First of all, many thanks to all of those who have already started to support me in my journey to training for my first marathon. While I won’t officially start marathon training until sometime in 2017, the excitement about Chicago most certainly fueled this past week of my Wine and Dine training. It gave me the motivation to push myself just a tad further during my weekday runs, as I’m trying to start pushing myself to run four miles during my weekday runs instead of my usual 5k to help me make the transition to marathon training. We had an unseasonably warm week (the high was in the 80s for much of the week), and since I much prefer being hot over cold it was very easy to push myself out the door to get my training runs in.
In addition to pushing myself to run further during the week, I also reached a major milestone with my stroller running. On Saturday I took little man with me for my long run for the week, and for the first time since I started running with the BOB I managed a sub 10 minute/mile pace!
Not only was this past week exciting because of my big marathon announcement, but it was also exciting because we hit the two week countdown until we leave for Disney World. I’m starting to work on our packing list (since all parents know that getting ready to travel with a baby is an adventure), and my hope is to get most of our packing done next weekend. We’ll see how well that plan goes!
Its hard to believe that I’m in the final stretch of my preparation to run my tenth half marathon. I’m putting the final pieces of my race costumes together and hope to share them with all of you soon!
Mon 10/17 – Rest day
Tues 10/18 – 4.00 mile run, 0.33 mile cool down walk, 15 minutes of strength training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Wed 10/19 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Thurs 10/20 – 4.00 mile run, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Fri 10/21 – Rest day
Sat 10/22 – 4.50 mile run, 0.22 mile cool down walk
Sun 10/23 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.40 miles (6.53 miles less than week 3)
Total Wine and Dine Mileage – 76.69 miles
QOTD: What was your source of motivation last week?