Marathon training - big miles - hill repeats - tempo runs - yoga - stretching - planks - push-ups....
"ain't life grand?"
(Before I go further or is it farther? i dunno, but let me just go ahead and apologize to my Mother and the teachers who read this blog. Obviously, if you have read this blog before, or if you have heard me speak, you have noticed the English language is not my forte.)
So today I begin week 2 of my 12 week marathon program.(1st time to do such a short program) I was greeted this morning with 60 degree temps. We had a day and a half cool front, at the beginning of Sept., and then NOTHING. In fact, last week, we had heat indexes at 100 degrees. The early tease of cool air intensified the fall fever in most of the runners in the Southeast. So today, I was "giddy" with fall excitement all day. I started the day with the most excellent run.
Last week 55 miles with a 16 miler on hills
This week 59 miles with an 18 miler
Next week 62 miles, with a marathon in Madison, MS, as a training run....a SLOW training run.
(well on my way to my new training goal of 3 - 70 mile weeks)
The next 8 weeks (before the taper) will be GRAND. I love the training, I love the cool weather, I love the racing, I love going after new training goals. I am not the best racer, but I am a strong trainer. When I am in "the thick of things" in my marathon training, it is, for me....
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
Other great things today.... lunch with my honey, while I worked today - the hubby cleaned the house. Sweet! Life is Good!