Friday, October 11, 2013

Steamtown Training Week 18

I meant to post this on Monday and get all introspective about the marathon but all of a sudden it's Friday and the marathon's in two days and OMG I'M FREAKING OUT. 

Anyway. Last week was subpar. I was going to run on Sunday but then... Saturday happened. And Sunday was spent running around San Francisco trying to find my purse (no luck, although a random stranger found it and contacted me on Facebook. Thank goodness for technology and nice people.) I figured with all the walking and the fact that my legs were aching from the hills (newsflash: there are hills in San Fran. Ok, this isn't a newsflash to anyone but me, but I was really surprised by how many there are. Everywhere), I could get away with not running. It's taper time! Anything goes! Run or don't run, it doesn't make a smidge of difference, you're still going to suck super bad on the marathon anyway! This is my internal monologue. She's a biatch.

So I took the weekend off. And the beginning of the following week. No prob. My legs recovered from the walking and the hiking and I got in a couple of short but comfortable runs. And now it's Friday. T-2. And it's go time. I'll do a separate post with my mile goals but.... yikes. 18 weeks feels like forever when you're in the thick of it, but at the end it's just... over. And you have to run a race you've built yourself up for 18 weeks over. And if you don't do well, then you've wasted 18 weeks. Of your life. Never getting those back.

I clearly need a hot bath. Or a drink. Or a drink of hot bath water? Or something.

Victories: I ran in the morning before working all day then getting on a plane to San Francisco. Big old gold star for me. 
(source)

Failures: That not running for 4 days thing. Yeah.

Monday: bike 25.7@ 17.7
Tuesday: outside 4.2 @ 8:14 (no idea where the speed came from)
Wednesday: bike 18.1 @ 17.6 
Thursday:  tmill, 1 @ 6.1, 3 @ 7.7, 1 @ 6.7 plus c/d. 5.25 total (for a morning run, this was phenomenal)
Friday: 
Saturday: off (hike + wedding)
Sunday: off (lots of San Fran walking!) 

Totals: HA. 9.4 run, 33.8 bike

Monday: off
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 3
Thursday: 4.25 (1 slow, 2 fast, 1 slow)
Friday: off
Saturday: 3 (planned)
Sunday: marathon! (planned)

Totals: 36.4 miles. Running/hobbling. 

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