Before you begin reading, know that this post is like many (most) of my posts–rambling with really no deep thought or takeaway.
With that said…
Well, two training runs down. A sh#t ton more to go. This is going to be one, long training season. And damn it, I couldn’t be more excited! Really.
Sarah and I rocked out a nice mile run this evening in just under an hour and a half, and I realized that it will definitely be these medium-long runs that prove to be my biggest challenge. More than anything, I’ve typically lacked the motivation. I’m generally a 3-4 days per week and 30 miles/week + speed work type of runner. But I decided to go hardcore for the Chicago Marathon and try a more aggressive plan that builds up to as much as 55 miles/week. So as we look to eat out less and spend less money in general, I think this plan is going to work. I just need to buckle down, focus and make it through the Wednesday/Thursday runs of 9+ miles, and I’ll be fine. It’ll be a day-to-day challenge, but I’m ready for it.
So, my schedule this week includes 32 miles total and looks like this:
- Monday – 7 mi w/ 10×100 strides
- Wednesday – 9 mi
- Thursday – Lifting
- Friday – Lifting (morning) and 4 mi (evening)
- Saturday – 12 mi
And, while the following has no relevance to running, these MVP commercials are my favorites right now, so I wanted to make sure everyone had a good laugh.