Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Countdowns

I am obsessed with countdowns. I countdown hours left in my day, days left in the week, days left in the month, days until big events. I also countdown miles left to go during longer runs. Here are the big 3 I have going right now:

8 hours until my 19 mile long run (what? I can countdown anything!)
20 days until my last long run (October 11. It's a Tuesday. Mark your calendars!)
38 days until the marathon (zomg)
74 days until my cruise with Nick to the Bahamas

So. That's all pretty soon. Yikes...

I swam last night and although I am 95% sure that I really completed 1800 meters + 100 cool down, I cannot guarantee it. Because I totally failed at counting. Irony.

And tonight.... 19 miles! On the treadmill! I'm not going to risk outside because 1) the weather is iffy and 2) my tummy was WAY too touchy for me to run very far away from my house. I had issues last time at mile 5 and again around miles 9, 11, 13, etc. It was pretty unpleasant. I sadly don't live in an area with big outdoor loops or anything where I would never be too far from a restroom or water source. I know outdoor training is important, but I'm sticking with what works for me.

In other (crazy person) news, I'm looking at triathlons for next year! I LOVE cross training, it has become my favorite part of this last little bit of training. I am just in the beginning stages of looking, I'll figure out what distance I want to do and where I want to do it after I finish the marathon so I have a new goal to work towards.

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