Sunday Runday: Week of 3/6 (Boston Training Week #12)

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Monday, 3/6:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 8 miles)

What I Did: 8.01 miles in 1:19:50 (9:59 pace). Did not feel like running this morning at all. It was freezing, but I overdressed! :O

Tuesday, 3/7:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Strength 3 x 2 miles in 14:20-40 with 800 recovery Β (marathon goal = 3:12-3:17))

What I Did:

AM:

3 mile warm-up

3 x 2 miles with 0.5 mile recovery in 14:31 (7:18, 7:13), 14:21 (7:14, 7:07), 13:57 (7:11, 6:46)

2ish mile cool-down

12.18 miles total

PM: 4.50 miles in 40:31 (9:01 pace) with Moira. Bonked haaaaaaard. :O

16.68 miles total for the day

Wednesday, 3/8:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did: Flexibility hot yoga with Laura, my future mother-in-law. My hamstrings hated it during it, but it was exactly what they needed!

Thursday, 3/9:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Tempo 9 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did:

3.15 mile warm-up

9 mile tempo in 1:04:15 (7:08 pace; 7:40, 7:22, 7:06, 6:59, 7:12, 7:02, 6:57, 7:00, 6:52)

3.20 mile cool-down

15.35 miles total

Felt surprisingly awesome on the run! Took me a mile to really get on pace, but I ran according to feel and nailed it!

Friday, 3/10:Β 

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 7 miles)

What I Did: 7.44 miles in 1:14:46 (10:03 pace)

Saturday, 3/11:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 8 miles)

What I Did: 6.01 miles in 1:01:55 (10:18 pace) before Pre-Cana with Phil. So much cold!

Sunday, 3/12:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Long 16 miles)

What I Did: Debated running the half-marathon I had registered for all week, but ultimately decided against it in order to see Wicked with Phil (a super nice Christmas present from his parents!). The show was at 1PM which was inconvenient in and of itself and it was going to be 15 degrees warmer (i.e. real feel of 12 degrees vs. like -5 degrees) in the afternoon, so I opted to run then. Luckily Fiona had been in Lake Placid where it was even colder and hadn’t run yet, so she met up with me to run 8 of my 18 mile long run with me (I think I ran like 3.5 by myself-we were moooving beause we were cold)! 18.04 miles in a blazinnnn 2:23:57 (7:58 average; 8:28, 8:08, 8:07, 8:15, 8:12, 8:06, 8:05, 7:51, 7:54, 7:49, 7:36, 8:06, 7:52, 7:52, 8:06, 7:55, 7:47, 7:26). Really happy with this run and can’t believe I dreaded it all week. Highly recommend the Zim Smith Trail if you’re in the area-the gravel was a great break for these legs!


Total Weekly Mileage = 71.53 miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 647.21 miles

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Sunday Runday: Week of 2/27 (Boston Training Week #11)

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Monday, 2/27:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did:

AM: A cold 6.37 miles in 1:03:05 (9:54 pace) before work. Legs felt dead! :O

PM: 4.52 miles in 39:37 (8:46 pace) with Moira (!) after work! Legs felt less dead. πŸ˜›

90 minutes of Bikram! Really feel like I’m improving in my form/flexibility/headspace, and honestly my muscles feel GREAT!

10.89 miles total

 

Tuesday, 2/28:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Strength 4 x 1.5 miles in 10:45-11:00 with 800 recoveryΒ (Goal = 3:12-317 marathon)

What I Did: I would have preferred to do this workout on the track because I find it easier for me to focus and run faster paces there, but the local college’s track doesn’t open until 6AM, and because I’ve been having issues with pacing, I figured I better get some practice off the track/treadmill sooner rather than later as Boston is quickly approaching! I have to run through downtown Albany to get to theΒ bike path that I run on for workouts, and it can get a little sketchy sometimes, especially in the dark. It’s not my favorite, but I think it’s definitely worth being more on guard for a little bit until more runners are up and at it to keep me company on the bike path rather than retreating to the treadmill. Struggled with pacing at first (shocker), but I think I got down to a good pace towards the end:

2.52 mile warm-up down to the bike path

4 x 1.5 miles with 800 recovery:

11:19 (7:40 + 3:39; 7:33 pace)

10:56 (7:11 + 3:45; 7:17 pace)-interestingly, this was my 1.5 mile time trial time before my high school freshman season of cross country!

