“The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.”
April 30th, 2016. 17 weeks. 115 days. Spring marathon training has officially begun! Happy New Year! Happy everyone starts planning their fun and parties around my sleep schedule and long runs!
Okay the last one, just joking. A girl can dream though right?
Back up. 2016? Just taking a moment to let that sink in.
Last week was my official first week of my training regimen. I also ran a 5k on Friday to start the new year on the right foot. Instead of my 5 mile tempo I did the warm up, 5k, and cool down. I also had to do my long run Saturday night in the freezing, pitch black. (side note- if winter could hurry up that’d be great).
Race Recap: I did this race to kind of put a statement on the year. This is my racing year. I love the atmosphere surrounding a race. It reminds you why you log all those miles and I needed a revamp going into spring training. I wanted to see where my training was and how I would feel. I have only been doing base miles and strength training so I knew my kick and my speed wouldn’t be top notch. The race was a little long (3.25) so my time of 21:30 is absolutely perfect. My legs felt strong but not fast. My breathing felt great and my core felt strong. I am so happy that my strength training and mileage is making a difference.
I have a constant battle in my mind. Like, hello Audrey you have 17 weeks to get where you want to be. I have to tell myself, the race is in April, not January. I stress that I’m not where I should be. Then I stress that I’m doing too much. Trust the training (repeat).
I’ll try and update every week with my mileage and times. Thank you for anyone and everyone joining me on this journey. I’m growing and learning!! It means the world to me!!