My allergies are still KILLING me, but today kind of rocked anyway.
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Then I found out that I won a Logitech sweepstakes I’d entered at BlogHer. I won a keyboard, mouse and $500 Visa gift card!! Since I use a laptop at home, I’m just going to have to pimp my desk at work.
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Sunday, it’s Meet the Press Monday, it’s time for me to recap the previous week of marathon training.
How is it Week 7 already?
I’m pretty happy with my training for last week. I only got in 4 out of 5 runs, but I had a terrible blister under my toe that made it nearly impossible to walk Friday night and Saturday morning, much less run, so I bagged that run. Those other 4 runs were pretty solid, though.
Monday: beautiful, glorious, sweet rest day
Tuesday: six miles at night
Wednesday: seven miles of hills in the morning. It figures I’m finally getting a little better about hill training now that my plan will start switching to speed work next week. I asked the lovely Meghan (who is an editor at Runner’s World) why the plan started that way. She said that the hills helped build strength without too much impact while you were still building up your mileage. Either way, I’m really excited to switch to speedwork next week. It’s just logistically easier than trying to figure out a route that includes hills.
Thursday: yay rest day
Friday: 16 miles before work. Still can’t believe I did that. I just uploaded my data from my Garmin, and I rocked an average pace of 9:38. Not the 9:09 I’ll need to break 4, but then, you’re not supposed to race your long runs anyway.
Saturday: Massive Blister From Hell/Cramps from Hell/Allergies from Hell.
Sunday: Beach run on the boardwalk in Margate with my friend Shannon. Still had terrible cramps, was congested and we left late, but 5 miles is 5 miles. And running somewhere new is always fun.
Bagging Saturday’s run means that I ended up 5 miles short of my plan’s 39 miles for last week. I’m bummed about that, but there’s no way I could have run on that aggressive blister, so it has to be okay. I’m just glad that I got a good long run in. This week’s goal: stick to plan. That’s all.
How’s your training going, and what circumstances do you feel necessitate skipping a run?