When I look at my training plan for Glass City, it really feels like it’s over at this point! We are heading to Boston this weekend to cheer on my husband as he runs his 6th Boston Marathon. The weekend is looking awesome!
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As for my training plan, the “hay is in the barn” as they say. Nothing I do at this point is going to make me a better runner, and my goal is only to get to the start line *uninjured*. Toeing the line healthy is a major accomplishment in any training plan, so I’ll be very careful for the remaining days. Goodbye high heels!! I have been feeling a bit sore again on my left foot (Sesamoiditis, see previous injury due to overuse at cross country hill running). I don’t think the soreness is anything that would stop me at this point, but I have been icing it and being extra cautious with it.
This week also has a ton of things going on, so it’s stressing me out a bit. Soccer, HOA meeting, Track meets… Those events really don’t affect my running schedule, since I’m always running before everyone wakes up anyways, it just gets me all wound up mentally and makes me feel like I don’t have time to relax. I rely on my husband heavily to get the kids transported to activities, but I just get a feeling that I’m going to miss something that’s on the schedule when it gets packed. I need to leave work early to attend some events, and that always puts a crunch on me. So, another thing I’m doing this week is trying to relax and take it a day at a time! (and make sure I check my calendar several times a day so I know where I’m going!)
My mileage for last week was 49 miles. I had an OK 16 mile long run, which felt harder than it should have. But I redeemed myself with a 9 mile run on Sunday with a friend and we kept a very good pace despite talking the whole time. Well, she actually did all of the talking, so I guess that’s why my run felt so good. Haha!!
But, back to the workouts for this week. On my schedule I’ve got:
- Monday – Relax!!!
Rest day, and super light workout at the gym. Oh wait… it was so nice outside [snow has melted!] when I got off work, and my family wasn’t home, so I ran 3.1 miles around my neighborhood. Soooooo enjoyable!
- Tuesday – 7 mile GA run, with 8 x 100m strides, and easy gym workout
- Wednesday – 8 miles VO2 max w/3 x 1600m @ 5K pace intervals
- Thursday – Rest!!
- Friday – Long (?) run, 12 miles
- Saturday – Rest, walking around Boston
- Sunday – 8 miles easy, w/ 6 x 100m strides **
- Total = 38.1 miles
** I’m going to run downtown in Boston. I hope to actually run outside around the town, so I’m really looking forward to that! However, I reserve the right to just stay in at the hotel treadmill if I can’t figure out where to run or get scared that I might get mugged in the “big city”. Just saying.
Monday, April 18th – Patriots Day! Boston Marathon Monday!! Super Race Day!!!! 6 miles for me. * I hope to run this with my kids around the town. I think it would be super interesting to see what the city is doing to prepare for the runners to cross that finish line.
Q: Are you having a relaxing week?
Q: Do you know anyone who is running the Boston marathon? (no fair to say my husband!!)
We are meeting up with several friends in Boston. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!