"Do not do anything crazy. You may feel that you are not ready. You are! Nothing you do now will improve your fitness level. Trying to squeeze in a few extra runs or workouts will not help, but will hurt… literally, if you get injured."
Reading that actually made me feel better and I'm going to re-evaluate my running for the next two weeks in order to maintain sanity and REST for 26.2 miles.
|fresh flowers always brighten my mood and paying $5 for this bouquet helps even more!|
57:00 - 9:30 pace
My good friend Carol came over for a run after work and she is a tad speedier than me so we kept the pace pretty quick for the whole run. At mile 5 Carol said "let's just keep running" and I'm never one to turn down a good running partner so we ran to 6 miles instead. We re-fueled with Lemon Garlic Tuna Burgers that turned out pretty darn good!
Oopsies! I did not realize how early I needed to leave my house to be downtown for a Sounders game with my bro so I just made Tuesday a rest day. Instead I stuffed my face with a hot dog and half a bag of kettle corn plus 2 giant beers at the game and I paid for it by feeling like crappola on Wednesday. It was worth it!
Wednesday - Personal Training - DID IT
Sara decided it would be fun to do the entire workout with ankle weights on including shuffling down the soccer field one million times, lunges, kickbacks, ab holds with feet out, etc. etc. etc. What I love most about Sara is that every week is completely different and challenges my body in new ways. My last session before the marathon is next week and I'm sad that I can't afford to keep her on forever and ever!
Thursday - 5.0 mile run - DID IT
The pup and I hit the Burke Gilman trail after work and it was a hard run. I was sore from personal training the day before and just had low energy. But we both got through the run!
1:58:00 - 10:43 pace
This run was honestly the worst run of my training cycle to date. It was pretty warm and humid out and I just never found my running groove. I stopped at mile 6 for a while at a community center to drink and splash water on my face and spent the last 5 miles run/walking.
Saturday & Sunday - REST
Although the weekend definitely did not feel like rest. I was running around all weekend with a friend who was in town around downtown Seattle and a Seahawks game on Sunday. FUN weekend!
|lunch at the Edgewater on Elliot Bay!|
|Go hawks...and they actually won!|
Total strength: 1
Total yoga: none
Marathon Training Week 13 - Say It Do It - September 26 - October 2
Monday - REST --> wasn't feeling well today so taking a rest day
Tuesday - 5.0 mile easy + YOGA
Wednesday - personal trainer
Thursday - 3.0 miles moderate pace
Friday - BodyFlow at gym
Saturday or Sunday - 6.0 mile long run and rest the other day
Question: How do all of you deal with major lack of motivation while training for something?