You’ve all heard of the C25K (couch to 5k) programs, right? I’m sure “Cee Two Five Kay” has saved the running world hours of unnecessary speaking/writing over the years. Efficiency people! Save that energy for your next run.
Well after a week of serious brainstorming and mental exhertion, I came up with a nickname for my 5 Weeks to Marathon plan. It’s probably going to blow your mind. Before you feel all down on yourself like “I could never come up with something as creative as that”, please remember that I am a classically trained marketing professional and do hold a degree that entitles me to such talent.
Brillz, I know.
On to today’s main feature. How did week one go?
Llet me explain PPD before somebody calls the LA Marathon and tells them I’m too much of a weenie to run their race :
I’ve had a bit of a tender hamstring since Wednesday’s yoga class – I’m not sure if I told you or not but I’m a pretty rockstar yogi and I apparently pushed (what I’m sure was one of the super advanced poses) a little too far. Thursday’s 7 miles were lovely but left it a little aggravated, so I moved the 15 miler to today (Sunday) and babied it all weekend.
Pinky swearsies that’s why I bailed on Saturday’s group run with SkinnyRunner&Friends. It really wasn’t the 80% chance of precipitation that California’s “HUGE WINTER STORM” was threatening with.
Now, as a Midwesterner I can tell you about some f’ing storms. What season are we talking – Winter? Black ice & horizontal sleet? Frozen waterlines? Shoveling the same driveway 5 times a day? How bout some good ol fasioned Summertime tornado chasin? Springtime thunder/lightning storms with enough electricity in the air to make your hair stand on end?
Apparently to Southern California, a “Big Effing Winter Storm” = 3 days of off-and-on rain and temps dipping into the high 50’s.
I say high 50’s sounds like perfect running weather. I’m gonna go chug some FRS, smash a snickers, and go knock out Long Run #1 of 5W2M! (Is it catching on yet?)
* * * What does everyone say to a little giveaway to celebrate the coming-out of OUa(L)? I promise not to try and bake anything… * * *