Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wrapping Up Week Three

Week Three of Marathon training is in the bag. I primrily stuck to the schedule. I'm still feeling weak on the cross-training front, and I really feel like if I don't get on top of that, I'm going to regret it in October.

I also want to get on the weight training bandwangon. There has always been a race or some other event coming up that I didn't want to be sore for. I had planned on starting last week, and it just didn't happen. The sad part about that is that I have a complete gym at my house. It's not even like I have to go anywhere. Darrell does his share of weight training.

Welcome to the Gun Show...

And he is great at motivating me. I have wanted to work out with him but our schedules haven't permitted it. Boo.

I did not meet up with the Team in Training Crew yesterday morning. The trailhead where we were scheduled to meet is a bit of a drive and we were feeling the affects of Tropical Storm Barry. I received a few emails saying they were running regardless of the rain. Quite truthfully, I hate wet feet. True it may rain during my race, and I should be prepared for it, but I really didn't want to drive and then run in the rain. I clipped off the scheduled six miles on the tredmill.

The mile tracking blog What's a Few Miles Among Friends? is up and running. Check it out and if you want to get on board, it's not too late. Look at the first post to see how you can be added to this fun little blog!

I mentioned that my office was moving - my mid-week cross training for last week. Our new building isn't quite ready yet so since Wednesday I have been working from home and that will continue through at least this coming week. Between zero commute time and the kids on summer vacation I have been able to get in some extra sleep and maintain my running schedule. I could really get used to working from home...

My training schedule next week calls for 18 miles. That's it, 18 miles. That's not a lot. I may make some adjustments to the long run, or I may just ride this one out. I know that in the coming weeks I will have plenty of long runs. Longer in fact than I have ever run before. Ever.


At 5:47 PM, Blogger MarathonChris said...

Working from home can be great - I tend to get distracted....and not want to work. But then again, I have a very short commute so I wouldn't enjoy the benefit you do!!!

Hang in there with your will have longer runs, and you will do great. Cross training or weights are a great way to augment the running - maybe you can do that when you feel like running more.

I say if you sneak in an extra mile or two, it couldn't hurt....but that is just me :-)

At 9:38 PM, Blogger IrishBlue said...

I work from home two days a week during the school year and three days a week during the summer. I love it! My commute when I do go in is 45 minutes, so going in every day would be the pits for me.

Sounds like you're rockin' the training schedule. Way to set an example for us slackers who haven't started yet. ;-)

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Marathon Maritza said...

I ran this marathon in're gonna have a blast!

I love your blog, so I'll be coming back soon...keep it up!

At 7:28 PM, Blogger CewTwo said...

Maddy? You are so open in your blog that you inspire me. Today, I felt bad physically and had a major headache, so I wasn't going to run. I went through the motions of getting ready and ended up doing 4.5 miles.

I will admit, though, that I did not do my intervals, opting out for a comfortable run instead.

I don't know what the price of gas is where you are but I am thinking of the cloverleaf design for long runs centered on my house this summer...

Good job!

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

I am thinking of starting pilates as cross training. Do you do pilates?

At 3:16 AM, Blogger petra duguid said...

Hey Maddy - you truly are inspiring! And we definitely have a cross training deal - if you do it, I will. You seem to be on top of your schedule at the moment which is great but don't push it - you'll need that energy later!

At 2:42 AM, Blogger akshaye said...

yea.. its an easy tendency to slack of on the cross training. i struggle with that constantly! but a move does count. have a great week!


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