I dragged myself out of bed this morning.  I was already groggy from my daughter crawling in our bed at 4:51am, and I was thinking my alarm was going off at 5:10.  Ah ha!  Then I remembered today I got to “sleep in” and the alarm was set for 5:30.  Slight snooze more.  I didn’t run yesterday due to the sore throat and today it didn’t feel much better at first, but I was up so I figured I needed to get my “hills” done.  The hills were slow, but I did them.  “Just keep trying” is my new motto for running hills.  As I was running I kept reviewing my schedule this week and frowning a bit when I realized I had no time once again to go to the gym.  ughhh.  I really need to get some strength training done.

But after my run I heard the good news…  Alan was taking a day off to recuperate from that very very hard training run he did yesterday (apparently those hills pretty much kicked his butt just a little too much), so if I busted a move and got to work earlier than normal, I could go to the gym at lunch time!  And that’s just what I did.  Zip!

I was pleasantly surprised to find the other location of my gym was pretty close (7 mins away) and was really nice.  Not to mention they had some really nice lighting in the locker room.  Kudos to that!

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I did feel like a bit of an outsider at the gym though because everyone seemed to be looking at me, like I was the new girl in town.  Or maybe it was because I was reading all of the instructions on the equipment since it was different than the stuff I usually use!  Hey, everyone does that one time, right?

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With only 4 more weeks to go until Boston, I am looking forward to this being my last week of pushing it hard.  I’m saying “screw you” to my cold and going to give it my all.  Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

  • Mon – 5 miles, hills  – done!
  • Tues – 10 miles, VO2 max w/ 4 x 1,200m @ 5K pace (intervals, 3/4 mile)
  • Weds – Rest!
  • Thurs – 8 miles with last 2 miles of strides (10 x 100m)
  • Fri – 20 miler!  Last one!  This actually sounds “short” now that I got that 22 miler done last week!
  • Sat – Rest!
  • Sun – 8 miles.  Might run a freebie 5K with the family this day too.
  • Total = 51 or 54

My plan for the 20 miler is to run it at 11am, which would be the starting time for my corral in Boston.   That will be the real challenge this week because my stomach will probably be crying out for lunch at 11:35am.  yikes!

I started seeing some funny stuff on Pinterest about April Fools pranks.  It’s almost time!  I love to play pranks on the kids, but they are getting wise.

Q: Runners – favorite fuel for long runs?  GU, other?

A: GU – salted caramel all the way!

Q: Any good ideas for April Fools pranks?

A: I love to make “fake” food (salty stuff that looks sweet, etc)… but I need more ideas!


4 thoughts on “Busting a move – 4 weeks to go!”
    1. I am going to have to try those Honey Stingers. I have heard a lot of good things about them. I’ve been told there are all sorts of things to eat (cannoli anyone?) and drink (beer!) along the Boston course. But I think I’ll stick with my GU for this year 🙂

  1. Favorite food for really longs runs (26+) is the double Cheeseburger from McDonalds. And its great to see the odd looks you get from people as you run down the trail while eating a burger!

    Other than that, its just GU.

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