As of today, we are under the 50 day mark! Eek! I’m feeling excited, not scared, that it’s getting closer and closer. While my legs probably aren’t ready for the full 26.2 yet, I’m feeling mostly mentally ready. (That’s half the battle!)
- Number of workouts this week: 5! - an interval run, a tempo run, a long run, two sessions on the stationary bike.
- Total number of miles run so far during training: 185.15 (27.25 this week!)
- Geronimo’s total number of miles this week: 2.5
- Temperature on the coldest run: 24 with flurries
- Days until the marathon: 49
I squeezed in my long run on Friday. (The best part of only running 3 days a week is the flexibility of scheduling.) It started off kind of rocky. I had intended to run 4 miles with Geronimo, but he was being obnoxiously skittish. I ended up dropping him off back at home after only 1 mile of running. (Thus, the reason his mileage is so low this week.) That threw a wrench in my plans. I called him a turkey (my go-to insult) grabbed my gu, and tried to take it in stride.
It ended up being no big deal. (Duh. Why do I let little things get me worked up?) And I had a great run! I spent the miles thinking about things great and small, trying to have good form, and wondering how nice it would feel to be inside where it’s warm. (Seriously seriously cold run. Yeah, so cold that it warrants using two seriouslys.)
Long Run Stats:
- 16 mile finish time: 2:48:16
- Average pace: 10:30 per mile
My splits weren’t as consistent as I like, but they ended up hitting my goal pace on the nosey. I’ll take it!
The rest of the afternoon was spent wondering where my day went. It was suddenly very late, and I had to feed myself. (Hate when the evening sneaks up on me like that!) It ended up being a day of running and a day of lazing. Can’t complain about that!
Next week’s long run is 12 miles. It doesn’t seem quite as long now that I’ve worked my way up to 16. If only the weather would be more cooperative!*