“I run because I want to. I run because through running I am discovering parts of myself that I didn’t know were there. I run because most days it feel so good to move my body with my own strength and will.” – John “The Penguin” Bingham, The Courage to Start
Week’s Summary: I’m very excited about the 10.5 mile run scheduled for Monday – uncharted distances are always so much fun!!!! The weather is looking good for it too; it should be a cool 55 degrees on the beach with slight winds. PERFECTO.
|Date||Type||Target Pace||Target Miles||Time Done||Miles Done||Notes|
|Mon 27||Long||Easy||10.5 mi||1:50:00||11.01||The first 4 miles were done run-walk-run, that is, until I experienced a tech failure that erased my running program on the Garmin (user error). I decided to run the rest of the route non-stop, which was amazing! I forgot how amazing it is to just zone out. Other than the tiniest bit of knee pain, I finished strong and even pushed effortlessly for extra half mile for a nice, rounded number.|
|Wed 29||Short||Easy||4 mi||40:00||4.3 mi||I carried a pair of jeans for 2.25 miles to the dry cleaners, got a few strange looks. LOL Rt knee hurt a lil at the end, tho went away during the cooldown walk. Maybe running non-stop is taking a toll?|
|Fri 1||Short||Easy||3 mi||40:04||4.42 mi||HUMID!!! Ran 1 mile fast.|
|Week’s Target Mileage:||18.5 miles|
|Week’s Completed Mileage:||19.73 miles|
|Month to Date:||83.42miles||For the sake of simplicity, Mar. 29-May 2 will be considered a month|
|Year to Date:||137.8 miles|
|Miles to 500:||362.2 miles|
Conclusion: Last week, I was actually doubting my abilities to actually be able to finish the marathon. This week, however, after Monday’s run, I was PUMPED! My confidence is building and I can actually see the finish line. Woohoo!