Monday, March 25, 2019

Big Sur Marathon Training - 4 weeks out

I can't believe my 2nd marathon is already happening in April! I'm a little less nervous this time around, and I went over things to figure out what worked and what didn't. Since I don't have as long to begin to completely re-train with mileage, etc., I'm taking an intermediate training plan and modifying it to meet my needs. I want to work more on hills, technique and speed and I feel that this allows me to reach those goals in a shorter time period. 

4 weeks out

Monday 3/18 - Rest day (and laundry day). 

Tuesday 3/19 - 4 miles today in the park. The benefit of our early spring is the gorgeous weather. I feel like I've been cooped up in the gym too long this winter. 

Feelin' strong! Haha!

Wednesday 3/20 - Spinning class today at Revolution Studio for a nice cross-training/break in my training plan. I also just miss my bike so much, so being able to pedal on something helps. I LOVE these classes and they really give a great workout.
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Thursday 3/21 - 6 more miles in the park today. LOVING this weather. The pollen can go away though. Like now. 

Friday 3/22 - Rest day!

Saturday 3/23 - 20 mile long run today at the park. I knew two miles in after cramping up that this would be a tough challenge, but I hung in there, did my thing and got it done. My stomach was hurting so bad towards the end that it became a walk run, but I was BEYOND happy after. Not to mention, this is good practice in case this situation happens in a race. You just never know. 

This smile was NOT on my face during the last 10 miles, lol. It sure popped up after though. 

Sunday 3/24 - 4 mile shakeout run by Rice University with Robyn and the Kite Festival after with her and our other friends. Just like last year, this year's fest was a blast. There were also some AMAZING food trucks there. If anyone else in the Houston area hasn't triend the Nom Mi Street Vietnamese food truck, be on the lookout for it. 

Another trick we used was to show up early (8 am), get good parking, go for a run, then by the time our run was done the festival started at 10 am. By this time people are swarming the lot trying to get good spots. We walked across the lot after our run and were asked by at least 4 cars if we were leaving. Crazy! 

Nothing better after a run than a kite fest where you already have a parking spot!

The Mary Poppins song was running happily through my head all day, along with the DJ's music.

Love them 💓💓
Ninja mode!

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