8 weeks down, and 7 weeks to go until the big dance. And things are gettin’ real.
Training is going great; checkin’ off the long runs, making sure to work on speed stuff, eating clean, sleeping well. Training for Boston is just like living my normal runner’s lifestyle, but with a little more intensity I guess.
It’s nice to have something serious to focus on. I like it.
I’ve never been very good at keeping track of daily miles. I always have the best of intentions, but then 2 days in, I forget to map-my-run or wear my GPS watch or write down the stats.
But this training cycle? I’ve magically forced myself to stick with it somehow.
Don’t mind those two weeks with zero-mileage. We were having way too much fun in Kenya to be bothered with running :)
Over the weekend, I ran my first 20 miler for the cycle. I never really know how fast or slow to pace my LR’s, so I just go out and run how I feel/comfortably, and go with the flow. Which was about 8:10 pace, until the last two miles, which felt roughly like death. A slow slog to the finish, but hey man, I did it, and I’m stoked to have one under my belt.
This week is a back-down one, so I’m looking forward to refreshing the legs, recovering a bit from last week’s higher mileage, and “only” running 14 on Saturday.
Half way there!
How do you approach pace with your LRs?