Weeks 10-11 and 12 Training Recap

So, it’s been a blurry 3 weeks and this is where I stand as we head down the final stretch to May 7th….JUDGEMENT DAY!

I have turf toe, which has been bothersome, more so on trails than road. I haven’t done any speed work in a few weeks, basically avoiding it like the plague. I also have been running sporadically, throwing the training plan into the trash. Mentally, I don’t know where I stand, I probably won’t have an idea until the gun goes off at 8 AM on May 7th. As I look at the weather forecast for this upcoming Sunday, it doesn’t look favorable to the girls and I. It says there is potential rain and winds somewhere around 16 mph. This has also started to play with my mind and what I was hoping to accomplish with the girls.

There are a couple of thought processes I am having reflecting on the past few weeks. Unfortunately, none of them are positive and to say the least portray a fixed mindset. One is that I gave up and didn’t have the resilience to push through the lows of training and finish the training plan strong. Another lingering thought, which lands right into the fixed mindset mold is that these last few weeks wouldn’t have improved me in any way. The skill set that I have is what I have had and will have come race day. The last thought is a combination of failing miserably and not walking away with any positives over the past 8 months. Basically an overall, you are incapable of being more than you are. Yeah, these thoughts are as real as can be and the current mindset of someone who wishes to be more, not just in running but in life. (deep sigh).

Here is the recap over the past 3 weeks and I’m sure you’ll notice the huge gaps in the training, compared to the previous 9 weeks. I don’t know what the future holds and what type of runner will show up to toe the line, but I’m hella nervous.

RECAP:

Apr 09 – Rest Day

Apr 10 – 64 minute Cruise Intervals – 7.54 miles (81 degrees and sunny)

Apr 11 – 65 minute Foundation Run – 7.61 miles (82 degrees and sunny)

Apr 12 – 40 minute Foundation Run – 4.18 miles (61 degrees and cloudy)

Apr 13 – 39 minute Long Intervals Run – 4.60 miles (52 degrees and sunny)

90 minute Recovery Run <SOLO/Trails> – 6.14 miles (55 degrees and sunny)

Apr 14 – Lazy Day

Apr 15 – 10 Mile Long Run with Fast Finish – 10.11 miles (45 degrees and sunny)

Apr 16 – Lazy Day

Apr 17 – Lazy Day

Apr 18 – 120 minute Foundation Run – 13.69 miles (54 degrees and sunny)

Apr 19 – 60 minute Foundation Run <SOLO/Trails> – 5.19 miles (50 degrees and raining)

Apr 20 – Lazy Day

Apr 21 – Lazy Day

Apr 22 – 16 Mile Long Run with Fast Finish – 16.37 miles (39 degrees and cloudy)

Apr 23 – 90 minute Recovery Run – 7.84 miles (64 degrees and sunny)

Apr 24 – Lazy Day

Apr 25 – 80 minute Foundation Run <SOLO/Trails> – 7.80 miles (46 degrees and raining)

Apr 26 – Lazy Day

Apr 27 – Lazy Day

Apr 28 – 75 minute Foundation Run – 8.30 miles (75 degrees and sunny)

Apr 29 – 10 Mile Long Run with Fast Finish – 10.19 miles (59 degrees and cloudy)

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