning. The stars were shining really bright and the temperature was perfect (my definition of perfect temperature is when you don’t even think about the temps while you are out because you aren’t hot or cold).
I promise she was excited for a sweaty hug even though it looks as though she is pushing me away.
I always reflect back on my training as I try to determine what my goals are for my next race.
The last few months have been pretty interesting…
March/April– Fun case of Ghiardia while in Thailand… eased back in my training. Please try to avoid getting this parasite, it hurt.
May/June/July– Ran a 1:24 1/2 marathon and then took 5 weeks off from running because of a quad tear then I ran a marathon on June 14th. Ran a 1/2 marathon the next weekend and then took 5ish weeks off to let me body recover, sleep in, enjoy summer.
August/September– Started training for the St. George Marathon. Built a base and forgot about speed work. 8 week marathon training cycle, why not;)
Long runs included—> 2 x 10 miles, 12 miles, 16 miles, 2 x18 miles, 21 miles, 22 miles.
Peak week mileage—> 51 miles.
So, my goal for St. George is to finish and have fun. Lots of friends will be running it and I want to run what I am trained for and not stress about it (go according to feel and not look at my watch).
Went for a grape theme today with a side of hair horns and fake eyelashes that are 6 times longer than my natural eyelashes.
Late last night I fueled with Maverick soft serve for my run this morning. It worked well.
After Brooke asking 58 times to ride horses this morning we went.
Does anyone have a farm for sell? I think Brooke really needs to live on one.
This lady is from the town that I lived my first 4 years of life in. 100 MARATHONS… So incredible. People amaze me.
How many races have you ran? Marathons? 1/2 Marathons?
When was the sickest that you have ever been?
-First 10 weeks of pregnancy and ghiardia.
What has your training been like over the last few months?