Friday – 6 miles hill repeats
Saturday – 19 miles running, 2 miles walking
Say What? Strides
It’s now T-4 weeks until Bean Town. And honestly, I was (am?) feeling woefully unprepared.
In an ideal training world, I would have at least four 18-20 milers under my belt by this point in time.
On Saturday, what did I have? Oh yeah, that’d be a nice, round…err…ZERO
I set out for my long run this weekend hell bent on finally getting in an 18+ mile run. I haven’t hit any of them and thanks to mother nature, illness and poor planning, each of my 13+ mile runs have sucked.
And the 15-17 mile runs I’ve had have ended with my legs acting like Vanilla does when we go out to dinner:
SUPER encouraging. SUPER.
This weekend’s goal was 20-22. I only got 19 in because my IT band was pissed off and led to general misery. Minus the pain – I felt great. Wait, what?!?!
Honestly, minus the pain I felt I could have easily gone another 3-4 miles.
Huzzah? Who’s legs are these?
I’ve got one week left to get another longer run in and I’m waiting to see how my IT band is to decide what to do. Honestly, my whole goal for Boston has been to go healthy. I don’t want to come this far to blow up now. The name of the game this training schedule has been improvisational training, so why quit now?
Where’s your fatigue wall these days?
Lately it’s been around the 11 mile mark and I just have to push through. For some reason 5-6 has been ugly too.
What races is next on your list? Tell me about your training and goals! I need some final motivation!