Is it really already Monday? The weekend goes by so quickly. I propose that the traditional workweek be changed to Saturday – Sunday and then Monday – Friday would be the “weekend.” Why hasn’t anyone thought of this? #genius
Anyway here’s how my running week wrapped up:
Monday – 2.5 miles AM
Tuesday – OFF
Wednesday – 8 miles AM
Thursday – 5.5 miles AM
Friday – 10 miles AM
Saturday – 5 miles during naptime
Sunday – 8 miles during naptime
39 miles – right where I like to be. The week started off pretty low on mileage, but I’m happy I was able to squeeze in a couple of 8s and a 10-miler. Especially since this happened:
I finally committed to a race and actually registered before the deadline. It’s a spring Miracle!
I’ve talked about the Geist Half Marathon before and I’ve been telling people I’m going to do it, but now it’s officially official. The race starts 5 minutes from my house and is one of those not too small, not too big races—my favorite kind of race. It’ll be just low-key enough.
Childcare has already been worked out. I’ll be taking the kiddo over to my fabulous mother-in-law’s house after dinner the Friday night before the race. He’ll stay the night there and I’ll actually get some sleep before the 7 AM race. Post-race I’ll book it back to my in-law’s and pick him up. Overall, I’ll be losing at most an hour in the evening and an hour and a half in the morning with him. Not bad. I’ll make up for the lost time with lots of hugs and kisses. Also, have I told you lately that my in-laws are amazing?
With less than 4 weeks to go at this point, I’m going to try to squeeze in a couple 12 milers and possibly a 13 the weekend before. I’m not going to taper hard for this because I haven’t trained hard. I will take it easy in the days leading up to the race.
Goals for this half:
- Sub 1:44
- PR (sub 1:48:30)
I believe that I am in shape for a sub 1:44. I think. I hope. I had been training for a full marathon and even after quitting, I’ve kept up speedwork once a week and hills as often as I can, so I have some speed. It’s just whether or not I have speed+endurance needed for a half that is the issue. I guess we’ll see. I’ll talk more about my racing strategy before the race, I still need to work it out in my head some more.
Good luck to everyone running the Boston Marathon today! #Bostonstrong!!! I’m sure no one who is running is reading this, because reading my blog probably isn’t anyone’s priority right before a marathon (why not? Haha), but I’ll put the positive vibes out into the running universe anyway. Can’t wait to watch it today!
P.S. My sister finished her 18th marathon on Saturday. The Cheese and I watched her finish and it was super inspiring! More on that later!
Who’s watching Boston today?
I am! I mean, I’ll be working, but you bettah (that’s my attempt at a Boston accent) believe I’ll have it playing in the background!)
Any races coming up? What are your goals?