I’m writing this post at 9:28pm on Thursday night. I honestly should be in bed right now. I’m directing a photoshoot tomorrow morning for work and I need to get up by 5am to get ready to meet up with my art director and photographer at 6:30am in Miami. YIKES! That’s so early for me!
The shoot is on a section of Miami Beach so it’ll be a fun morning. I just hope it doesn’t rain out and isn’t too cloudy. Right now the weather is calling for a partially cloudy morning… the same weather I had on my last run.
The humidity was through the roof since it’s been raining on and off. Summer is definitely here! Why I wore all black everything is beyond me! At least the sun wasn’t beating down on me.
I am pretty proud of this week’s training so far. This has been my first week of consistent training in a while and it feels good to be getting back into the rhythm of running frequently.
Last year during marathon training I peaked at about 42 miles per week and I only ran that volume one time I think. Otherwise I mostly ran about 35 miles per week. This year I already know that I’ll run higher mileage in Chicago training. My new coach and I have already discussed that a little bit and I’m looking forward to giving it a try.
Up until now I’ve had the most success when running 32 to 35 miles per week, but I’m all for stepping outside of my comfort zone this summer if it means seeing a nice payoff in the fall.
As someone who loves running I’m not intimidated by the mileage, but as a slower runner I am intimidated by how much time I’ll need to dedicate to running. I often find myself feeling guilty about the (small) amount of time I spend with Adam on weeknights because I run after work. I may give morning running another try … that intimidates me too though. I’m just not a morning person at all!
For now I’m still an evening runner, and when I get home from my run I like to have something easy to prep for dinner. Last night I didn’t have any leftovers so I popped this in the microwave:
It was really good! For all my fellow celiacs (Ali, haha) I would definitely recommend this. The pasta consistency wasn’t gummy at all and the spinach was delicious. I can’t remember the exact price but I do remember it was really expensive so it’s more of a treat but a tasty one. I guess that’s what most microwave meals are!
Okay, it’s now 9:50pm and I definitely need to get to bed. By the time you read this I will probably have hit snooze several times and almost made myself late to the photoshoot ;).
Have a great Friday!
What type of weekly mileage do you like to peak at for marathon training?