It is week 4 of teaming up with Marathon Mom!
Wow. I can’t believe it’s been nine weeks since I began my training for the Illinois Marathon. That means that I am halfway done with training! I’m calling this week a success because I got all the miles in (maybe not the cross-training, but I’ll take what I can get).
Here’s what was supposed to happen:
|2.18-2.24||Rest||4 m run||7 m pace||4 m run||Rest||Rest||13.1||28.1|
Here’s what actually went down:
The past two weeks were tough in terms of training. My legs were sore and I wasn’t finding any enjoyment in running. But then, we had a magical snow day on Friday and I slept a looooooong time. For two days. So, for my long run on Saturday, I had two great night’s of sleep, a lot of calories and my favorite mid-run fuel. Saturday’s run was, for sure, redemptive. I haven’t felt that great on a run for a while. And there’s a few things I can do to get over this rut.
- I really need to break up with the treadmill. Like, yesterday. Treadmill only short runs from now on for “speed work”.
- I need to get some more sleep.
- I need to eat more calories.
- And, lastly, I need to take better care of myself. I had a cold for two weeks and it was awful.
Next week, I have a 17 mile run planned. Another mileage milestone in the works! We also have company coming next weekend, so maybe I’ll have a bunch of running buddies. That would be awesome.
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