So just because I didn’t train for my Tri, does not mean I’m not serious about my training. If you’ve been here for a bit, you know that although I do like to have fun with my running; I do not take it for granted. I run. I run hard. I train. I train hard. All of my races including the Tri have been about preparing for my goal race, The Marine Corps Marathon. Everything else is just gravy.
That being said, don’t tell anyone but I’m starting to feel strong and confident in my training. I am by no means feeling cocky or like I could slack off at all. I’m also by no means thinking that this is going to be a cake walk. I’m just feeling good about it. I’ve had a good training week and today was a rest day. Who could ask for more.
Tomorrow, I have a 10 mile cut-down. I’m still trying to figure out when I’m going to fit it in my day. It’s going to be a hard run. It’s going to be a fast run. But believe it or not, I am excited to be attempting to tackle it. I will give it my all and then some. So what exactly am I doing tomorrow?
1 mile warm up @ 11:00
2 mi @ 10:05-9:55 (+/- 5secs)
2 mi @ 9:55-45 (+/- 5 secs)
2 mi @ 9:40-30 (+/- 5 secs)
2 mi @ 9:10-20 (+/- 5 secs)
1 mile cool down @ 11:00
Doesn’t that sound fun?
I didn’t think so either, but it does sound like a challenge.
I do love a challenge.
If that isn’t enough,
It will be followed by hopefully 18 miles on Monday.
Yup, I’m in the thick of it now.
There is no time to step back because there are only 35 days left.
No time to back down.
No time to not give it all I’ve got.
Goodluck on your long run tmrw. That’s great that you are feeling strong and confident in your training. There is nothing wrong with that.