WOW, we survived!
This past week was the last week to finish up all Florida Virtual School classes. We did it, but we were right down to the wire. I have amazing children but their discipline when it comes to completing school work is a little lacking.
With school on the agenda from sun up to sun down my running was brutal and not at regular times for what my body is use to. I noticed that when I push my body to achieve a run at different parts of the day I become more fatigued and the run seems way harder.
My theory is that I am a MORNING RUNNER and for me to run mid day or in the evenings is brutal. Each day I ran at a time that I was not accustom to and every post workout I was beat. By the time the weekend arrived I had already logged 22 miles, two night stadium sessions, and 4 spin classes.
With only Saturday off from running, not that it was a rest day (We had an all day swim meet for my son that was brutally hot and very trying mentally).My Sunday Long Run was quite a challenge. This would be the second of two very hard hilly long run training sessions. My first I did the Monday before and now this one.
With every additional hill I became more and more fatigued and my muscle were screaming. I just kept telling myself, BOSTON STRONG. See, I am a Boston Qualified Marathon Runner for 2015 and if it is God’s plan that I get in to run Boston in 2015 then I have to be in the best shape of my life.
That means I have to cut off 23 minutes from my time to beat my Personal Best Marathon time of 3:22, which I set at Boston in 2009. Needless to say, now that school is OUT and summer has begun, I will be full on for Boston training.
TO sum it up, I will have many more painful and trying sessions ahead. Praying for strength and endurance and the ability to push myself to schieve my goals. God’s will I will be in Boston April 20th on that famous Starting Line!