Week #12: I Know I Can
This week, I completed another good week of training. This marathon training cycle, unlike my previous two marathons, has been smack dab in the middle of the summer heat. And, it’s been hotter than previous summers, fo to the sho. So, some runs are good, and some runs… not so much.
And…I’m my worst critic! I go into a run with a goal in mind… and sometimes it doesn’t happen, right? So, after some workouts, even if it didn’t turn out the way I wanted, my instinct is always to focus on the negative. It’s ironic because we encourage one of my kids who tends to be a Negative Norman/Nancy to be a Positive Paul/Polly. But this training cycle, I’m trying to focus on the positive: I finished the run. I hit my pace for a mile. I didn’t die. 🙂
But, when I look back at my runs this week, I feel pretty good at how my training is going.
This week, I finished almost 47 miles in running, and did 27 miles of biking. Most days, I try to do some strength training. My friend Lesley and I post strength workouts to our group running group page for the whole group to do. I also tried to do some yoga even though I couldn’t get to the studio.
Trying to do a handstand.
Just got this shirt from Running Warehouse. 🙂 LOVE.
This week’s workouts:
- Monday: Easy 8 miles
- Tuesday: 4 1 Mile intervals, all sub-8 pace, 8 miles total
- Wednesday: yoga
- Thursday: 8 mile tempo, solid run, but struggled at the end.
- Friday: Easy 8 miles
- Saturday, I ran 14 miles and all splits were sub-9 pace. I averaged 8:40, which was supposed to be marathon pace, but hey, it was HUMID. So, I’m happy.
- Sunday: 17-mile bike ride.
I had to capture the sunrise on Saturday. Gorgeous.
Trying to take a photo while riding and not falling off. This was a busy road so I forgot to smile.
I let my husband take the kids to the football game while I got some work done. With a side of wine.