Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post sharing words of encouragement and your own stories. I love reading your comments and knowing that we share so many similar experiences!
Hello there! Long time, no see! My mom came into town for a couple of days last week to deal with some moving related things – she’s well on her way to being an official South Floridian. She’s pushed her moving date back a couple of days, but she’ll still be here before my birthday! 🙂
All is going really, really, really well on the running front. I’m definitely out of my slump from last week and all of my runs this week felt really good – except for the 800s – but I guess those aren’t supposed to feel good.
Janae (aka Hungry Runner Girl) shared that motivational Instagram the other day and I thought it was so accurate!
I filmed a weekly training vlog, which I plan to do every week until the Chicago Marathon, after my long run on Sunday:
The training portion was kind of short this week since the run went really smoothly, so I also added on a few running survey questions Megan (aka Meg Go Run) posted about a couple of weeks ago. If you’re into that sort of thing I hope you’ll give the video a view!
Here’s my weekly RUNdown:
Tuesday: 1 mile w/up, 6 x 800 w/400m recovery, 1 mile c/down
Wednesday: 45 minute stationary bike
Thursday: 6 mi tempo
Friday: 4 mi easy
Saturday: 6 miles easy
Sunday: 10 miles easy
Total: 32 miles
I ended up doing my 10-miler on the treadmill, which left me with quite a lot of time to entertain myself. I watched two interviews (this one and this one) with Scott Jurek where he talks about breaking the AT speed record for thu hiking. I love that man so much – he is such an inspiration and I’m so sad that this will be the last thing he does professionally. Nothing like going out with a bang though!
Fingers crossed that Scott writes a book about this experience because I’m not sure how many more times I can read “Eat & Run” … just kidding, I’m sure I can read it at least 100 more times. If you’re a runner and haven’t read Scott’s book yet, please give it a try. I cannot recommend it enough – it includes details about his training regime, vegan diet, winning all of the top ultra races and his personal relationships with other elite runners (and non-runners).
Other than running, work and seeing my mom more often than usual, not a whole lot is going on over here. I guess it’s pretty typical for running to consume your life when training for a marathon though!
On Friday night Adam, Tim and I went down to the University of Miami to see a wrestling show:
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll remember Tim as the guy who I ran my first half marathon with!
I guess he’s gotten a bit camera shy since then, haha. I hope to run another race with him in the future. Maybe I can get him to run the Fort Lauderdale half with me again this year! (Hey Tim, what do you think?!)
We didn’t do a whole lot on Saturday. Actually, I slept a lot on Saturday … like, way too much. I think Cecil was awake more hours than I was which is saying something since he’s in this position about 17 hours a day:
On Sunday I did manage to drag myself out of bed to get breakfast with Adam. We don’t go out for breakfast often but it’s definitely one of my favorite things to do!
Perfect fuel for my 10-miler!
And now, here I am blogging and prepping for the week ahead!
How was your weekend?
What type of races do you prefer: point to point, out and back or loop(s)?