And the winner is . . . April from Food n Focus! Congrats - I'll send you an email and we can figure out the mailing address details.
Alright, on to the running portion of this post. Lately, it's been all about logging consistent miles - most of them at easy pace with maybe a few strides or a fast finish thrown in for a bit of variety. It's been pretty boring, but necessary for rebuilding mileage and strength. I've even taken to running my Saturday morning long runs at a slower-than-I've-ever-run pace for a quicker recovery.
Of course, now it's time to step it up a (modest) notch. Here's this week's training plan:
Monday: 6 miles @easy pace; strength training (Lower + Core)
Tuesday: 8 miles speedwork (inc. 1.5 mile warmup and 1.5 mile cooldown); strength training (Upper)
Wednesday: 6 miles @easy pace; strength training (Lower + Core)
Thursday: 6 miles @easy pace
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 20 miles (8 @goal marathon pace)
Sunday: Rest day
Total: 46 miles + 2.5 hours strength training
In other running-related news, you all know that I run for Oiselle and now two of my friends have joined the team as well! I'm excited that Michelle and Sheila will both wear the Oiselle singlet at upcoming races :)
Isn't it a beauty?
If you're not already familiar with Oiselle, check it out stat! The company makes the best apparel for lady runners - both quality and style are exceptional. Here are a few of my current faves:
I especially love the Flyte tank - I'm pretty sure I will soon own it in all three colors because it really is that great. A perfect, flattering fit and zero chafing!
Well, that's it for now. But wait - before we say goodbye, you need to tell me . . .
- What are you currently training for and how is your training going?
- How are you staying motivated to keep up your training?
Obviously, I use cute clothes to keep at it ;)