Here we are, March 1st already. Another week down, another month down, another one bites the dust. The time seems to be going by faster as we get closer to April. Either that or it just goes by faster as you get older? We celebrated the 5th birthday of our Princess at home this weekend and it's just unreal. At best, I think I've got 4-6 months before our oldest son Corbin is bigger than me at the age of 14.
I'm sort of in that period where I feel like I want to hurry up and be done with the training and get on with the race, but at the same time, I feel like I could use more time just to be safe. It's a feeling that I am more familiar with during each tax season. As big deadlines apporach, I think to myself, "only XX more weeks", but at the same time I'm thinking "only XX more weeks". Too much time, but not enough. This year I thought I would put a self imposed deadline of April 10th for tax filing purposes so as to not be working like mad right up until the day before we leave for Boston, but that may not happen. I'm sure I'll be hammering away up until the 15th.
On a similar note, I registered two weeks ago for the Chicago Marathon wich fall on 10/10/10 this year, 5 days before my biggest tax deadline of the year and even more stressful that April 15th. What in the world where the organizers of these two races thinking when they scheduled these?
A huge thanks goes out to everyone that has shown their support for me in the B2BS Challenge and on my FaceBook page. Some funds started rolling in last week as well and that is awesome. I can honestly tell you that you will all be in my thoughts in Boston and Big Sur pushing me through to the end, especially Big Sur when my body will be screaming at me to stop and my brain will be asking if we hadn't just done this six days ago.
As for this weeks training, here it is:
2/22 - Rest
2/23 - 11 mile Tempo run with 6 in the middle @ 6:31 pace
2/24 - 6.5 mile recovery on TM @ 9:15 pace
2/25 - 6.8 miles with 4/1200m intervals at 5:31 pace
2/25 - 4.8 TM run with hill repeats 10x10 secs @ 12mph @ 12% incline
2/26 - 6.0 easy @ 7:42 pace
2/27 - 20.91 Long run with miles 11-20 @ Goal marathon pace of 6:21
2/28 - 5.0 mile recovery on TM @ 8:48 pace
61.1 Total miles for the week and finished February with 248 miles.
Sunday's long run with the 10 GMP miles gave me some confidence 7 weeks out. The 6:21 was about 4 seconds a mile faster than goal, but I wasn't off by much. I'd rather miss this to the low side than high. They felt pretty good, a bit difficult, but great for my confidence to run those splits deep into the long run.
That's it for now, too much work to do. Take care and I hope everyone has a great week.