Happy Saturday My Dears!
I'm still alive! But heck, I tell you 90+ mile weeks are no joke! That's some serious commitment. Everyone has their 2 cents on high mileage. Some think it's absolute junk and others, like me see how it takes your endurance off the charts. For this marathon I wanted to see how this worked for me. So far, so good! I'm on some permanent high I can't explain.
Here are some things I've clued into lately:
Mind over matter. Seriously, I have to wake up either dying for speed or force myself into a fog for my slower miles.
The old 8 miler is the new 12 miler. If you want 90 plus with minimal doubles this is a must. Learn to love it.
Keep easy days easy. My easy is 7:45 pace. I click off that pace day after day with as much pride as a 6:10 on tempo. One facilitates the other. Did I say that? haha
EAT! I'm burning about 10,000 calories a week in running and x training. I'm hovering at 100 pounds. One missed meal and I'm 98 and feeling like shit. My diet is almost more important than the miles. I know what works. I have become a Foodie.
The power of the 30 minute nap. I am constantly telling Siri to wake me up in 30. Studies show that's the best length for a power nap. And so says my tired ass. It helps, along with the 8pm bedtime.
My Words with Friends skills are off the chart:
However, every twinge becomes a flash back to every stress fracture I've ever had. I try not to put negative out there but having broken my tibs and fibs three times in previous years definitely bring a little stress.
While running I feel like this:
Other hours I feel like:
|A simple curb cut at the Harris Teeter could cause this|
|All day 'err day|
|hmmm, good idea!|
So Boston is right around the corner. It will be a fun 26 miler but I enjoy the training far more than any race.
Keep plugging away guys! If anyone has any sub 3 blogs or any marathon training blogs leave it in my comments. I'd love to see how you train.