Sunday, June 29, 2014

Marathon Training Week Three

Ugh, this week at work was one of the worst. It's times like this that I really appreciate running. Even though there were days where I had to remind myself just to get out there, as usual, once I was out there, I felt better. Toward the end of the week I was tired due to work, so I just let myself go slow. During my Tuesday run I had pushed myself to do some sprints, my own little bit of speed work, but Wednesday and Friday I just ran not paying much attention to my pace.

Saturday, Mr. H. and I were up bright and early and biked down to the lake. With a race starting at Montrose pretty much every weekend, it's just too frustrating to drive. Even though traffic is fine on our way down, and there's pretty much always parking at 5:30 a.m., on the way home it sucks getting out of there. So bikes are much easier. The one down side of biking at 5:30 a.m. is that apparently red lights are optional for cars. I almost got nailed going through an intersection where I had the light and a car made absolutely no effort to stop or slow down. I'm hoping that he was just caffeine deprived and didn't realize he was running a red light. And I'm very thankful that I was fully aware of what was going on because I could have easily been hit.

It was our first cut back week, so we had only 5 miles. It's the shortest long run of them all. Next week it goes up to 9. Training seems to be going fast this time, but then I look at the schedule and there is a lot left to go.

On the fundraising front, I haven't raised anymore money this last couple of weeks. I'm half way there, so doing good, but I'd love to get this money raised so I can concentrate on training (and of course continuing with my 80s Movies challenge).

Stats for the week:
  • Miles run: 15
  • Miles left to go: 415.2
  • Raised so far: $494.20
  • Left to go: $505.80

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