It's been an interesting ride with my Coach. I keep having to ask her if I'll be ready for this upcoming marathon. Four weeks away, and no recent 20 miler!!! But she says I'm ready.
I did a lot of Saturday and Sunday long runs. Lots of cross training during the week. And now I'm focusing on getting my Quads strong as the course is all downhill. Hard to find hills in Chicago to train on, but they have a man made one on the lakefront. So this past Saturday I ran up and down it for 2 3/4 hours. Hope that counts!!!
My weight stays the same, but I'm tightening up. I've gotten real tired of watching the calories (or Points--25 nurses at work have joined Weight Watchers, so the meeting is at our office!) I joined in with the group.....but I'm not behaving!! I'm supposed to get 7 points for my workout days, but the leader says we can't take more than 4!! What's up with that???!!! I'm hungry, damnit!
So I'm rebelling from the "diet" and just eating healthy (well, don't count the animal crackers I like to munch on late at night!)
I guess I'll just stay a size 8---cant complain about that now, can I???
I've gotten a small group of runners to continue on from the half marathon training program. We do monthly pot luck dinners, and now we started a book club. First book is, "Eat, Pray, Love" (my suggestion). Four are coming with me to Tucson to do the half marathon. I'm loving this!!!
I entered races in 2004, after years as a casual runner. Loving the marathon level of running, I now have entered the "dark side" -- ultrarunning. I DNF'd at my first 50 miler, only doing 40 miles. But I hit it in 2009! I am now a legit Ultrarunner!!