But as I am flying back from a long weekend in Miami at the moment it seemed like a perfect opportunity to catch up!
The past couple weeks have been hard. Running just isn't clicking for me at the moment. Every run so far has been done with a bit of feet dragging.
I am just TIRED.
All. The. Time.
I think my body is a bit over it all at this point in time. I was so ready to be done training and then, DNF at Hartford. The wind was taken out of my sails and I just can seem to get it back.
My mental state isn't exactly helping my physical performance either. Running just seems HARD. What's that all about? I am ready for one of those runs where it all clicks again and things fall together.
Hopefully during NYCM. Okay body and mind let's get on board with that as a plan. Thanks.
Along those lines. NYCM is going to be a training run. I have a time in mind that my coach thinks we should hit pace wise which on one hand should be totally doable (and a sweet PR) - but on the other I want to embrace every moment of New York. I already am emotional reading recaps and advice pieces that I want to be in the moment.
So what's been going on with me for the past two weeks since Hartford? Here is a brief recap:
Monday: 8 miles - 1 easy / 1 MGP or under
Tuesday: XT and strength
Wednesday: 10 mile negative split 5 easy 5 speedy
Thursday: 6.5 miles easy
Friday: rest (day off from work sick)
Saturday: rest again
Sunday: 12 miles morning / 3ish night
Monday: XT + strength
Tuesday: 11 miles - 6 x 1 mile repeats + 2.5 warm up and cool down
Wednesday: 6 miles easy
Thursday: 8 miles with 10 x 30 hard
Saturday: Miami Halloween Half + 2.5 miles
Sunday: Flywheel class + 4.5 miles + biking
Mileage is still up and will be taking it a little easy this week leading up to NYCM.
To be brutally honest, yes I am SO EXCITED for this marathon but on the other I just don't want to think about it. All the countdowns and such I am not taking part of. Considering how my running has been lately I am almost in hey lets just try to survive this marathon kind of mode.
So there we have it. I am sure I will soon enough get fully back on board. Pretty sure I will be caught up in marathon excitement.
But until then I am just taking each run as they come.