I meant to put this post up last night, but well Beyonce announcing her pregnancy + a disappointing Hunger Games trailer + being completely weirded out by GaGa + wondering why Bieber was acting like a thug when he’s what, 15?
26.2 Training So Far
Week 4 of Marathon Training is officially over! I’m now 14 weeks away from the dreaded 26.2!
Last week’s target mileage: 29
Last week’s actual mileage: 30
The difference in mileage came in my long run. I did it Saturday rather than Sunday and instead of 11 miles, ran a half-marathon and got a PR!
A celebrity sighting (Fear the Beard!) at mile 5 didn’t hurt either.
Yesterday I had a 6m pace run on the schedule, but since I didn’t think to actually look at the schedule, I assumed it was a 5-mile pace run (and actually just now realized it wasn’t). . . so I ran the 5-miles at a 9:00/pace mile average.
I was feeling a little drained so rather than being chained to my pace via Garmin, I took note of my start time, and finish time… and wha-la. . . 45 minute run / 5ish miles = 9ish/minute/mile.
Not bad for a post-half marathon day!
What was bad?
Seeing this picture, after last night’s Jersey Shore. It’s starting to not be entertaining anymore, and just annoy me. (Ron and Sam, not the show. Someone please keep them away from each other.)
Overall, 4 weeks into Marathon Training, I’m feeling really, really good. Much better than I thought.
I’m not feeling any burn-out just yet, and I think it has a lot to do with breaking up the runs with cross-training, Pilates, rest days and shorter runs.
I’m also sticking to the training plan to a T… and I think it’s really helping. Really it’s because I think if I do that, I’ll actually survive the marathon, live to tell about it (and eat back the calories lost), and not be in severe pain during or after.
We’ll see how that goes.
Hope you all have a great Monday! (Anyone else already counting down to the long weekend this weekend?)