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Now on to the post…
My Current Positives & Negatives of Marathon Training Update:
1. Pretty awesome Speed Work (so far). This is kind of a shocker for me considering I have NEVER liked to go fast. I remember in high school being known on the soccer team for more of an endurance runner than a speed girl (aka why I played mid-field). BUT I think I have the girls below (and Carla in particular, who I like to trash talk with on Gchat about our 5K races) have help take my speedwork to a new level. Last week, I ran a 7:10 and 7:37 mile last week, and I don’t think I have seen 7s since maybe high school?
2. Biking. I am so happy to have biking back in my life. Also can someone else please get a bike so I don’t have to go on 50 mile bike rides by myself? Thanks in advance!
3. Swimming. I have a love/hate relationship with swimming. I love to swim, but I hate to swim laps. If I was playing Sharks and Minnows all day, I think my swimming skills would definitely improve, but unless I go back to summer camp I believe my days of Sharks and Minnows are sadly over. Tear. However, I would say the cross training is probably not a bad thing to add to my Marathon Training.
1. (Slow) Long Runs. My pace is much slower than when I was training for the NJ Marathon in the spring. Almost a whole minute slower than during the winter. Dorothy says I shouldn’t worry about this because people tend to run slower in the summer months (aka training in the heat)
2. Lack of blogging. This might seem like a strange negative, but I think that blogging helps me sort out my thoughts on my training. Lately, I haven’t had the time to blog. I honestly don’t know how other bloggers do it!? How do you write a post on MOST days of the week and have a full time job? No seriously, please tell me!! I could use the help.
COOL READS THIS WEEK:
1. Sponsorships & Olympic Athletes: I did not know about the Olympic “Rule 40″ but here is a great post explaining it. Very Interesting.
2. 19 Pieces Of Advice You’ll Need To Make It Through Your 20s. via Thought Catalog.
3. I finally paid off my $20 library fine (only took me two years), so yesterday I picked up this new Library Book: A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey by Chrissie Wellington