I had Tuesday off because schools are closed in honor of Veterans Day. Both my Pepere and my Grumps (his own name he made up for ‘grandfather’) fought during World War II…they each had amazing stories about their time served,but that is a different post. I also have had a few really close friends/family fight for both the USMC and the Army, so ya’ll are just amazing to me. Thank you for all that you have done for your fellow countrymen, it is an honor to know you. ❤️💙🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I haven’t been able to hit the track lately- i think I went 1-2 weeks before my marathon, but haven’t been back since. I have to tell you that when I don’t go to the track, I really feel a difference in my body and in my running. A good track workout makes me feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. (Yes, it is weird that I like the feeling of getting hit by a bus!) Once it’s complete, there is such a feeling of accomplishment. I don’t want to lose all the advancements I have made this summer/fall from my other one million track runs so I’m going to keep up with it. And I like the variety of throwing in a track workout, it changes up my running!
I did 400s.My goal is to get my times below 1:30. I know it is going to hurt but I know it’ll help me in my future races.
Total miles: 10, 7:19 overall avg pace.
Warmup to the track-1.50, 8:46 pace
8 400s with 400 jogs in between reps, 27:22,6:51 avg pace.
And then because I’m silly, crazy, running addicted girl,
or just crazy I hopped on my treadmill for 3.10 more miles to see how fast I could do a 5k: 20:19. I really want to sign up for one soon and see how I can do. I would love to really push it and see if I can break the 20 minute mark!
I’ve been debating over if it’s a good idea/bad idea to put this on here so soon-but then I decided that I’m way too excited about it and if somebody doesn’t like it than that is just too bad. I am registered for my next marathon. I am doing Hyannis (in Cape Cod)again because I just LOVE that marathon. It’s Feb 22, 2015. It’s 8 weeks before Boston and although I do know it will be tough to be training for two marathons, I feel I can do it. I feel like I’m a different runner than I was last year, and I’m really excited to delve deeper than I ever have into training. I’m even thinking of buying a McMillan training plan! Ahhh!!!
One dayREALLY soon I plan to tell my Boston story (if you’re not a new reader, then you already know it!) it takes a lot out of me to write about it, that is the only reason I’ve been putting it off.
I guess I was nervous to put that I registered for my next full marathon on here because I didn’t want to be judged. That is so silly though because this is my blog, and if I want to register for another marathon, I’m going to register for another marathon. I will probably not do Hyannis again (for a few years) after this year. I love doing a winter marathon and even though it’s in February-I love the Cape. I know “The a Rule” is not to do too many marathon within a certain amount of time… But honestly, I just don’t give a dam. Marathoning is something I love. And I love me a winter marathon!
Onwards&Upwards.. Maybe it’s because I’m getting faster ..and I’m way too excited about my running right now that I’m taking my momentum and rolling with it. I have waited like 13ish years to get where I want to be. And I guess I’m just not ready to slow down right now…