While my blog content hasn’t been reflecting it, I have indeed been running lately. It’s now less than 10 weeks away Rock n’ Roll Nashville and I’ve been building mileage as best I can to prepare! I’ve got 2 races coming up in the next few weeks, which kind of puts a weird break in my marathon training, so I’ve been trying to build up as much as possible beforehand since I’ll be short on time afterwards.
Last week, I had a pretty solid 15 mile run. The weather was perfect and I felt great! Then I was in Tuscaloosa for work this week and managed to eat a ton and…not really run much. I got one 3 mile run on a treadmill and a decent run once I got back, but I really felt the poor diet choices yesterday during my 17 mile run. It wasn’t too terrible, but I was definitely not at my best. Also, it was really freaking cold! It was so hard to get motivated Sunday morning when my bed was so warm and cozy. I mean, it snowed on Saturday! It’s not supposed to do that here. >:(
I’ve been training with Meredith which has helped the long runs go by so much faster! She’s getting ready for half marathon #2, so she’s just been meeting me after I’ve run a few miles so we can run the majority together.
Anyways, I’m planning to run 19 miles next weekend, and then I’ll have 2 race weekends. The first is the Reedy River 10K, which will definitely be a PR race for me. I did pretty bad last year (1:09), though to be fair, it was like 2 days after I got back from Disney World. Still, I need some 10K redemption! I definitely want to finish under an hour, maybe an “A” goal of 55 mins. It’s a fairly hilly course, but I’ve been practicing.
The weekend after is the GHS Half Marathon/Race to Greenville. This is a good PR course because it’s net downhill (yay!), going from TR down the Swamp Rabbit to Greenville. I want to say I think I can PR, but we’ll have to see. Either way, I think it will be a fun race.
After that, I only have about 4 good weeks of training left, so I’ll have to make the most of it! I’ve also got a week of vacation at the end of March which will probably result in some shorter long runs, because who really wants to run 20 miles when they’re on vacation??
Other than that, not a whole lot going on. I did some serious cooking to refill my stock of freezer meals last weekend, but nothing really interesting. I got the cat a present:
Weirdo. Yesterday I was doing some chores, so I threw on a movie. I do this alot just to have some background noise when I’m cleaning and such, and since I don’t have cable, I usually just turn on Netflix or grab a random DVD. Yesterday, I threw on The Lord of the Rings…which turned into a full day LOTR marathon. Oops. I just couldn’t stop! Also, the ending just tears me up every time! So sad. So happy. We were kind of obsessed with these movies in high school so it brings back a lot of good memories =)
Talk to me! Any cool races coming up? Any good movies I should watch next?
Edit: My sister’s conference swim meet was this weekend and she did a 58.8 in her 100 backstroke! SO PROUD!