Rocking the baby biorn. Cool with a capital K.
But then, I realized that I have a race in 5 weeks – and proceeded to panic like I had overslept for a flight….to Hawaii….to be the lead photographer on a swimsuit calendar….where the swimsuits were invisible.
Shut up and Run recently went from just a normal blogger with a rather active colon to an interwebs super star with her internet meme of “Top 10 list of rules that she breaks”. I have to be honest, I really wanted to participate in this one. I thought to myself “I’m a badass, I have to break all sorts of rules!!"Chicks dig a bad boy. But unfortunately, while SUAR may be the Fonz, squealing tires in the parking lot, I am just a simple Alfalfa with a nerdy spike of hair in the back. I don't break any rules that are fun.
So, I decided to list of the things that I’m currently doing wrong for this marathon training plan. The list is larger than I thought.....
- 10% rule: That simple rule that says that you’re not supposed to increase your week over week mileage by more than 10%. Last week I ran 42.5 miles. I increased by 100% two weeks ago and 25% last week. So, either my legs are going to fall off, or I'm going to start racking up some huge mileage. Which brings me to.......
- Not ‘enough’ miles: I’m going to target a 3:15 marathon in Oklahoma city. Conventional wisdom says that I should really be running around 50 miles per week and drinking glasses full of raw eggs and kicking baby puppies to get myself conditioned to perform. I’m doing none of those. I need to buy more eggs.
- Testing out a new pair of shoes: I recently received a pair of sweet Pearl Izumi shoes from Outside PR. While I like them a lot, the experts say that you’re supposed to have your training shoes pretty locked down by now to avoid injury.
- Beer? Oh yes, I do that too: Jill is a certified coach and says that it does everything bad (dehydration, poor sleep patterns, illegitimate children). Fortunately, she hasn't made any mention to how it makes your baby makers small (since obviously – beer makes them bigger).
- I don’t mow the lawn: Still haven’t done that. There will be hell to pay.
Anyone else break the rules and know that they are doing it? I know that it isn’t ideal, but it’ll get me as ready as I can be for the race in the Midwest!