I know you know that I have been so quiet because last week went bad, very bad.I failed once more at waking up for early runs and was able to complete only one run after work. I did finish my long run, but still only 10 miles.
Planning for success this week and taking it very seriously this time, since there is less than 3 months left to the New York City Marathon! I’m so excited! (and scared and nervous)
I have to be realistic now, I’m going to have to work with what I have and not try to create this crazy ideals in my head that I’m not going to live up to. Some of the lovely people that comment on my posts have told me that is not about the amount of runs, but the quality of runs. So I’m not going crazy planning extra runs that I can’t complete, I’m just going to run when I can but give it my best. Right now my schedule looks like this:
Monday: 4 miles, Tuesday: 4 miles, Wednesday: Rest, Thursday: Rest, Friday: Rest, Saturday: 12 miles, Sunday: Rest
Lots of rest days, but those are the days that I work all day. We all know that I’m not going to wake up to run before work and I don’t get home until 11pm so… I’m just going to turn my lemons into lemonade. I will focus on improving my time, rather than getting more runs in, or longer mileage. Hopefully starting next week I’ll have Wednesdays free to add another run, but for this week that’s all can give. Better than nothing right?
I’m looking forward to next Monday when I know I’ll be able to say “Mission accomplished!” I mean it’s only 3 runs, I better rock them!