Remember that 10 miler I was concerned about today? It was no big deal. This is no big deal. (to paraphrase Katy Perry!) Since my targeted marathon pace is 8:50, I figured my half pace should be 8:30. So I ran 5 miles around 9:30 and then I ran 2.5 at 8:30, and the last 2.5 at 8:15. It worked out well and I got it done. Thanks to Alan getting Sydney ready for the bus, I was able to wake up at 5:15 instead of pre 5am. That really made a difference. Of course I woke up several times last night being concerned about getting up on time. 12:30 – woke up and found the TV on and reminded Alan that he needs to go to bed (we are truly on different schedules during training!). Also woke up around 3:30, 4:40, 5am…
This is how I fuel up in about 2 minutes or less to run 10 miles on my treadmill! One bar for each 5 miles is my nutrition plan. I love how I can just eat these bars and run immediately.
I was pleasantly surprised to get a bit of motivation from Alan for today’s run!
After work we picked up a new truck for Alan. This is one sweet ride. We will be enjoying it for a long, long time 🙂
And later, my family got a good laugh at me doing my PT exercises. They think the monster walks are quite funny, and now that I see pictures of myself I have to agree! They do really give my muscles a good workout though, so I’m just going to have to endure the ridicule. And no, I haven’t put away my Christmas shirts yet.
Q: When was the last time you got a new vehicle? Do you want a new one now?
A: The truck we are replacing has 109,000 miles and is 9 years old. My SUV is a few years old but I still love it and don’t want anything different!