Less than 2 weeks till the New York City Marathon and the Weekly Workout Linkup!
Can you tell I am just a bit excited?! Well, I am. I head to NY in a little over a week so life is a bit crazy these days. On top of that, I have an observation this week, 2 doctor appointments, a Jewelry Party, and it goes on!
Since my miles are getting lower I have a few more minutes of my hands and it is nice. Knowing I am in taper mode, I am not too concerned about missing run, or the pace (not that I ever cared). I know that the next few days are to help my body recover and rest for the big 26.2. It might sound silly, but I am more excited for the race to be over so I can increase the miles again to train for Disney's Marathon and Half Marathon.
After the 22 mile run on Saturday, I ventured out Sunday for a bike ride with some great people! It was certainly not what I expected. I intended to try to do 14 miles, which would have been my longest bike ride to day, but we started late and 22 miles the day before didn't mix well. I managed to get through 8 before my butt went numb. Meeting people was amazing, it really helped me mentally because I was terrified to put on those damn shoes. I managed to make it the whole way without falling and it really boosted my confidence. I know I can make it out there alone.
Monday was a much needed rest day, I couldn't walk. Simple as that! I also worked 11 hours.
Tuesday I was home early and had 5 miles on the schedule. I was ready to get out there even though I was so sore. Once I laid in bed for a few minutes, I was ready to call it quits. An email popped up from the Leukemia and Lymphoma society with a very generous donation from Rachel (go check out her blog!). Because of her donation, I powered through those 5 miles. It hurt, I was going faster than I thought and powered through it. It was beautiful out, and the first time running without stopping for water.
Wednesday and Thursday was homecoming festivities. I was at work for 13 hours Wednesday and 15 hours on Thursday.
Friday is normally a rest day but Team in Training was having a nighttime run for the Wine and Dine peeps, I figured I would join in because I had a wedding to go to on Saturday. My coach convinced me to go swimming. It was an awesome swim. I did a mile in the pool in about 35 minutes. After swim time, I napped and for ready for my 11 mile run. That 11 mile run ended rather shortly after I wanted to puke at mile 1. Yup, and there went that.
How did your workouts go this week?
I was happy with mine, although lower numbers that it should have been, I was able to get in some swimming. I was sad my run sucked because I thought taper week is supposed to make you feel more confidant?