30 days to Rocket City Marathon - yay and yikes at the same time!
1. after the record wkly and monthly mileage......you can guess it....I got sick.
2. thankfully, not feel bad sick, but morning coughing that made me paranoid to train sick
3. 75 miles one wk......22 the next wk - good recovery, I suppose.
4. thankful that I did not feel bad, just each morning about 10-20 min. of coughing
5. apples, orange juice, green tea, rest, SLOW runs, airborne
6. Thurs pm - leave for Gulf Shores, AL(one of my favorite places) for the weekend.
7. Fri - supposed to be off work, but ended up on the computer all day, but I had this view - not a bad office view!
9. Sat. - I headed to Mobile, AL to run a super fast 5k/10K course - probably my favorite.
10. Senior Bowl 5k - 42 degree start - finally some 5k racing weather.
11. Race starts, mile 1 - can't believe I can breathe at 1 mile and legs feel good. 7:38 (never feel great, at 1 mile, when it's hot and humid)
12. Run Ginny Run!
13. Try to pick it up a little, but nervous about racing and "the cough" - still have a marathon to train for.
14. mile 2 - 7:33 - go for it!
15. mile 3 - still feeling good - 7:19 - well as good as one can feel in the 3rd mile of a 5k
16. .1 - :50
17. 3.12 - 23:25 official - 23:20 Garmin
19. The good things - negative split run, not 100% today, and only 19 seconds off my pr. Sweet!
20. Finally, I'm confident about a better marathon - I believe in the McMillan predictions
That's why I've been working so hard on getting my 5k times down because I know my 5ks times need to be mid 23 to be in the ballpark for a good marathon time. I need the speed and endurance, to do well in the marathon.
21. I think I may have 2 more chances this fall to go for a pr in the 5k - only if the weather is ideal, will I go for it. (ideal for me = COLD)
22. Hubby fished another redfish tournament this weekend. The IFA Redfish Championship in Orange Beach, AL He and his partner, Jay won the championship.
Hubby's been working hard for this for several years. So proud of him!
We talk often about the parallels of his love and work at fishing, and my love and work at running/marathoning. We are lucky to both have hobbies we love, and we understand each others passion for the sport.
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23. After the championship on Sunday - we left Gulf Shores and went to Covington, LA for the night. We stayed and visited with Chad's uncle and his wife, such natural hosts. Thanks Gaye and Mike! (wish I had that ability.) Monday we left Covington and drove 11 hours to Corpus Christi , TX.
23. arrived at 5:30 pm
24. Monday night - after the 11 hours drive - stepped off the treadmill at 9:00 pm, after running 9 miles. I went to the Corpus Christi Athletic Club. At least I was entertained with DWTS on the TV.
25. Tues. am - up at 5:00 to start running at 5:30 - run 10 miles, shower, and back in the truck for the drive back to Covington.
26. while I was running along the bay at Corpus, Chad was picking up his new boat.
27. back to Covington, and then HOME at 11:00 pm. Home Sweet Home!
28. up at 5:15 am to go drop Jen for her 20 mile run, and then go for my 6 mile run.
29. yoga @ 10:00 am - so needed this after all the riding and running, and I've missed the last 2 wks
30. catch up the rest of the day, and update the blog tonight. Now REST!
Up next - Pensacola half marathon on Sunday, and watch my cousin, Laura, finish her first full marathon. (weather is not going to be ideal for me, but I will go into it, to "race it", if it's not a pr day, I will "shut it down", and use it as a good tempo run for my marathon training.)