|GAME F**ing OVER MAN!!!!! Yeah, slight panic.|
I tend to ruminate about the training cycle while tapering and contemplate what I managed to pull off despite horrid weather and general malaise and what I really botched.
|This was last week.... Yeah.|
-The past 7 weeks, no workouts missed or screwed up
-I have seen consistent improvement in my fitness and speed
-I felt very positive, no whining, procrastinating or avoiding. I just DID my runs.
-Totally decent 20 miler at Eastern States
-Every week had speed, mid length run at base, hill work, super easy day and a long run. Boom.
-Staying uninjured. Yes, complete win.
-Singing. I scare these chickens down the road by singing to them. You're going down FOR REEEAAALLLLL, ya chickens.
-Hydration. For the first time even I believe I have my act together in the hydration department. It only took 3 weeks of feeling disgusting for me to pick up a glass of water and drink it. (more than like, once a day that is.) Go me, much health.
-EATING. I seriously ate so much. WIN.
-Shoes. LOVE the Hoka Clifton's and no, I'm not getting paid to say that....
-Most long runs! the mileage was fine but I felt like the junk queen of crap mountain
-Long runs with an attempt to create the hill profile of Boston. Nope. NOT AT ALL.
-Serious, half marathon pace speed or better. HA HA HA NO NO. Oh well.
-Any kind of cross training. However, I did not expect to do any. I'm not super human...
So here I am 4 days out with legs that are cooperating and ready to get me to the finish. I'm glad that I was able to dedicate some hours to good training this Spring, and I'm also glad to be feeling happy about running and not burned out. Good balance!
I don't have a specific finish time in mind, 3:40 would be great but might be a lofty goal after the #manychallenges of the winter. Thus far, the forecast looks good.