I haven’t written about running much because I can’t even get caught up on honeymoon recaps, let alone daily (ahem, semi-daily) activities like working out. Plus I don’t have any earth-shattering tips, times, or breakthroughs that are worthy of your time, soo…
But we are less than a month from the Long Beach Marathon, which I guess isn’t that exciting when your training plan is only 46 days long, but it seems monumental nonetheless.
So here’s a super quick recap of the last 2.5 weeks. Because once upon a time (Lime) this was a running blog, and I’m sure you’re dying to hear how the grueling OUaL pretend training plan has been going.
- “Speed work“ – I’ve been running my mid-week runs pretty fast. Mostly because the beach path is always full of jackoffs and I just want to be away from them, but also because it’s kind of fun to go fast.
- “Long runs“ – Have been pretty awesome (once I got my pacing down after that ugly first long run). I’ve been in a good place mentally for them – confident but realistic, and enjoying the challenge rather than dreading the pain/boredom – which is the only rationale I can come up with for why these haven’t absolutely blown balls. I’m sure I just jinxed myself, so we’ll see how 19 go on Thursday.
- Scheduling – I manage to do what I’m told about 12% of the time. This week I’ll be doing my 19 miler Thursday night after work, since there’s no way in hell I’m doing it in Ohio the morning of the Jason Aldean concert. (only because Corntown isn’t even 19 miles around, and running laps around an ENTIRE TOWN is kind of daunting) I’m not sure why I ever waste my time drawing up a schedule in the first place.
- Ice, Stretch, Cross Train, Lift – Ummm. I plead the fifth.