In the spring it is very easy for me to get caught up in racing. There seems to be an abundance of local races and I have a very hard time resisting the urge to run every single one of them. Last year at this time I think I did race just about all of them (including double races two weekends in a row) which may have contributed to my injury. This year I’m trying to be a little more selective but trust me- it’s tough!
With a 10k, a half marathon, and a marathon coming up within the next 4 weeks this week needed to be a solid training week. My main focus right now is the marathon on April 25 but I’m using the 10k (4/4) and the half marathon (4/11) as tune-up races. I will not necessarily be tapering for them but I do love throwing racing in with my training.
It’s been a while since I posted a training update so I thought I would squeeze one in before another plethora of race reports! Here we go:
|5:20 am run in the rain selfie
|We made it!|
Total for the week: 70
Definitely the highest mileage I’ve had since last April! It feels good to be healthy and able to get in some solid training. I will be taking tomorrow off and then I’ll get back after it next week.
And now for some random pics for the week…
I ordered some new Asics Gel Nimbus shoes and they arrived Tuesday. (Yes, they are BRIGHT pink!) Every time I get new shoes I remember this quote I read in Runner’s World a few years ago. This is a great article if you haven’t read it: A Few Rules to Run By
This is our family’s favorite restaurant. We go there almost every Wednesday night before church and I get chicken fajitas every single time!
My oldest son is one of the most creative kids I’ve ever known. He started writing a science fiction book series a year ago and he is finishing up his 9th book in the series now. The series is about a brother and sister who go on adventures (mostly in space). He writes and illustrates each one in great detail.
That’s all for now!! Hoping to have the Germantown Half Marathon race report up in the next few days. (Yes, that’s that race I ran two weeks ago but never got around to writing about!)