MARATHON Training WK4 - Snow is a BUZZkill!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This marathon training is NOT going so well. I do NOT feel strong right now and I am hoping, sincerely that this will change as I have only finished week 4 and have many more weeks to go. I hope that is a good thing really because right now I am not feeling like the athlete I thought I could be when I decided to take this on...
The weather is getting me down big time. ALL I do is dodge snow. I am like the weather forecaster in my house looking at 18 hours of projected weather for my area trying to find out how I can somehow fit in my outside runs. I do have a treadmill. BUT I know that the treadmill is not the same as outside training so when possible I am trying to do just that. But when there is snow and the temps are so low that it hurts your face to go outside, than there is nothing you can do. It's rather depressing actually. Then my shin splint is still irritating me, not like a major hurt but it does not make me feel so great. And from what I understand, I could be looking at months of recovery for this stupid thing.
Anyhow, I am plugging along. My long run last week in which I insisted on going outside for sucked big time so I am adamant about getting my 12 miler in pronto this week #1. to get over my disappointment and #2. because who the h3ll knows what the weather will hold for the weekend so at this point I better get it in before I the snow beats me...
I HATE the snow!
Right now the snow and I are battling and I *seem* at least at this point to be winning. But I am not too sure how much longer I can keep up this fight and this crazy maneuvering that I am doing to keep up with my schedule. Especially as the long runs come up. Last year there was barely any snow, now THAT would have been the year to train but this year has been yucky.
I am not even sure anymore why I thought this would be a good idea. But the one thing that is a blessing and a curse with me is that if I commit to doing something, I will do it no matter what so since I have signed up for this marathon, I will do it no matter what...
Anyhow...stats for last week...hopefully this feeling shall pass
Monday - rest day
Tuesday - 6M pace run, treadmill, 55:24
Wednesday - 3M run outside, 11 degrees, 27:33, freezing and I don't even want to discuss the wind!
Thursday - 6M run, too d@mn cold, treadmill, 51:27
Friday - 3M run, treadmill 25:23
Saturday - dismal snowy run on the bike path, wrote a whole blog about how much this sucked and how bad I felt, 11miles, 1:43:24
Sunday - gym day, bicep workout and 30 minute stationary bike