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??
I leave you with this asshole.