Happy time change everyone!
I’m not even upset that it’s Monday morning and we lost an hour of sleep because of the extra daylight in the evenings.
I’ve been using the whole “it’s too dark” as my excuse for MONTHS on why I haven’t been running more so time to cut the B.S. and get serious about this whole marathon training thing.
For those of you who have been using the same excuse for why you haven’t been motivated to work out after work or don’t have time…sorry but it’s officially time to get things going!
#noexcuses #justresults #summeriscoming
Marathon Training Update:
Anyway, some exciting news…
I am thrilled to say that on Sunday I ran the farthest I’ve ever ran in my life (14.5 miles) at a pretty decent pace too! In my March Marathon Training Plan I was only supposed to run 13 miles but my body and mind felt strong and I pushed it! Slow and steady but I did it.
Maybe it was the gorgeous Spring scenery along the trails at Lake Hodges up in Escondido that distracted me enough to forget about the pain? Who knows but I’m pretty darn proud of myself!
I only ended up running 2 times last week…my long run and then some interval work over at Lake Miramar. I was determined to make those 2 runs count so I was pleased to see some of these splits on my 5 mile run.
I know adding intervals to my training plan in addition to my long (slow) runs is going to help me tremendously.
This weekend I have the Hot Chocolate 15k (roughly 9 miles) so it will be really good practice to run at “race pace” instead of plotting along on the trails haha. Also, since it’s going to be light enough after work for me to fit some runs in (FINALLY) my goal for this week is going to be to run 25 total miles.
- Monday: REST!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Tuesday: 3 easy miles + yoga
- Wednesday: yoga
- Thursday: 8 miles
- Friday: 5 miles
- Saturday: yoga
- Sunday: 9 miles (Hot Chocolate Run at race pace)
Are you as thrilled as I am about this whole time change?
Have you been using the lack of daylight as an excuse to not workout?
How do you plan on sweating this week?