Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Big Sur Marathon Training - 2 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. 

2 (ish) weeks out


I think my body is doing the tapering for me on this one...natural tapering...is that a thing?!

Monday 4/1 - Rest day. 



Tuesday 4/2 - Resting up (a.k.a. allergies took over my body and I was a useless lump).

Wednesday 4/3 - Shall we continue the horrible no good very bad allergy day? Sure! Why not? Allergy day numero dos. 

Thursday 4/4 - Volunteer day at the Memorial Herman Ironman building in River Oaks all day for packet pickup for the Trail Racing Over Texas (or TROT) Brazos Bend 50. I had a BLAST meeting so many new trail runners. This day left me passed out the minute I got home but SO happy. And I got a TROT running buff, so there's that. 



Friday 4/5 - Looong day at work = some core work at the house and not much more than that. 

Saturday 4/6 - 60 minute spinning class at Rev Studios. The usual class I take is 45 minutes, so this ramped things way up (just the way I like it, ha!). One hour of pretty much straight sprinting had me worn out for the rest of the day. It's the best feeling. #accomplishment There was also McLovin's bath. He still loved me afterwards even though his post bath mugshot says otherwise. 


Sunday 4/7 - 11.1 miles in the park along with a healthy dose of super crazy weather. This was my longest "rain run" yet and I loved it...well, except maybe for the last few miles of thunder and lightening. That was a bit scary. It did make me run faster though so there's that. 




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