When we were in Tennessee, my mom gave me this sweet bracelet. It really captures all of my 2016 athletic achievements. I love how it was custom made for me- All World Athlete, and also has my IM Wisconsin time on a charm. The water bottle represents swimming, (it's not a beer bottle, lol) because there was no swimmer charm. I love it so much.
This week went ok. I imploded by the end of the week due to work and life, but redeemed it with my longest run this year on Sunday.
Monday- easy 4 mile run
Tuesday- easy 4 mile run, 8.25 mile cycle
Thursday- 2x1200's @ 5:00, 3x800's @ 3:20 for 7 miles total running
Friday- 6 mile run, 11.17 mile cycle
Saturday- rest- dehydrated/hungover
Sunday- 16 mile run, 21.8 mile cycle
I was really upset on Saturday morning that I couldn't run due to feeling super shitty- I had a few drinks Friday night and must have been dehydrated. Last week was awful for many reasons and all I can do is start the next week fresh and with a positive mindset. Ive only got 6 more big weeks left before taper- I just need to put my head down and do the work.
Goals and Stuff
I feel in much better shape than last year. 6:40 pace for my speed work feels much more comfortable than I would have thought- but that's just consistency. I remember early on how 400's @ 6:40 would leave my legs feeling sore for a few days, now after a speed sesh, my legs feel little to no soreness.
Sub 3:30 for Boston is still my goal. I'm feeling good.
I went to my favorite Chicago beer festival on Saturday- "Uppers and Downers." All the beer had coffee in it.
Meal planning is still going well. I made a pasta recipe out of my vegetarian cookbook to eat for a few days. Roasted peppers, balsamic, OJ and feta.
For lunch I made the white bean salad again out of Racing Weight.
No scones this week, although I do have a batch in the freezer to eat. For breakfast this week I'm eating toast with cottage cheese and apricot jam. Because, variety.
I really need to run outside. I don't know what my hangup is, but I need to run outside more.
Continuing to eat well, and drink less alcohol is also high on my list. I want to give the remainder of this training cycle a good solid effort, and I don't want it to be sabotaged by poor choices.
18 Days to go until March Madness Half
32 Days to go until Shamrock Shuffle
47 Days to go until BOSTON!