I got a new job
I ran a half marathon
I am training for my second full marathon
My little turned two
My big turned five
I enrolled in grad school
So, let’s start where we left off, shall we?
On March 20th I was stuck at an 8 mile block. That increased a little, I finally got into double digit runs again in April. I ran 13 three weeks ago, 11 last week and I am planning on 14 tomorrow.
I haven’t yet committed to a full marathon, but I am training like I have for one November 1st.
I finished my worst half marathon in July. It was so.damn.humid. I just… I just died. Even though I had run 11 the week before that, I started intervals at 7 miles that day. I was BAD.
To make matters worse, my time didn’t even show up, it looks like I DNF- I have the medal to prove I did though!
What I am doing to train… I am following my plan from last time around with some tweaks.. I just can’t fit anymore than 8 or 9 miles in on a work day unless I start running at 4 AM (NO.) Just by that fact alone, my mileage will be ever so slightly lower than last time.
I am going to be better about speed work this time. Right now, my second run of the week is speed work. I have been doing a 20 minute warm up and then intervals followed by a cool down. It has been difficult, but I know I need it if I want to get closer to the 4 hour goal time.
I got a new job. I had worked at my only job for 7 years, it was time. The industry (for profit education) has been struggling. Personally, I had been struggling…it was time. I now work at a College. Said college said I needed my Master’s Degree within a few years… so in the fall I start at Northeastern on my Master’s of Education focusing on Higher Education Administration. It is going to be a ROUGH 2016. That is the other reason I haven’t committed to the marathon yet. I am scared I will need my run time to be my grad school assignment time. I can’t see giving up running…I think I would rather give up sleep 😉
My little… is big
Wish me luck on my 14ish tomorrow…