10:50 (7:10 + 3:40; 7:13 pace)

10:28 (6:56 + 3:32; 6:59 pace)

2.5ish mile cool-down (I’m too lazy to count up all the laps/splits right now…)

12.46 miles total

Guy at the Donut Shop: Do you have special plans for these donuts? Me: Why, yes. Yes I do. πŸ˜‚ – Wasn't going to be able to see @pj28mont for his 30th (!) birthday today because I'm at the hospital all day (#somuchbusy here on inpatient psychiatry today!) and then on call at the psychiatric crisis unit from 5-11 tonight, so made a pit stop on my cool-down home to @ciderbellyofficial and delivered these tasty treats to the law school before Phil's 8AM class! Seeing each other everyday with our school/work schedules can be challenging, but we can usually make it work, even if it's just studying in neighboring cubicles or a quick donut handoff! πŸ“šπŸ©πŸ€β€οΈ β€’β€’β€’ Day 72/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: 4 x 1.5 mile strength workout along the bike path started off kinda slow-ish (tryna get a handle on this pacing business!) but hit my goal paces (10:45-11:00) for the final 3 sets: 11:19, 10:56, 10:50, 10:28.

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Wednesday, 3/1:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did:Β Flexibility hot yoga class that was more flow than flexibility, but whatcha gonna do.

Day 73/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: When your flexibility hot yoga class has a substitute teacher and it ends up being more strength work and less stretching than you anticipated. And then you get frustrated that you're frustrated about that (and because you're being a lazypants!) because, ya know, that's not the point of yoga. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚ – Rest day of sleeping in, reflecting and praying on this first day of Lent, inpatient psychiatry rounds, my first time seeing electroconvulsive therapy, listening to a nurse practitioner student's presentation on the role of ketamine in treating major depressive disorder, role playing motivational interviewing with another student and psychologist, my own doctor's appointment, some errand running, and finally yoga before dinner, some studying, and settling down this evening. πŸŒͺπŸŒͺπŸŒͺ – Unfortunately, didn't make it to church to receive ashes (#badcatholic), but in my defense, Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, and today was crazy busy! ☹️ However, I am trying to pray more this Lent by participating in a 40/40/40 prayer challenge: praying for 40 intentions for 40 people over the 40 days of Lent. If there's something on your heart that I can pray for, please submit it (with your name or anonymously) on the Google Doc linked in my profile!

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Thursday, 3/2:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Tempo 9 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did: Ugh. This day/workout/life! Got out of work really late, had a friend who was going to pace me bail on me last minute, and it was already dark by the time I headed out. At the start of my tempo, my watch was not in the mood and was telling me I was running a “blazing” 9 minute pace when I knew I was running at least a minute and a half faster. I was already on edge because I was nervous about my first 9 mile tempo, so I decided to go try the workout at the gym rather than bust myself to be confused about pacing the whole time and then feel badly about how I was running “slower” than I was supposed to go. So, essentially, did a 6 mile warm-up, 9 mile tempo in 1:04:17 (7:09 pace, suckaaaaaas), and quick 1 mile cool-down home for 16.01 miles total, i.e. too much for a rando Thursday!

Day 74/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: This week has been really meh for a variety of reasons, and for my OWN mental health, I really needed a good workout today. My tolerance for nonsense was pretty much at zero, so when my watch started acting up from the start of my dark #temporun outside, I got pissed, ran home, threw on the @oiselle crop top singlet that I've been mustering up the courage to rock (slash patiently waiting to wear when abs magically appear, whichever comes first πŸ’πŸ») for an extra bit of confidence, marched myself to the gym, and made that tempo run mine. 😈 9 miles in 1:04:17 (7:09 pace) and a whopping (and unexpected) 16 miles total. Got a bunch of confused looks and one "You go girl!" in response to repping the #sportsbrasquad, but really, I was beyond the point of caring. And it was liberating. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ #strongnotskinny

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Friday, 3/3:Β 

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: Got out of work hella late again and had dinner plans, so only had time to get 3.62 miles in, but because of the way Thursday’s run went, I didn’t sweat it like I usually would. Crazy winds!

