Here we are 12 weeks out from Boston: Sub 3! I am telling you all these 80 mile weeks are freaking awesome! I really don't get tired while running, I have way less anxiety about tempo, intervals and distance. It's a good space to be in as a runner.
Last week was a little spasy. It was going to be a cut back week so I reduced mileage on Monday and Tuesday. Then, I freaked. Mileage is my crack. So I laid out 10-15 miles a day for the remainder of my week. I ended up with 70. Meh.
I live in NC. Then weather has been rainy and or freezing and some snow. Not ideal, but hey I don't give a f**k.
Aside from the usual miles I hit the track this week for 4x1000. I don't do track. I hate it. But it was on my schedule and how hard could 2.5 laps be when I run 80 a week? BAH! Gimme! Unfortunately, it was 35 degree with sideways wind and rain. I was alone and on an asphalt track. It really can't get worse.
|I wanted some reminder of the hell. That was the best smile I could muster up!|
In the spirit of AB UPDATE I have to report that the large ball I have been doing my crunches on is working! More so than any other ab routine. I do 250-350 crunches in the morning and 250 at night. In addition to some planking here and there. I got a little crazy one day and did a *few* extra sets. I cried all night. Definitely work into the higher reps.
So all else is well. I can't wait to marathon again!