Shamrock Marathon Training: Week 15

This was a good week! I think it helped me to know that this was the last big week of training before taper!

Training for:
Shamrock Marathon
Virginia Beach, VA
March 19

Goal: 
sub-4:00


Week 15
(2/20-2/26)

Shamrock Marathon Training: Weeks 12-14

I have fallen really behind on my Shamrock training recaps, and I have gone back and forth on whether I even want to post them or not, but I think that I do. Rather than breaking up the 3 weeks I've missed in separate posts, they're all rolled together here. In the last 3 weeks I've:
  • run two 20-milers;
  • run almost 100 miles (97.3);
  • gotten sick;
  • skipped a run for the first time during this training cycle (8 miles);
  • run my longest weekday run (10+ miles after work!);
  • joined a tri club; 
  • registered for two races (Kinetic Half Ironman and Mountains of Misery century ride - more on my races this year soon!); and
  • ridden my bike outside! For fun! 
Maybe I'll get back on track and post them regularly, or maybe I won't, but for now I'm caught up!

Training for:
Shamrock Marathon
Virginia Beach, VA
March 19

Goal: 
sub-4:00


Shamrock Marathon Training: Week 11

This week was my first "race" of this year, and I put that in quotes because it was a timed run but not billed as a race, per se, so I'm never exactly sure what to call it. I really should have treated it more like the training run that it was rather than a race, and I learned the hard way how important pacing is!

Training for:
Shamrock Marathon
Virginia Beach, VA
March 19

Goal: 
sub-4:00

Week 11
(1/23-1/29)



Shamrock Marathon Training: Week 10

This was a really off week for me - being in DC, Obama's last days in office and the impending inauguration really hung over like a dark cloud, and it was hard not to feel sad and anxious this week. I stuck to my running this week, which is good considering that's my priority right now, but I really slacked on swimming and biking. I swam once, and I didn't get on the bike at all. I just wasn't in the mood to push myself this week, and there was a lot going on. Not the week I intended to have, but it's not every week that my favorite president leaves office and I have a weekend visitor and I march through DC with hundreds of thousands of people, so I think it's okay that it wasn't the most normal of weeks workout-wise either. I've been on track before and I'll get on track again.

Training for:
Shamrock Marathon
Virginia Beach, VA
March 19

Goal: 
sub-4:00