As much as I want to go run the Georgia Half Marathon on March 18th with Kim & Elizabeth and see Kia, I can't miss my friend's 40th birthday. No go.
Even though it would have been a blast and super low cost with a free plane ticket, my bff only turns 40 once and I won't get to be with her on my 40th next month, so we'll celebrate together in March.
Today is cold (for us, 35 degrees F), clear, and sunny - stunning. The snow-capped Olympic Mountains are out in full force and I wish I could show them to everyone out there but my camera just won't do them justice.
It rained miserably most of this week, which made this wimp hit the treadmill for training runs. I really struggle with the treadmill because I get bored and hot. That said, it is nice to play games with paces and times as I run.
Marathon training Week 3 is nearly complete with just some strength work and my 11 mile long run to go:
- Monday - Ran 2 miles with 15 minutes of barefoot and did some core strength work.
- Tuesday - 5 mi run with middle 3 miles as harder effort.
- Wednesday - Rest/XT day so I tried ZUMBA for the first time. IT WAS AWESOME. I'm definitely going to be trying to fit this Wednesday lunchtime class in whenever my work schedule will allow. I think it will help my core a bit, lift my mid-week spirits, and improve my coordination! Plus, I think it was good to get my body moving in different planes/dimensions than it's used to.
- Thursday - 6 miles with negative splits every two miles. This one was fun, run using a random hill treadmill program. My 2-mile splits were 19:27, 17:50, and 17:18. I had hoped to get down to 16:00 for the last 2 miles but I was overheating too much as it was.
This was my Week 1 hilly long run route that kicked my butt. This time, I'm ready for those hills at the end, bitches!