Back at the library....still computerless....Had a panic attack about how many hours I could spend here desperately trying to catch up and comment and then decided, to adopt the "from this day forward approach". I read your blogs on my phone. I'm in the loop:) My husband will finally be home today and we can get this computer situation figured out...
News in random format in 18 minutes or less since I'm on the clock with the Chuckster and he is dying to give me the "tsk tsk" and catch me breaking one of his 47 rules. He's especially upset with me since I keyed his car on the way out of the library on Tuesday....
*this has been an incredibly emotional week for me....So much going on. Many tears. Don't need sympathy-I'm in a happy place:)
*My hubby will be home this afternoon!! We have seen each other only briefly in the last 3 weeks. Date night tonight in which I will actually get out of the fitness wear for 3 hours and take my hair out of a ponytail.
*Reese is running a 5K this weekend. She ran with me on Sunday and at the 5K, 24:13. This is a PR for her in a run and she was yapping away and not tired as one should be running 5K pace. I've always been VERY careful of stressing time or pace with her at this stage. She is in that innocent young stage where she just wants to race and doesn't feel the pressure yet! I want her to hold on to this for awhile.
*Just found out they will be hosting a track night every Thursday this summer in a town 20 minutes away. Races in the 3200, 1600, 800, 400 and relays-FREE. I've never even run a timed mile! I'm looking forward to giving this a shot. Forced speed!!
I haven't had an off day in 11 days. I planned it this way.
Tuesday: 22 miles at 8:05 average with 6X2 minutes at HMP in the middle. Panicked about my lack of a consecutive 20 considering the HM last weekend and 10K this weekend. Decided I needed this. I started this slow for me. Proved how well this approach works for me as I felt really good at mile 22. No rest day since the HM and still performing well. I can truly say, if I have "issues" in this marathon, I don't believe they will be due to my physical ability.
Wednesday: recovery 4
Thursday: 6 miles with 6X2 minutes at 10K
Friday: 2 miles easy
This is the BIGGEST cutback I've taken in a long time. 48 total miles. Certainly can't use the non-tapered excuse for this race.
I am in the heart of marathon training. Running a 10K goal race at this point is perhaps not the ideal time. That being said, I don't feel overly stressed about it. I'm more than confident about my ability to PR as I've only run one other 10K and my PR from that is OLD. This is one burden lifted. I also don't feel the stress of comparing pace and distance between the 10K and the marathon in my mind. Completely different races. I'm not sure I have a goal time in mind....I think I will just run this time. I would REALLY love to see something in the 42's but regardless I believe I will run 6.2 sub 7 miles which is a great tempo for marathon training in itself. I'm excited especially since I just checked the weather and looks like 44 mph gusts:)
So, my time allotment is up. I'm getting the evil eye! GOOD luck to all those racing this weekend! Some big ones:)
One more thing. I know many of you have seen this Top 25 Health and Fitness Mom Blog thing going around! A friendly fun competition! If you don't already read Amanda's blog, you need to check it out as in my opinion, she covers EVERYTHING in her blog that this competition represents. There are also a bunch of other great blogs out there and you can vote for more than one!!!!! Here's a quick link . Make your way over and click the thumbs up:)