Last night, I had dinner with one of my Internet BFFs, Valerie. We’ve been following each other on Tumblr for years now and g-chat daily, so it’s hard to believe that this is only the second time I’ve met her in real life. (The first: last summer.) She’s training for the Disney marathon, and I’m really excited for her.
She was in NY for a wedding this weekend, so we got together for some sushi.
I started with seaweed salad, which I’m addicted to as of late.
I had a spicy tuna roll, which did not photograph well at all, and we split an ebi shrimp roll.
Moving on to the running portion of this post…
I was hard on myself in my recap last week.
This week, I had a pretty busy week, so I’m just happy to have gotten most of my miles in.
Tuesday: Had my personal training session and REALLY didn’t want to run my scheduled 5 after, so I ran 3. It was better than nothing, I reasoned.
Wednesday: Slept late, worked late and didn’t have it in me to run late.
Friday: Had 4 miles planned, ran 4 miles. (WOOOO.) I started inside and then moved it outside and was happy to get a run in before getting on a bus.
Saturday: Had a great 15-miler with Amanda and Alex. I stopped my Garmin for a minute or two while not feeling well and ended up being a little short of the distance. I got back to the hotel at 14.5 miles and turned around to run another .25 out and back to even out to 15. “You know you’re a marathoner,” Amanda said, “when you’re not content to have just run 14.5 and you need to get your extra .5 in.”
[photo via Meghann]
Sunday: Did the HLS fun run for about 3 miles. Sat on a bus for 4 hours and realized when I got home that I was 7 miles short of my mileage goal (36 miles) for the week. While I was happy that I’d gotten all 5 days in, I wasn’t happy with my mileage, and I decided to go out for a second run of the day of 5 miles. For approximately 2.5 seconds, I considered doing the 7 but knew that would require far more energy than I had left. Five miles I could do–approximately 50 minutes and I’d be home. I was tired, but I’m proud of myself for pushing through to get it in.
I ended up with a total of 34 miles–slightly short of my goal of 36 but more than last week’s 32, so I’m okay with it.
I’m going away this weekend, so my big goal is to get my runs in on Saturday and Sunday, no matter what. That’s it.
How was your week of training?