Actually, I could give a shit about the whole NYE hype. I am in my 30's now and I need a reasonable bedtime if I'm going to: PERFORM AT MY BEST, FEED THE BEAST, CRANK OUT THE MILEAGE AND KICK SOME ASS! Okay, sorry that's my permanent runner's high taking over the keyboard. lol. But kinda true.
I'm so used to running the same paces and same mileage that I never really know if I'm improving. Well, there is no time like the present to jack things up and see what I really have. Worst case, I get tired and can't do my workouts. So, why not?!
I am loving the 75+ mile weeks, doubles, lifting, abs, sugar free empire I have created. And finally, I am noticing my efforts are less and some of the faster paces are not a struggle. I think the whole mileage = speed and endurance is working for me.
Monday: 8 miles in the am 7:33 pace 5 miles in the pm 7:42 pace
Tuesday: 8 miles @ 7:11 pace
Wednesday: 8 freezing rain miles @ 7:26 pace
Thursday: tempo. 11 miles with 5x1 mile repeats in the middle: 6:25, 6:13, 6:22, 6:16, 6:16. 4 min recoveries in the low 7's.
Friday: 8 miles in the am @ 7:16 pace and 5 at night @ 7:37 pace
Saturday: 8 miles of more freezing rain @ 7:34 pace
Sunday: 15 miles @ 7:06 pace. 2 warm up, 5x5 min tempo with 1 min recovery and then an hour easy. THAT workout is a bitch because you kill yourself first then keep going.
Total: 76.2 miles
So, I'm on track for a great BOSTON MARATHON, but then enter a wrench:
Eugene from last year The minute I finished I didn't want to leave. I enjoyed the town, the nostalgia, the race. I've always wanted to run it sub 3. But hello, BOSTON, my goal race, the honor, the screaming crowds. I want that too! Unfortunately, they are 13 days apart. The torment!! I like shiny boxes and Eugene just started glaring!
I have figured out a few things:
*I will only do one race.
*I really want the Boston jacket
*I would flip my lid to have my own beverage on a "special table" every 3 miles in Eugene. The honor alone will drop seconds off my pace. lol
*I want to run sub 3 at Boston with Dan, my training partner and see my other friends.
*I want to run on Hayward Track again! The gift, the gift! (Prefontaine humor)
So my default is Boston but Eugene is pecking away at me. Stay tuned!
Here are some randoms from the week:
|this is why I run early!|
|Abs..laying down..post pig out tho..woohoo!|