I had a short work week this week so I’m not as frazzled as I normally am–I’m pretty sure I need every week to be a three day work week (with the same pay!).
So, how’s marathon training going? Glad you asked!
Not quite sticking to the plan
At this part of my training plan I am supposed to be doing really long runs then shorter ones the next week as a recovery. Welp I didn’t keep that in mind when I scheduled my 18 mile tune up a couple of weeks ago. So now I’m a week ahead and trying to stay on track.
The hardest part about this marathon training is still, finding time to train. You guys don’t even know how excited I was when my husband went home early and allowed me to get 6 miles after work because I didn’t have to get the kids!! #winning! Unfortunately that is not an everyday occurrence and I have to somehow get my miles even if it’s a measly 3 miles during my lunch break.
But Nellie didn’t you know this was going to take a lot of time before you signed up?!
When I decided to run this marathon I didn’t see the time required as a problem. At my old job my hours were much more flexible and I got out of work earlier. I definitely didn’t think I’d actually make the leap of getting a new job and I didn’t expect my schedule to be so rigid. Add to that having to run home and do homework with the kids, it’s really been almost impossible to train the way I expected to. Maybe I should have found another job AFTER marathon training? I ask myself this everyday.
Alas, these are the cards I’m dealt. With 4 weeks left I am so ready for it to be over. This was a commitment that was beyond my comprehension but at the same time I’m happy I did it because of what it taught me about myself (for another post!).
Bronx 10 Miler
I would do a full recap on this race but it was really such a blur. I wore my Champion gear (more to come on that!) and it was great–that marathon bra seriously has NO chafing!!
I finished part three of four races to guarantee me into my bucket list race–the NYC Half and the fourth is next weekend in Staten Island!!
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SHE DID THAT!!! 10 miles of hills, hills and more hills!! I had a rough start but my body finally woke up at mile 4. 😆 feels nice to finally hit my normal pace, I finally feel like all that heat training was worth it. 😁 #bronx10mile #nyrr #runairbnb #tcsnycmarathon #5weekstogo
This weekend marks a pretty amazing milestone in training–the 20 mile run. Originally I planned to run 20 miles with 7 miles and a half marathon in between…but the weather is making me think twice. The last thing I want to do is 20 miles on the treadmill but desperate times…..
More posts to on my marathon journey:
What is the longest you have run on a treadmill? How was your fitness and health week??