Time keeps tick..tick..ticking away!
I looked at the Calander and did a double take… Is it really April 9th? Wow! I guess I should get busy. I had a very productive training week and am feeling the effects of it as I write this. That is nothing new to many of us as this is where we try and get that last 3-4 week push to be in our best Race Ready Form.
With less than 2 months to go I am in a different spot than if I was training for a full Marathon. I do not need to go log the 18 -22 milers, but my mind is telling me go do it! When I was running this past week at mile 11 I said, hmmm Maybe I can do the FULL… by mile 12.5 I was saying, are you CRAZY!!! this is only half way. For those that dont know me, I finished the Chicago Marathon last Fall but have decided to run halfs and cross train more to allow for more family time. Dont get me wrong , my body likes it better too!
I focused on some Cycling this week and have yet to become a hood ornament. Mostly becasue I have stuck to stationary bikes or taken my new TREK bicycle to the Summit County Hike and Bike paths. I will also say my pace has gotten much better, but still worried I am doing a little bit too much too late. The hard work has left me sore all over and I am feeling the effects of the 4mm Heel to toe drop on my Saucony Triumphs in my feet for the first time as I train longer and harder.
So as we get closer – its time to suck it up – Less than 1 month till the warm up race that the #Dirtyrunners are invading. Many from the Cleveland Train 4 Autism Chapter are going to run here! @beanpole_223 @mojamala2 @beal88 @ClecraftbeerRun and @Trotts106 will all be running. If you dont follow them consider this a huge #FF in twitter speak.
Last weeks Training
Monday – 4.5 Miles Running at 8:39 Goal Race Pace
Tuesday – 10.8 Miles Biking
Wed – 3.5 Miles Running at 8:44 – Tempo 8:30 sammiched in there for 15 minutes
Thursday – 7 mile Bike and a 1 mile Run
Saturday – 13.1 Miles Run at 9:37 pace
Sunday 10 mile Bike Ride at 16 MPH
22+ miles Running and 27 Miles + Riding… Time to add back in some swimming!
BIG GOOD LUCK TO RYAN!!!! @clecraftbeerrun on his Journey to BOSTON NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!! Go get it Brotha!