This week the American Heart Association celebrates National Walking Day, and I am celebrating walking too, although in a different way than you might expect. I’m training for three spring marathons in an attempt to earn the Marathon Maniacs title. Unfortunately the training has not been going according to plan so I am planning to walk some of it. Last year at my first marathon I ended up walking the last half because of IT Band issues, and I still finished by the cutoff time, so I’m not too worried.
It’s a tradition at The Weekly Wrap to share how the training for the previous week has done. Yesterday was my longest run before the marathon, a 20 miler!
This is me wondering if I’m going to make it the whole 20 miles, wondering why in the h*$@ I signed up for a marathon, much less 3. But I got a second wind and a nice runner told me good job when he was passing me. Normally I assume “good job” is code for my goodness you’re slow and fat and old. But for some reason I believed him. And ran the rest of the way home.
As I shared on Instagram, it was not an easy one. But I did it!
On Friday I did a 7 miler, which was supposed to be a 10 miler, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I was reminded that I really need to work on cleaning up my diet (clean eating challenge coming up anyone?)
The 4 miler I did on Tuesday was a bit better, I was able to keep an 11:42 pace which is good for me these days.
April 22, 2017: Illinois Marathon
May 27, 2017: Bayshore Marathon
June 3, 2017: Hard Cider Run 5K (this one is just for fun. If you’d like to do a Hard Cider Run, check for one near you and get $5 off when you use the discount code WHOLISTIC)
June 24, 2017: Charlevoix Marathon
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