Sunday, August 12, 2012

A GRRRRRREAT WEEK!

This week was a GREAT week of running! It's definitely been the best week in my running shoes I've had in months.

I've had a running log from my Runner's World subscription on my bookshelf for months. I have watched my, marathon/ultra running, Mother-In-Law fill hers out after running and thought it looked like a great way to keep track of my miles.

I had went back and forth between my Garmin 205 and the MapMyRun app on my iPhone during my runs this year. I went through and recorded all of my runs into the log. It was disappointing seeing blank spots where I know I should have been running, but instead came up with an excuse. Whether it was I was too tired, too busy or just downright lazy...I had an excuse. I will hit 200 miles tonight when I get in a VERY slow 3 miles to workout the soreness from my long run yesterday.

The past is behind me and I can't do anything to change it. I'm pressing on and setting my goal at 500 miles for the year. I figured up the milage for my half-marathon training and figure that I will be at 475ish miles when I finish the the half-marathon in November. So hitting 500 miles is a good goal for me....I may up it just to keep me motivated not too put on any weight during the holidays, but we'll see.

I watched my mother-in-law complete here first ultra-marathon yesterday. IT was an 8-hour race where you log as many miles as you can during the 8 hours. She had told me that once I finish my first half-marathon that I would catch the bug and be crazy enough to do a marathon, but I didn't. I still have no deep desire to do a marathon, but after watching the awesomeness of an ultra-marathon....I feel a twinge of craziness.

So I'm in the beginning stages of figuring out my running plan for next year....so far it looks like I'll be doing the Illinois half-marathon in the Spring and then no races until the ultra-marathon at the end of summer.

It was the sense of community and encouragement that have drawn me in. People encouraging and looking out for one another. It's an environment that appeals to me....the party after is also pretty appealing. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had an awesome week--you posted some great stats!

    Can't wait to follow your ultra journey! JP says you're going to love it--he's officially hooked!

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