Happy Monday! I hope your week is already off to a productive start. If you’re reading this before 10AM the most productive thing I’ve probably done so far is make a cup of coffee … so I hope you’re ahead of me!
I was productive last night and edited a video where I talk about my training (and make my favorite smoothie)! You can watch the video below OR you can just read on because I wrote about many of the same things in this post!
1. My mom officially has a place to live down here and will start moving in just a couple of weeks! After only two days of looking she found a really nice condo to rent for the next year. It’s not exactly her dream retirement home, but by finding a new rental for a year she gives herself ample time to find that dream place! I’M SO EXCITED to finally have her down here!
My mom doesn’t know it yet, but pretty soon she’s going to start training for a 5K!
2. My marathon training is most definitely in full swing. My legs are already feeling the effects of cumulative fatigue… I like it but I am exhausted! Thank goodness for today being a complete rest day.
If anyone out there is thinking about incorporating back-to-backs into your marathon training routine I cannot stress how important it is to take your easy runs SUPER easy. Last week a couple of my easy runs were done at 14:45 pace… no joke! I know that easy running is the one thing that allowed me to make it through speedwork and another round of back to backs!
3. Here’s my weekly rundown from last week:
Tuesday: 2 miles + 4 x 800
Wednesday: 5 miles easy
Thursday: 6 mile tempo
Friday: Active recovery (walking)
Saturday: 6 miles easy
Sunday: 10 miles easy
4. I’m makin’ videos! I filmed two videos this weekend and simultaneously editing them and working on this blog post.
When I went to film the first video this weekend I realized I don’t have a tripod that fits my DSLR or my new little Samsung camera, so I had to create a makeshift little holder. Those nail polish bottles are literally holding the camera up!
You do whatcha gotta do!
I am a little worried that you are going to think these two initial videos are boring because they are on topics I’ve blogged about fairly recently – but I am trying to seed my YouTube channel with the basic things I think about most/love the most, so the first few videos might be similar to my written blogs.
Eventually my videos and blog posts will be different but complimentary (I hope)!
Alrighty! I hope you have a great Monday and if you watch the video (even just 30 seconds of it) let me know what you think in the comments below or on YouTube! THANK YOU 🙂
If you’re in marathon training, how are you feeling – a bit tired or still super excited about every run?