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Marathon Training WK4 - IN Training Shirt TOO

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Last week's running went well, I went back to my usual schedule and the weather was actually fairly decent for my long run on Saturday. Friday night though I came down with some sort of cold symptoms which made for a dismal aftermath on Saturday's run. I ended up taking DayQuil for most of the day which made me woozy but I still did it! The only thing that I did not do which was really disappointing is that I did not get my sorry butt to the gym on Sunday for my cross training day. I have excuses for that namely that DH ended up working yet again unexpectedly on Sunday which did not leave much time and then before you knew it, it was time for SuperBowl. I had family over and all that but since I have been fighting to get back on track, my eating did not go overboard and I think that I am finally starting to see the scale move in the right direction. However, this is now like 4 or so weeks which is a serious reminder that those times in which I think that it is okay to just slack and eat junk it is so not worth it when it takes this long to get the d@mn pounds off, note to self: be not so stupido in the future.

Highlight of my training is I got in my bright orange KeyBank Marathon IN TRAINING running shirt in the mail and it was worth the $18 that I spent! It definitely put a little umph in my step on Saturday and I will be sure to wear it for each of my long runs during my training. Have to take a pic soon but I have to bug DH to do it and it seems he works every Saturday morning now too. *sigh* Notice: theme about this unexpected weekend work - but hey, at least he is gainfully employed.

Anyhow, sticking to the boring routine of this blogging action, here are the stats and goal accountability:

Week 4
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - 6.5 mph, treadmill run
Wednesday - 57 minutes, garmin died but proud as it was snowing!
Thursday - 3M run outside, 26:40
Friday - 3M run treadmill, 25:22
Saturday - 13M, 1:54:09, not bad at all!
Sunday - OFF, should have been a gym day :(

WK4 RESULTS
#1. At least 3 of 5 scheduled runs should be outside, no matter how cold it is - YES, proud too due to snow day
#2. Use food scale all this week and track portions - YES, helpful too
#3. Prepare thoroughly for "meeting" taking place tomorrow, remain calm and poised - YES
#4. Finish DS#1 bathroom - NO, have to sand and paint
#5. Eat my green veggies 2 cups (measure it) for lunch and dinner - YES
#6. Try a Sparkrecipe this week - NO, no excuse either
#7. Do a new route for long run this week - YES, ran to a land I have never gone before :)

WK5 GOALS
#1. Gym day this Sunday NO.MATTER.WHAT!
#2. Go to the running store, need a new fuel belt and knee thingie
#3. Ice after long runs
#4. Sunday dinner make it healthy
#5. This Saturday, salad for lunch, bonus points if it is pretty
#6. Weigh in on Sunday, for some reason I avoid the scale on Sundays to rationalize poor eating
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MBTEPP 2/6/2014 8:27PM

    You are rocking your training socks off! You look committed, and getting strong. Good luck going forward.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 2/6/2014 2:21PM

    Looks like you had a good training week..even with the missed x-training.
You in training shirt sounds awesome...definatly need a picture of it in next blog!!

You'll rock your week 5 goals.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 2/6/2014 1:39PM

    You are doing what you can when you can.

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MARGARITTM 2/6/2014 9:48AM

    We are at the same week with our marathon training....good to read your update...... will be looking forward to the next one.


Glad you got the shirt - motivation is key (I think) tough winter for runners.

Go get em!

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BOILHAM 2/6/2014 9:24AM

    The in training shirt is a great idea. I like it. Also, love the stats on week 4 you are doing very well. You will rock your marathon with the great stats you have already.
Thanks for commenting on my marathon blog, too. Yes, I try to smile for the camera, but I'm still pretty beat!
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MBSHAZZER 2/5/2014 5:39PM

    ROCKSTAR!!! Way to kill that long run! I am happy your weather is cooperating and you are not consigned to the TM. Glad to hear you are feeling nice and enthused about your training!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am enjoying the rest!

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