Itâ€™s March!Â I have a little over 1 month left for training (AR 50 is 5 weeks from this Saturday 3/2/13)!Â I donâ€™t feel as exhausted as I was last year around this time, when I was training for this.Â That could only mean two things:Â (1) Iâ€™m well trained and ready or almost there, or (2) Iâ€™m not training enough this year.Â I donâ€™t know the answer to that, but I will not stress out about it at this time.Â I will continue with the plan.
Monday â€“ Pilates mat class 60 minutes.
Tuesday â€“ Slow recovery run near the office, with Loretta and Caroline.Â Total 3.5 miles, approx 45 minutes total, including stops.
Wednesday â€“ Rest.Â Although I didnâ€™t get to run or do any type of training, I was able to do training for my soul.Â Â Â Since it is the Lenten season, I attended an evening mass with the Sacrament of Reconciliation after mass.Â I still felt good and enriched in my soul.
Thursday â€“ Ran 4.5 miles at lunch time near the office.Â It was a hot day, but I managed to do this run in 42 minutes and have a little time to spare to quickly eat my lunch.
Friday â€“ Rest.Â I would have ran at lunch, even a short distance, but I forgot my running clothes and shoes.Â I promised Andy that we will go out tonight, so I cannot really do any workout tonight.Â Oh well, it is a forced rest dayâ€¦
Saturday â€“ Woodside Kingâ€™s Mountain Half Marathon â€“ I parked outside Huddart Park at the Woodside Elementary School, then ran into the park.Â I added 4 miles total to todayâ€™s run (2 miles out then 2 miles back).Â Â Unfortunately, the â€œhalf marathonâ€ race portion was only 9.5 miles.Â I ran another mile inside the park before I decided to just run back to my car.Â I felt like I was cheated since it was not a full 13.1 miles and they called the race a â€œhalf marathon.â€Â After all this morning running, I ended up running a total of 14.5 miles.
Sunday â€“ I got up a little later than I wanted to, so I decided to run on the road from home.Â I managed to run a total of 13 miles.
Not bad for a weekâ€™s worth of training!