Saturday, 3/4:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 10 miles)

What I Did: 8.26 miles easy (but faster than my usual easy pace!), partly by myself, and partly with Erin, Allison, and others from their running team in some brutal wind and cold. Probably could have/should have run a little farther, but this week is a down mileage week anyway, so I’m not stressing.

Sunday, 3/5:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 10 miles)

What I Did: 6.58 miles in 1:03:46 (9:41 pace) with Phil. Could have (should have?) run farther, but I was getting hungry on our run!


Total Weekly Mileage = 57.82 miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 575.68 miles

Down 8ish miles from last week-I’m not sure if that was too much of a jump down (should have probably been closer to 5), but does 3 miles really make that much of a difference? My guess = probably not.

Sunday Runday: Week of 2/20 (Boston Training Week #10)

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Monday, 2/20:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 8 miles)

What I Did: Pre-work 8.08 miles (1:24:47; 10:29 pace) felt like death. I thought about turning back home a million and one times…and talked myself out of it a million and one times! πŸ˜› Also got in 90 minutes of Bikram after work and my muscles feel awesome!

Tuesday, 2/21:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Strength 6 x 1 mileΒ with 400 recoveryΒ (5k goal of 19:30-20:00))

What I Did:

AM: 3.20 miles in 32:12 (10:03 pace); Legs felt a MILLION times better than yesterday, but still a little dead. Contemplated what would happen if I was totally burned out with Boston in 8 weeks. :O

PM: Strength Workout

1.48 mile warm-up

6 x 1 mile on the track at UAlbany. There was still some ice/snow on the track so I spent a lot of my 24 laps on the track weaving in and out of lanes, but for some reason, my watch would record a mile split on my final straightaway each time, i.e. before I hit four laps. I’m not really sure which times are correct, but I’m going to go with the slower onesΒ so I don’t get too cocky, but here are my times for future record, in the following format:Β time at 4 laps (mile split on watch):

7:08 (7:03)

6:56 (6:40)

6:57 (6:38)

6:56 (6:45)

6:58 (6:40)

6:51 (6:39)

1ish mile cool-down

10.38 miles total

My body felt good, but the conditions weren’t ideal and my stomach really began to bother me towards the end.

13.58 miles total for the day

Wednesday, 2/22:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did: Flexibility hot yoga class. #holytightmuscles!

Thursday, 2/23:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Tempo 8 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did:

2.71 mile warm-up

8 mile tempo in 58:26 (7:18 pace; 7:51, 7:32, 7:18, 7:06, 7:19, 7:10, 7:12, 6:55)

2.52 mile cool-down

13.24 miles total

Friday, 2/24:Β 

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 7 miles)

What I Did: 7.05 miles with Luke at the Pine Bush (1:01:18; 8:41 pace)

Saturday, 2/25:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 8 miles)

What I Did: Moved my long run up a day early so I could run in Saratoga, a place I’ve wanted to run for a while with Fiona! Did my first 6.5ish by myself before Fiona met up for 10 more followed by brunch to make for such a lovely day! 17.07 miles total in 2:21:34 (8:17 pace; 8:36, 8:03, 8:00, 8:07, 7:59, 8:15, 8:46, 8:18, 8:14, 8:32, 8:19, 8:13, 8:14, 8:41, 8:40, 8:08, 7:49). My legs felt awesome towards the start, so much so that I had to force myself to more consciously control my stride at 8 minute pace, but I fizzled a bit for miles 14 and 15. I’ve gotta get a better handle on nutrition the night before and during runs. My last minute Powerbar Gels I grabbed from the depths of my pantry were definitelyyyy expired… πŸ˜›

