Life has a really funny way of trying to tell you to slow down.
Monday – Totally fine.
Tuesday – Start new/big project with students, joke that this time will not say I won’t get sick because I am keeping the originals.
Wednesday – Feel fine – think karma is taking a break.
Thursday – Sore throat and late afternoon fever. Am not happy. At all.
Friday – Have full blown cold by afternoon. Also have four hour planning meeting. Must go to school.
Saturday – Sore throat, hacking cough, and no voice. Perfect.
My poor husband. I’m surprised he hasn’t bought a face mask yet. Seriously.
Anywho, back to marathon training.
Here’s what was planned:
|2.11-2.17||Rest||4 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||15||Cross||30|
Here’s what happened:
Tuesday and Wednesday’s workouts were awesome! I ran immediately after school and I could tell there was a huge difference in my motivational level. After sitting in a car for 30 minutes, I struggle with wanting to do that 7 mile mid-week run. Thursday, I decided to give myself the day off (see: whiny monologue above), took the scheduled rest day on Friday, tried to make up a little mileage on Saturday and went full-beast status on Sunday.
I can now say that I’ve ran 15 miles in a row and I’m pretty proud of myself. *Pats self on back.* Definitely looking forward to tapering a bit this week (only 13 miles this weekend!).
Something that I’ve had a LOT of discussion about lately is mid-run fuel. Last week, I talked about how I use swedish fish and gatorade, but I’m curious as to what others use. Tell me in the comments!
It is week 3 that I’m teaming up with Jen from Marathon Mom for Marathon Mondays! Get excited, grab a button, and join the party!
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