Now that I’ve finished this, it seems to have turned into a Three Things Thursday. Hop along over to Redhead Running, the creator of 3ThingsThursday, and give her some mid-injury love. She’s been relegated to using a vibrator to help her broken leg heal. (She called it a “bone stimulator”, but I’m not buying it.)
Recently, I was asked by a friend of a friend to put together a training plan for the New Years Double marathon in Dallas, Texas. What is the New Years Double marathon, you ask? It is a New Years Eve / New Years day combination that offers double 5Ks / Half Marathons / Marathons. It was pretty cool to put together what is basically a coaching plan for the double marathons even though I’ve never done it myself. Now, based on my current training schedule, I’m essentially TRAINING to do it, but that doesn’t mean that I’m
|I’ve tried milking her for hours |
and haven’t received a drop!
I am happy to say that after a mentally PAINFUL rest day (I think I’m addicted to running) and a light recovery day afterwards I was able to run 12 pain free miles today at a rather uptempo pace. When I had 4 miles to go, I received the dreaded “battery low” warning from my Garmin so I cranked out a few 7:10 min miles to try to get back before it died.
ZOMG IT IS FALL!!!?!??!!1111!!!!1!!1!1!1
Actually, I’m looking forward to testing my theory about hot weather training. I’m hoping that pushing through the hot temperatures will now afford me a few heart beats lower (due to lower dehydration / blood thickening, lower blood pressure, and lower blood usage for cooling). Even a 5 to 10 beats per minute lower will translate into 10 seconds a mile. . . .which is 3 or 4 minutes over the marathon distance. I’m making a mental list of the things I would do for 5 minutes faster on a marathon course. Believe me, the list is not pretty.