"I cheer for people. I was raised to believe there's enough sun for everybody."-@traceeellisross β˜€οΈπŸ‘―πŸ’• β€’β€’β€’ Day 69/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: Had the best morning with @adktrigirl running through Saratoga Spa State Park and downtown Saratoga followed by some delicious bRUNch! (Can you say jalapeΓ±o and pineapple scones?! 🌢🍍πŸ₯πŸ³) 7 solo miles + 10 miles with Fiona FLEW by with catching up about work, school, life, and upcoming races (can't wait to see her rock her half-marathon next month and IMLP 70.3 in September!). Getting slightly suspicious about how good my body has felt this week, but no complaints here! πŸ€”πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰

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Sunday, 2/26:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Long 16 miles)

What I Did: 7 miles in 1:07:07 (9:35 pace) at Hampton Manor Town Park…which I do not recommend for running. I went to flexibility hot yoga class after at a different location than I usually do and because I was headed to East Greenbush anyway, I thought I’d check out a spot that was recommended by the local newspaper for running. I made it work with running out on the main road and then getting some killer hills in, but I won’t probably go there again.

"Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together. Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled or rifled by the endless stresses and struggles of life. Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom you may not have known even existed."-BKS Iyengar β€’β€’β€’ Day 70/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: Not a yogi by any means, but I've really enjoyed the classes I've been going to this week and wish I usually had this much time to focus on stretching, reflection, and self-care. Also, substitute running for yoga, and the quote works beautifully! 7 windy, snow flurrying shake-out miles with some hills + flexibility hot yoga class. 66 miles total this week. πŸ™†πŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒͺ

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Total Weekly Mileage = 66.02 miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 517.86 miles

Sunday Runday: Week of 2/13 (Boston Training Week #9)

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Monday, 2/13:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: 6 miles, mostly on the treadmill. Ugh.

Day 57/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: Was daydreaming of frolicking in the snow my entire run on the #dreadmill. Also spent the whole 4.5 miles (6 miles total with a snowy warm-up and cool-down to and from the gym) toggling between a simulated run through New Zealand, two different running podcasts, attempts at watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on my phone, one of my fave Aly & AJ CDs circa 2007, and Say Yes to the Dress reruns. AND I was STILL bored out of my mind. We just got hit with a tooooon of snow this weekend, so looks like it's going to be a long week of running inside. 😐 Still, I'm happy to be able to run and work towards my goals each day! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Anyone else got any other good games to play on the treadmill? 😏

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Tuesday, 2/14:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β Speed 3 x 1600 in 6:20-6:30 with 600 recoveryΒ (5k goal of 19:30-20:00))

What I Did: 3 x mile in 6:27, 6:23, 6:15 on the treadmill with 800 recovery. 9 miles total.

Wednesday, 2/15:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did: Swam! And didn’t get ear plugs stuck in my ears again!

Thursday, 2/16:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Tempo 8 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did: Was not into today’s run in the slightest. I clawed and fought for it, but really need to adjust my mindset when it comes to tempo runs in general. I’ve been running them WAY too fast, and it’s really hurting me mentally. 😦

8 mile tempo in 58:10 (7:16 pace; 7:11, 7:13, 7:19, 7:15, 7:18, 7:18, 7:18, 7:13). 12.56 miles total.

Day 60/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: I like to keep this Instagram a positive space, but I run by "Fat One" spray painted on the sidewalk at least once a day and I absolutely HATE it. – Dying on my #hansonsmarathonmethod #temporun, I found my mind overflowing with negative self-talk. I can blame poorly thought out nutrition, lack of sleep, and a terrible playlist, but ultimately it comes down to being more realistic about my goals. Just because I CAN run 7-8 miles at sub 7 minute pace doesn't mean I can run a marathon (or half-marathon!) or should attempt to do weekly tempo runs at that same pace. Reevaluating how to set myself up for success on these scary tempo runs in the coming weeks and giving myself some serious pep talks before I attempt some hard workouts again next week. Like, "Fat One" to "FaSt One"! πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’¨ – 8 miles in 58:10 (7:16 pace) with short breaks at miles 4 and 6 // 11.5 miles total

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Friday, 2/17:Β 

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: Triple workout today! :O I love our Psychiatry schedule! πŸ˜›

#1: 6 miles in 1:02:08 (10:21 pace)

#2: 4.06 miles in 38:12 (9:25) pace, mostly because I wanted to take the new GoPro out for a spin. πŸ˜€

#3: 60 minute Bikram Hot Yoga Class. Thank God it was cut down from its usual 90 minutes-I don’t think I could have lasted another half hour!

