Hello My Dears!
Here we are about 6 weeks out from Boston. I don't know about you but my tolerance for your average BS is pretty low. My day starts out great because I'm running but then midday fatigue sets in and pisses me off. I'm tired and can't get stuff done as quickly. Which makes me irritable.
I usually piss my way through the evening and then the magic of a night's sleep sets in and I wake up happy and cheerful. Occasionally I can get a nap and I'm more tolerable. I've noticed this happens on mileage over 90 a week. Thankfully I'm almost back into the low 90's.
This mood craziness often begs the question: WHY? Why run so much I turn myself into an antisocial heathen with borderline personality disorder?? Why not run 60 miles and stay happy and rested?
I'll tell you why:
*I really do love it.
*I appreciate the fact that not everyone can train like this. I can. I am among the lucky ones right now. Some people are content channel surfing with Doritos. Whatever it is that I have than makes me the polar opposite I appreciate. I have never ending motivation. I feel lucky in that respect.
*I want to see my potential. Like a kid peeking under the Christmas tree at midnight. I want to see my best. I want to be able to know that I never gave up and realized my potential.
*I want to beat Gary Franks at the marathon : )
*I love the daily structure and monotony of rigorous training.
*I love the challenge!
Because I'm a little tired I'll photo box some pictures of my daily grind:
As far as the daily running. I'm doing most of it at 7:30-7:40 easy pace. I'm trying to peck away at tempo pace to a low 6:XX. My intervals are around 3 miles. This week it was 2x3 miles. My long run last week was 19 with the middle 15 miles at 6:35 pace. I was shooting for marathon pace which I think is around 6:45 but I was having a good day and it was a struggle to keep it this slow. The rest EASY.
I've also started to listen to audiobooks on my solo runs. I have Meb's Run to Overcome in there now. It's very peaceful to run to.
Oh, I asked for some other Sub 3 blogs and Robyn recommended these. I have to check them out! Thanks!
sealegsgirl.blogspot.com, sweatonceaday.com and theboringrunner.com
Have a great weekend guys!!