I think I am ready to get back into my regular posting routine. Aren’t you terribly excited?
I think taken one at a time, training recaps are an interesting read, in fact, I follow along with several blogger’s training, and enjoy it. However, I think listing my daily efforts from the past 4 weeks (yup, I was off the blogging-high for that long) would be incredibly dull for those of you nice enough to view this post.
In-line with that sentiment here is a tour of highlights.
I started my Boston-focused training 27 weeks out from the April 16th race date. I pulled out my training log (kept in a binder) today and felt pretty satisfied to see how long I have maintained consistency. It’s a record by far!
My weekly mileage played out as follows:
Week 18: 43 mi. (long run 14)
Week 19: 32 mi. (long run 17)
Week 20: 49 mi. (long run 20)
Week 21: 37 mi. (long run 13)
And, graphs, of course:
Also in the last four weeks I have started taking ice baths. 3 so far, although the first one didn’t really count.
It was after this failed attempt that I learned to put the ice into the cold tub AFTER I put my body in.
I took another following last Saturday’s 20-miler, and again sat for about 16 – 18 minutes. No photo, sorry, but I find I am enjoying them now.
In news not totally running-related I watched the movie “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” last week. I recommend EVERYONE watch it.
As you may have noticed from previous posts, I love smoothies, and often start my days with a green smoothie. I did so the morning after watching this film (Friday), then I had a DELICIOUS italian beef and onion ring meal at “Portillo’s” (my first exposure, drool), then, on my way home from work I bought a juicer.
It turns out there is a bit of a learning curve. I have yet to follow a recipe (shocking, I know). Spinach juices well, Kale is a little dryer. Apple’s and carrots are a nice mix. Blueberries and Grapes make my mouth feel weird.
I am planning to experiment and work on a “meal” plan/grocery schedule between now and Boston. Then from April 21st to 30th I am going to attempt a 10-day juice fast.
I will post about it, so watch the film, and if you want to join me, let me know!
Also, please share any juicing knowledge you have!!!
I think we’re done here, I am enjoying being a serious couch potato this weekend.