10.06 miles total

Saturday, 2/18:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 10 miles)

What I Did: 8.03 miles at the Pine Bush in 1:23:36 (10:25 pace), which is actually a lot faster than I would have thought given those melty snowy conditions!

Sunday, 2/19:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 10 miles)

What I Did: 12.65 miles in 1:55:08 (9:06 pace) from Colonie Center to the Crossings to Siena and back! Was so happy to be running somewhere different than just around my neighborhood in Albany!


Total Weekly Mileage = 57.15 miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 451.84 miles

Sunday Runday: Week of 1/9 (Boston Training Week #4)

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Monday, 1/9:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: My foot had been bothering me so I took Monday off. I’ve had similar pain in the past and attributed it to my icky bunions, but I figured a day or two off at this point won’t do me any harm.

Tuesday, 1/10:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β Speed 5 x 1k in 3:54-4:00 with 400 recoveryΒ (5k goal of 19:30-20:00))

What I Did: Took Tuesday off, too, and went to get an x-ray at the ortho urgent care. Luckily no stress fractures or even signs of previous damage! So, looks like it was just my bunions. :O

Wednesday, 1/11:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did: 5.23 miles with Phil in 47:32 (9:06 pace) with a little more confidence in my foot.

Thursday, 1/12:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: TempoΒ 6 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did: 7.03 milesΒ (1:04:01; 9:07 pace) easy in an attempt to get back into it again.

Friday, 1/13:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 7 miles)

What I Did: Moved my tempo day to Friday after a weird first half of the week:

2 mile warm-up

6 mile tempo in 42:09 (7:02 pace) on the treadmill: 7:27, 7:15, 7:10, 6:59, 6:51, 6:23

3 mile cool down

11 miles total

Saturday, 1/14:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 7 miles)

What I Did: 7.53 miles nice and slow (1:19:22; 10:32 pace) before day trip to Long Island for Tracy’s surprise bridal shower.

Sunday, 1/15:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Long 12 miles)

What I Did: 15.07 miles in 2:03:41 (8:12 pace!) at the HMRRC Winter Series with some banginggggg negative splits: 8:34, 8:36, 8:48, 8:36, 8:28, 8:16, 8:16, 8:15, 8:29, 8:21, 8:01, 7:42, 7:52, 7:39, 7:15


Total Weekly Mileage = 45.86Β miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 183.11Β miles

Sunday Runday: Week of 12/26 (Boston Training Week #2)

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Monday, 12/26:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: 6.26 miles (59:28; 9:30 pace) around the neighborhood. This was the run that I put off all day, then ate too much, then wanted to do even less…but we got it done!

Tuesday, 12/27:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β Speed 8 x 600 in 2:21-2:25 (5k goal of 19:30-20:00) with 400 rest)

What I Did: These speed workouts drive me crazy! They are so much faster than my body is used to moving and scare me like nothing else (LOL wait until we start these tempo runs this week…), but with each one I do complete successfully, I grow more and more confident in my running. I went to a rival high school’s track today that is actually MUCH closer than my own high school’s track. I definitely took all of the paths we could run on for granted in high school-this one is kind of in the middle of nowhere and I couldn’t find a great road off-campsΒ to warm-up or cool-down on. The track team convened for their practice around my third interval. I’m not sure what the etiquette is for track sharing, but I was so far in, I wasn’t going to let them scare me off…this time. πŸ˜›

