Today’s Workout: 9 miles spent running through the trails with a good friend. I think we discussed running for all of 30 seconds. Then we talked about the work, internet, men, dogs, and kids in our life, the way a real run should be spent. It’s like free therapy!
Above is how my training week played out. The mileage is a bit high for someone running a marathon in 14 days hence my coming in hot title. Everyone seems to have an opinion on my training cycle lately but I have faith in my system and my short taper. It’s worked well for me in the past. I’ve done the 3 week taper thing before and all it does is make me feel antsy, bored, and bloated. Not the combo I enjoy.
Every “fast” workout this week was just about hitting home to my body marathon pace. I want to drill that pace into my legs & mind. Tuesday was one of those workouts run purposely slightly fast than MP so that race day will feel comfortable. I did this run alone around my neighborhood. I have a shaded 3 mile loop with no stop lights and there happen to be a construction crew at mile 2 that I had to run by them 3 times. Do you know how awkward that is?!? It was awkward but I sure as heck hit all my paces because they made their comments. If you are one of those women who claim to hate constructions dudes cat calling you then good for you. I don’t care who you are, if you tell me I look good then we are friends for-evah! 😉 Sooooo that workout went by nicely and my self esteem was loving life. lol.
Sunday morning I met a friend at the park whose easy run pace happens to be my marathon pace. I know, I am jealous too!! He is so fast! I got in a great marathon pace run and he chatted to me the whole time which kept the run relaxed and fun. It was over before I even realized we ran so quickly.
My favorite running related thing of the week though is this post-it. How cute! My 7 year old daughter and I like to write notes for each other and this one is a keeper for sure. I may have to tuck it in my bag for a Twin Cities motivator. I am waiting for the note that says I am a great cook. I may be waiting awhile on that one.
Anyone want to explain Pinterest to me? We talked about it on our run today and I decided all it was is a personal collage of things I’ll never cook, shoes I’ll never buy, and TV shows I’m obsessed with. What do you pin? I do like the idea of pinning books I would like to read. Do you keep it private or have followers? I just don’t get it yet but I see the possibility of liking it in the future.
What workouts have you done and loved lately? Tapering yet?
Have a great week everyone!