Week Four of training is COMPLETE! Woohoo!
This week was actually my highest mileage week of training so far, which is odd for only running 38 miles. Most of my other Boston Marathon friends are doing 60-70 mile weeks! More power to them!!
I continue to use a lower mileage approach and cross train as much as possible. Hopefully this approach will get me through Boston and allow me to have FUN while running with my friends.
Hard runs this week consisted of 6 miles of hills (and these are HARD hills), and a 7 mile run with 4 at a faster pace (mid 7′s). The tempo run was on the treadmill due to stormy weather. *GASP* I am starting to really like the treadmill….
Our long run was 16 miles, and although I rested up and hydrated well the night before this race, I was still struggling. I think the hardest part of it was the cold wind on our faces. At least everyone in the group was hurting on this run and it wasn’t just me
I continued to have healthy eating habits this week, and didn’t drink much alcohol at all! This is definitely the healthiest I have been during a training session, and I have felt great. My energy levels are up and my cravings for sweets are decreasing! WIN!
Today I head to Florida for vacation. I will be gone through Sunday and hope to get in some great runsplorations to share with you. I am glad my week is a “recovery week”, because who knows how much training I will get in down there!
Have a great week, everyone! And thank you for your continued support throughout my training. I really appreciate it.
P.S. The Earbag giveaway was…Jasmine!!!