Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Marathon Training - Week 4 and 5

The three day trip to Portland for wedding vendor mania two weekends ago and the four day trip to Disneyland this last weekend have completely and totally thrown my training off schedule.  Add to that some general overscheduling and you get a tired and unmotivated runner.

While in Portland I did manage to get up early and drag myself out to do my scheduled 6 miler around the river and I did the same thing in Anaheim (substitute river for theme parks) for that scheduled 6 miler.  However, a couple of 3 milers were lost and the 12 I was supposed to do Sunday after flying back from California just didn't happen.  I meant to do the 12 last night but....meh, I just didn't want to.  So I have lost one complete week of training but I am getting it back on track this week.  I will do my 12 this Sunday and all will be fine.  I am far enough away from the race that completely screwing up one week will hopefully not kill me.  Besides, this Sunday was scheduled to only be 9 miles so I think I am OK.

On the plus side though, I did manage to have one of those amazing runs where everything just clicks and you feel strong and fast in these two weeks of training.  It was a mid-week 5 miler at marathon pace and I just didn't want to go.  I was tired and cold but I went out anyway and posted the fastest miles I have run yet this year.  It was a nice little reminder that training works and you will reap the benefits.

Oh, I also had a one-time session with a personal trainer to help work on some core and back strength issues for both the marathon and wedding time.  I am also trying to make my arms not look like hams anymore. 

1 comment:

Kath said...

Disneyland?! Girl, you get to take all the fun vacations... Can't wait to see some pictures. : )