Fall weather has arrived, bringing with it an even deeper love of running. Wow that sounds so cheesy, but us runners all know what I’m talking about. Cooler temps, overcast skies, changing leaves, perfection. I love having the option of sleeping in a bit because there is no psychotic heat wave to try and avoid in the morning.
NYC Marathon Training (week 1)
NYC Marathon Training (week 2)
NYC Marathon Training (week 3)
NYC Marathon Training (week 4)
NYC Marathon Training (week 5)
NYC Marathon Training (week 6)
NYC Marathon Training (week 7)
NYC Marathon Training (week 8)
NYC Marathon Training (week 9)
NYC Marathon Training (week 10)
NYC Marathon Training (week 11)
NYC Marathon Training (week 12)
(Another photo from Europe…Vienna…because I still can’t get over my obsession with moving abroad.)
WEEK 13 (9/26/2016 – 10/2/2016)
Tuesday: 6 mile run (55:06 min @ 9:11 min/mi)
Thursday: 9 mile run (1:24:36 @ 9:24 min/mi)
Sunday: 14 mile run (2:08:33 @ 9:11 min/mi)
TOTAL = 29 miles
Thoughts: I’m so glad that my Europe adventures (and taking 11 days off from running) didn’t negatively impact my fitness too much. I won’t deny that I definitely felt more sluggish and challenged during every run this week, but my paces reassured me that I’m still on track with training. Instead of knocking out a super long run on Sunday, I chose to ease back into running with a shorter 14-miler. I’m having a hard time grasping that the marathon is a month away. Where did the time go?!? Peak week is fast approaching, obviously followed by the taper and then marathon!!! I’m so excited already.
In sadder news, I ended up missing the Wineglass Half Marathon this past weekend because I could not figure out transportation and lodging in time. I keep signing up for this race and bailing on it despite really wanting to run it, ugh. I hope that maybe next year is the charm?