Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Training begins in 3, 2, 1...

Next week is the big week one of marathon training for me.  Crazy.  18 weeks of consistency.  Hmmm, not always my strong suit.  This week has been good.  I've run short the last 3 days - 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles.  This afternoon I ran fast.  I ran the second mile in 8:01 which I was excited about.  9:17, 8:01, 8:52 I think....
Not bad.  Looking forward to getting my mileage up.

I did start a diet last week.  I fell off it a bit over the weekend but not bad.  I ended up losing a pound the first week so I have high hopes.  It's just eating clean and avoiding sugar, especially processed sugar.  Lots of salads and water, fruits, nuts and veggies, Eggs and lean meats.  I feel so healthy and have way more energy it seems.  I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May Days

Wow, this month of May is absolute chaos.  I never realized.  I have had 4 field trips in two weeks, teacher gifts for teacher appreciation week, bake sales for talent shows, field day, Mother's day, awards celebrations, graduations and now a wedding.  I got a 10 mile run in Friday which was good since I knew the rest of the weekend was shot.  I ran slow and didn't take any water.  It wasn't bad at all and I was only running 10 sec/mile slower than my 1/2 marathon.  I really was in bad shape for that race.  But I got 20 miles in last week on 3 runs so I'm happy with that.  Today I did a 25 minute run before my sweat and sculpt class.  So that's like an hour and 1/2 of workout.  I feel good, if I could only get my diet in order.  I have been eating crap.  Uggh.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Recovery Week

Didn't do much this week.  I'm still trying to shake this cold thing.  So Thursday I did a sweat and sculpt class which is pretty tough and then today I did 5 miles.  Which it's only been a week, but my legs felt fine.  I wasn't that tired.  My breathing was a little labored, but it had rained early this morning and it was cloudy.  But of course when I got through mile 1 the sun came out and it was super humid.  But glad to get the miles in.  I'm going to increase my days running the next couple of weeks to 4 to 5 days with a long run 10+ miles every other weekend.  Then when June rolls around I'm going to hit my Marathon Training schedule.  Not exactly sure what that is going to look like or which one I'm going to use, but looking forward to this adventure.  I will have to discipline myself to get up this summer and get these runs over with in the morning, then take the boys to Beech Bend all day every day and chill.... sounds like a great summer to me. :)