My second official week of training has come and gone. Good is an apt description. I did find out I can successfully run for five consecutive days. Normally I like to go only two or three in a row, but you might have noticed I was busy at an important event over the weekend.
Before we get to the running, let’s get to the spot.
I took these festive shots at the new year but neglected to post them on my blog. Behold, our Christmas calf is all dressed up.
Training January 27 – February 2
Monday- 4.05 miles in 36:00 with 3 miles @ 8:30 GHP
Tuesday- 3.02 miles in 31:00 very easy, HR 147
Wednesday- 7.29 miles in 1:10:00 with last 2 miles @ 8:57 GMP, HR 156
Thursday- 2.25 miles in 22:00 easy, with 4 x 30 sec strides, HR 157
Friday- 3.7 miles in 33:44 (outside in 17 below) Started easy & picked up pace as I warmed up. I was bundled well & felt good!
Saturday- off for wedding weekend
Sunday- off for wedding weekend
Total – 20.3 miles
GHP= goal half pace
GMP = goal marathon pace
HR = heart rate
I did some re-arranging, added a few miles to Wednesday’s run, and I feel good about my efforts for the week. I do realize I probably could have squeezed in a run sometime over the weekend, but lately I’ve come to realize something else.
I want to soak up the moments that matter.
Sometimes that means enjoying a great run, and sometimes that means leaving my shoes sit until another day. A few missed runs will not de-rail my training. Instead of getting up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to run 10 miles before my wedding hair appointment, I slept in a bit. I chatted with my sisters and drank coffee. I fried eggs and sausage for breakfast so my mom could enjoy her grandkids. Perfect.
In marathon training – at least in my marathon training – there are times when family needs to trump the plan.