2.17 mile warm-up

8 x 600 with 400 rest in 2:30, 2:25,2:22, 2:24, 2:23, 2:22, 2:21, 2:16

1.18 mile cool-down

8.35 miles total

"Each day running is my tiny victory, some days it’s my big victory. Running is my way of establishing equilibrium in my life. When I am lonely, I find others to share sweaty moments with, when I am overwhelmed I take solace in the miles I can run by myself. It has helped me discover strength I previously thought unfathomable, and truly appreciate the miracle the is the human body."-@rdmurillo β€’β€’β€’ Day 9/120 of #bostonmarathon2017 Training: Not sure what track sharing etiquette is, but when the high school track team joined me halfway through my workout for their practice, I kept at it. They were just warming up and I stayed out of their way, but was I supposed to move? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Worked down my 8 x 600 from 2:30 down to 2:16 (goal = 2:21-2:25) for 8 miles total today! #thunderthighs! #inthebestway! #irunthisbody

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Wednesday, 12/28:

(What I Was Supposed to Do:Β OFF)

What I Did: Rest Day

Thursday, 12/29:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: TempoΒ 6 miles at 7:26 pace (goal = 3:15 marathon :O ))

What I Did: Was nervous about this first tempo run of Boston training, but rocked it! The first couple miles felt pretty easy, so I decided to add on a hillier section toΒ the normal path around the lake at the park, which was definitely reflected in miles 3 and 4. This was definitely a good effort, but I remember my tempo runs feeling a lot more difficult when I was training for the Shamrock Marathon last spring. I’m not sure if that means I need to reevaluateΒ my expectations/goals for Boston or if it’s just a sign I’m in pretty good shape, but I definitely need to thumb through my Hanson’s book again for some guidance. I want to try to incorporate more hills into my training this time around to prepare for the hills in Boston, and this was a good start!

2.21 mile warm-up

6 mile tempo run in 43:41 (7:16 pace): 7:35, 7:17, 7:20, 7:37, 7:07, 6:40

1.84 mile cool-down

10.05 miles totalΒ 

Friday, 12/30:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 7 miles)

What I Did: Driving back to school kept getting delayed by weather and changing plans, but finally drove back today! Got in a painful, super easyΒ 7.14 miles in 1:13:15 (10:16 pace) before driving back.

Saturday, 12/31:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Easy 6 miles)

What I Did: Really should have planned by week better because I left two runs for a weekend of traveling! :/ But you work with what you got, and still got 6.21 miles in 55:21 (8:54 pace-we started off QUICK…and then fizzled away)Β in with Phil at the awesome Juniper Valley Park in Queens, a quick mile or so from Phil’s cousins’ house.

 

Sunday, 1/1:

(What I Was Supposed to Do: Long 10 miles)

What I Did: Was not looking forward to 10 miles after a night of staying up late! After church, weΒ took our run from Phil’s cousins’ in Queens allllll the way to Central Park (through sketchy areas and awesome bridges and paths alike!) to total 10 miles in 1:33:49 (9:23 pace). Something was funky with my watch because it had one low 8ish minute and two sub-8 minute miles, which is a little hard to believe. My long runs are supposed to be much quicker (8:05 pace), which was my tempo pace last training cycle and something that’s going to take some work and mental strength to get myself to! I’m not sure I could have pushed myself with the way my legs were feeling (i.e. not so great), and Β I was also with Phil who was getting kinda grumpy and hungry. We lost a little momentum at the end, but I’m proud of him for getting it done!


 

Total Weekly Mileage = 48.01Β miles

Total Boston Training Mileage = 92.19Β miles

Sunday Runday: Week of 11/28

 

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Monday, 11/28: Reunited with Moira today after almost 5 weeks apart! 7.8 miles (64ish minutes) flew by because we had a looooot to catch up on.

 

Tuesday, 11/29: 6 pre-class miles (54ish minutes) with some misty conditions. Surprisingly, there were a lot of people out and about at 6AM!

Wednesday, 11/30: Rest day.

Thursday, 12/1: 6 early morning miles before my OSCE for family medicine.

Friday, 12/2: 5 miles after my shelf exam with Moira and before Paint and Sip, my Christmas present from Moira from last year! We were afraid a year was going to go by withoutΒ getting to do it together!

Saturday, 12/3: 5 miles with Phil down to the river and back. Gonna miss this guy while I’m away for the next month again.

Sunday, 12/4: Rest day again and flew home!


Total = 29.8 miles

Not too shabby for only running 5 out of 7 days this week!