I can't believe I went this long without posting! I've been trying to get caught up after being sick, and sometimes after doing hours of grad work on the computer, the last thing I want to do is look at the screen for one more minute. But I plan to resume my normal blogging and blog stalking now. I miss all my blog friends. Here's what's been going on with my marathon training.
My bronchitis seems to be gone (knock on wood) - YAY! I did a 13.75 mile run on Saturday, and it was really tough. I was having trouble keeping up with my friends that I normally run with easily.
Maybe another reason I haven't posted was that I was waiting for a good run, really all my runs this week have been duds. I guess that's what happens when your lungs still aren't 100% but I feel slow and lame. My 5 mile "easy" run Monday felt waaay too hard and was ridiculously slow.
Things are slowly looking up though, I did 800 mile repeats on Tuesday, and felt like I was going to die, but I kept thinking "is this normal feeling like I'm going to die, or do I feel MORE like I am going to die than normal?". It's an important question. I still haven't figured it out.
Any muscle that I don't use for running has completely atrophied and is now a ball of useless fat. All my hard work with Jillian's 6 weeks to 6 pack abs is slowly coming undone. I did Jillian Micheal's No More Trouble Zones yesterday, and if you've never tried that DVD, it will make you cry and curse at the TV.
The last time I did it was 2010 so I knew it would be tough, but it felt good (afterwards). My abs are totally feeling it today, which is a bit disappointing, because they are supposed to be in great shape.
I just finished a 6 mile tempo run, which I am super excited about because I haven't done a tempo run in....3 weeks? And that was my 8 miles of misery. As you may have heard from Al (Roker) the Northeast is getting hit with massive rainstorms.
I really considered running in it, but I feel Mother Nature and I have battled enough this winter. So I wimped out and hit the treadmill. I did 4 miles at tempo pace, the first 3 about 8:30 and the last one at 8:13! I feel like I might be back in action.
I have actually had a social life this week (one that doesn't involve the DVR and the couch) and I think I'm going to post about it later!