Kristy got her BQ today! She was aiming for 3:45 and got 3:43:46! BQ! BQ! BQ! Congrats!
I am feeling GREAT today. No residual soreness or tweaks or anything from yesterday’s 20 miles. I felt like I could run, but I was a good girl and just went on a 35 minute power walk and did pilates.
I really want to get marathon goal nailed down soon so that I can visualize and prepare mentally. I have a number in mind, just need to talk with coach and figure things out. I think I’m faster than I think I am, I’m just struggling with going out slower (more in line with my original goal) and kicking it in and maybe arriving close to the faster/new goal, or going out at the faster/new goal pace and maybe not being able to sustain it and then ending up in the same place that I would have if I started out slower. The difference would likely be in how I feel. I feel like going out slower then kicking it in and negative splitting would FEEL better. Ya know? We’ll see.
Twin Cities Week #11 Recap:
Miles run: 52.2
Cross: biking 20 minutes; walking 2.5 hours
Weights: 1 time (uggg, wanted to do more but the week slipped away from me!)
Pilates: 4 times (yeah!)
- M: 10k (7:26 pace; PR baby!); 1.8 miles warm up/cool down
- T: 5.2 miles (9:19); bike 20 minutes; weights
- W: 10 miles (8:15); pilates
- Th: 9 miles (w/ 6x800m and 4x400m); pilates
- F: pilates
- Sa: 20 miles (maybe 8:30ish pace?)
- Su: pilates; power walk
In other exciting news, my daughter told me that you can kind of see a 6 pack on me now. (And I’m not talking about Bud Light!). Guess the pilates are paying off. I’ve also lost about 3 pounds, not necessarily deliberately, just by sort of being back in Operation Spin Dry.
3 more weeks til race day!