Total miles this week: (5/22-5/29)
land: 28.5 (down 2 miles from the last 2 weeks at 30)
Plan next week: (5/30-6/5)
To begin the slow and appropriate process of increasing my weekly mileage. I am aiming for 31-34 miles this week. I'd also like to add a tad more cross training to my week.
This weekend (6/4) is my official start to marathon training!!
Long run-10 miles-9:52, 9:00, 9:21, 8:39, 8:56, 8:52, 9:049:08, 8:25, 8:09
I was late to meet up with the group, so I ran this alone, which was okay-I had just downloaded new music to my ipod.
Body Pump. Active recovery day.
Track- ~7 miles total
2 miles warm up
800- Felt like I could not catch my breath, only 300 completed.
400- 1:36 (Coach let me because my shut down in last 800 was not due to anything hurting)
1 mile cool down
All in all I am VERY happy with today's workout.
Pool running x70 minutes with Maria Sherwell. ~7 miles.
Easy 7 miles very early in the morning. I love getting my runs done before most of the world wakes up, it's so peaceful and mind clearing.
Save the Trees 5k. Garmin: 23:10. 4.5 miles total for the day.
1st race since returning back from being injured. I haven't raced raced, really since September of last year, so I had nerves on board.
The race was a 9am start, very hot and humid. Greg and I did a 1 mile warm up and sweat was dripping down our faces within the 1sr .25 mile of our very slow jog-not a good sign.
So nerves, plus heat, plus I started fast and finished slow, (Sorry Coach George) and mentally crumbled and walked for a few seconds = no PR, and rightfully so... but this was my 1st race in a very long time, so I'm not going to be hard on myself.
I am a little perturb they have my offical finish time as 23:27!! My Garmin says 23:10. I know times never match up, and are always a few seconds off, but 17 seconds, sorry no. When I turned the corner back to the finish the clock said 22:49, and I remember thinking to sprint because maybe I could still make it under 23 minutes-so I am sticking with my Garmin time. It seems more feasible 23:10, then 23:27. I didn't jog my way to the finish from the point on where I saw that clock!!
I'm not sure who to write to protest this for this race, but I plan too!
Recovery from a very late night in Atlantic City. I plan to make this the last time I drink so much, it just ruins my training, really. Plus I have about 7lbs left to lose, and drinking sugary drinks does not help this cause. I will continue to have the occasional wine glass or beer, but no more craziness. I too old, and I want to take the training seriously.