Today was the end of week two and I have to say that despite this crazy week, I managed to do 80% of the week's workouts. My father-in-law ended up having some acute health problems and stayed with us for 4 days. So despite some of my best efforts, there were 2 days that got a little jumbled up. Saturday is my long run. It's kind of weird for me since it used to always be on Sundays, but I think I'm going to get used to it. My long run today consisted of 3 miles and I have to admit that it was way better than I had thought it would go after this long week. Right now I'm focusing on trying to get all of my miles under 14 minutes. I'm sure that sounds so slow to another runner and personally, I could seriously walk faster than I can run sometimes. I'm hoping that by the time the Marathon is here, I'm down to under 12:30 min/miles. I'm thinking that's actually a pretty good goal. After all, it's not about how fast I do it, it's about doing it & finishing! And I know I'm going to have to do the early start and have all kinds of fast people passing me. I'm okay with that. Maybe I should make it another goal to get to a certain mile before those Boston qualifiers zoom past me? After all it's a 2 hour head-start. Hey, it just occurred to me that maybe I'll make it to some of the cool snack tables before all of the good stuff is gone! That was always my problem at the other Half Marathons I did. I'm so slow that by the time I made it to like mile 7 or 8, all of the GU and other sugary snacks were gone and it was the standard Gatorade drinks throughout the run. I'm not complaining, but really, is there a shortage of GU or something? You have 13,000 or more runners and only order enough for the first 10,000? I always wondered this as I run over thousands of packages, but got handed the lovely Lemon Gatorade...YUCK!
The other day I was telling someone about this plan of mine to run a full Marathon. We were talking and I happened to mention that hopefully I would lose this 20 extra pounds that I've accrued during my training. She asks me, "don't you need all of that to help you train?" Seriously lady?? Look at me! I'm chubby. I don't need any of this to help me! As a matter of fact, I'm sure my knees would like to kiss me with every pound I actually do lose. People are weird, aren't they?
Well, 22 weeks to go. Tomorrow is rest day. And since it's been such a crazy busy week, I think I'll do just that...REST!