Do you ever wonder what you did before … before we all became crazed with fitness, racing, and reaching new goals? I was running with my 14 year old on Wednesday and he made the comment that I had come so far. In what I thought? Both of my boys think I am crazy. This is not new to me. Heck even my husband thinks I am crazy! But here recently they have both expressed that I had gone beyond what they thought I would. Racing longer distances. Training with more focus. It made me think… what did I do with all of my time when I did not train? What would it be like to just come home and do ...nothing? To be honest I cannot imagine my life like that anymore. I even wondered if they wished I was like “most moms” and not do the things I do… but… then I realize this is me. This is who I am. And today I received a phone call from a friend who heard about the Century ride I did this past weekend from my son. She said that he was bragging about my accomplishment. Now how cool is that?!!
This week marked my first official week of training for the November MMTR. Back to a training schedule. I have tapped it on my bathroom mirror so that each day I can see what needs to be done.
Sunday: Long Run 8 miles ( 8:53 pace)
*side note: ran in HOT temps because I did not get my lazy butt out of bed to meet my friend at 7am. I paid for it when I ran at 10:30am instead)
Monday: Off (I actually took a 30 minute nap when I got off of work. Very out of the norm for me but nice)
Tuesday: 21 mile cycle (18.4 mph) / 3 mile run (not sure of pace)
*side note: this was supposed to be a recovery ride but the friend I was riding with was hammering it and I was not going to be dropped J.
Wednesday: 4 mile run (8:23 pace on treadmill)
Today I will run, upper weight, and then swim.
Super excited about Friday. This will be my first trail run at our local State Park in forever. Planning on 10 miles. Temps are somewhat better than last week but I still will prepare well and carry plenty of fluids. This will be a good measuring tool to see where I am currently at and what I need to address in the weeks to follow.