Happy Sunday! What a whirlwind past seven days! This past week I ran 34 miles, my highest mileage week this training cycle. I am feeling better, with just a few lingering symptoms we aren’t sure about. It blows my mind how close Christmas is, and I hate that because I have been so preoccupied with medial stuff I still don’t feel like I have been able to soak it all in. That is going to be my goal for this week!
Check out my workouts below:
Sunday: Woman’s half marathon
Tuesday: stationary bike (30 minutes) and upper body weights
Wednesday: 3 mile run, upper body weights and legs
Thursday: upper body weights and stationary bike (20 minutes)
Friday: rest (the gym was CLOSED and we have no idea why…still investigating.)
Saturday: 18 mile run
Whew! I can’t believe it’s less than a month until marathon weekend. I am so excited (and a little nervous!) After that I have ZOOMA Florida, Princess in February, and then, who knows! I actually have no plan after that. Which honestly, I am happy about. I had a full fall race schedule, and marathon training is wiping me out with everything else that has been going on. It’s kind of refreshing to have no plan after February. I think I will probably take some much needed time off (unless there is a race I don’t know about that I just HAVE to run!)
Ok, so yesterday Bobby and I ran 18 miles, our longest run since training for the 2011 marathon. Not going to lie, it hurt and was painful, but we did it! I’m sore and tired, but still in one piece. We have 21 on the schedule for next weekend, and then thankfully, that’s our last super long run until the race. I think some people’s bodies are just made more for running marathons, and mine is not one of them. Goofy is a goal I have had for a long time, but after that, I don’t know if I see another full in my future and I am totally ok with that.
I may be smiling, but every muscle in my legs was screaming at me, and SO glad to be done with 18! So proud we got through it though. Wearing my ZOOMA shirt, which I LOVE. So, so soft.
QOTD: What do you tell yourself to get through really tough workouts or runs?