Welcome to Marathon Training Week 2!
Miles run: 26.67. Lost toenails: 1. EEEEEEEWWWWWW. (Hubby told me I should ask for a discount on my next pedicure.)
Really, this is more like week 10…I started to run more consistently back in April after weeks of R&R following my spring running assault. Then, I was given a 4 week “holding pattern” by my coach to keep me in shape until actual training began. That’s right – I was training to be in training. Thanks to the powerful online community with Another Mother Runner, I get the daily e-mail dolling out each days workout. No slacking.
And just for fun, my BRF (Best Running Friend – and yes, Amy, that is you) found the Run Selfie Challenge for the month of July. Each day of the month we have to upload a selfie of us doing something theme-related on our run. It helps keep my mind focused on something other than “running sucks,” “it’s the summer, I could be sleeping,” “running sucks,” “what kind of idiot trains for a marathon in July…in Miami…,” and “running f-ing suck.” So far I’ve run-selfied in pajamas, with a drink, on a playground, flexing, with my medals, and with my cat (ok, it was run with a dog day, so Tubby had to play stunt-cat.)
On the running side, not much to report other than boring running stuff: was able to get the required negative splits on Thursday, and nailed my 10-miler before breakfast on Saturday with my last 2 miles being the fastest of the day. And by fast, I mean…S.L.O.W.
It’s hard to believe that I can actually run slower than the usual 11:30 per mile Fat-Girl-Shuffle. I know that it doesn’t matter, just finish…beauty is on the inside….all miles are good miles…[insert other
bullshit inspiring memes here]. But it does kind of matter to me. Not that I’m comparing my time as an absolute number against someone else’s number, but I AM comparing my pace NOW to my pace THEN. And it’s going in the wrong direction. No one wants to work at some something for 4 years to get worse. Imagine trying to learn to play guitar, and after 4 years of practicing being told to play less notes – just play them over and over again. Ego killer, for sure.
But I’m sure I’ll get over the ego. I usually do. I’m a runner.
2 thoughts on “Dueces Wild”
Awww, cool! BRF! I love it. 🙂 The selfie challenge is so fun but I still need a selfie stick, LOL! I love our races together. I wish we could train together too because we would have so much fun. 🙂 I am so excited you are going to NY. WOOHOO! Enjoy it and don’t get too caught up on your time. The first one is an automatic PR!
Thanks, Chica! We need to start planning out next race soon!