Yep, that’s right. Today, there are 20 days left until I embark on my 3rd marathon and this will be no ordinary accomplishment. This accomplishment will be absolutely DOPEY. And that’s because I will have run a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon the three days before the full marathon. Am I crazy? Yep. Am I nervous? Hell yeah. No sane person would not be scared. 🙂
This last week’s “training” was more or less okay. I haven’t been following a plan, which was probably not the best idea, but with motivation being up and down lately, it was too much pressure to adhere to a plan. So I’ve been winging it.
Monday was a wash. I had a meeting after work and didn’t get to my usual run group in time so I settled for a 1 miler to keep the run streak alive.
I made Tuesday’s interval run though. Unfortunately, I started out too fast and couldn’t hold my pace towards the last interval so I called it at 4.73 miles. At least I got the miles in.
On Wednesday, I made it out to Fleet Feet San Diego again and managed to finish a 6 mile run. It was crazy cold for San Diego and my face felt super raw after the run, but the run was good.
Thursday and Fridays were pretty much wasted. I haven’t been able to motivate myself to run when I’m not with a group so I did a short 2 and 1 miler, respectively and called it.
Saturday was my last long run of this short marathon training season. I met up with Movin’ Shoes and ran a 14.5 mile with another girl who was training for a full the weekend after Dopey. She and I chatted almost the entire time so the pace was good, but as we wrapped up, my knees ached. Ack.
Sunday was interesting. November Project partnered up with Team Hoyt for their Inclusion Community Challenge event. At the event, we participated in events designed to show us what it’s like to compete as a challenged athlete. I had to crawl on my knees and elbows to move a little football around a course. I pushed a Team-Hoyt-Running chair down and up a hill. I was blindfolded and told to find a ball that I had thrown. All the challenges were difficult and the experience gave me a new found admiration for challenged athletes. They’re amazing. Since I didn’t think the event counted as a 1 mile run, I made to run another 1.5 miles later on the day and called it a week.
I finished last week with about 31 miles and this week kick starts tapering. Wheee.
So how are your holidays coming along? Are you getting some runs in?