I don't even know what's going on anymore! Or is it "any more?" Grammar police, please advise.
I had registered to run Ray Miller 50M in November 2016 (Malibu, CA). Then I moved to Arizona and started a new life so I deferred to Sean O'Brien 50M in February 2017.
Then I had to drive to California like a million times and I don't really want to do it again.
And Arizona is the shit, so why would I want to go anywhere else?
So I'm not! Enter the Sedona Marathon.
All I had been thinking about for the past few weeks is how much I wanted to run a marathon. It's strange, really. I absolutely love trail running - WAY more than road running... but for some reason I was dying to run a road marathon. I'm drawn to the officialness.
The Sedona Marathon, while a USATF certified course isn't a Boston qualifier, which makes no sense to me, but whatever. I'm not going to BQ anyway, and I'm certainly not going to BQ on a hilly course.
All I want is to finish in under 4 hours. I don't even know if this is possible. I ran hills yesterday and WHY does it never get easier??
As for training, I'm really bad at training... I can't follow plans very well, but I am getting in the miles for sure.
Last few weeks' miles:
T - 8 weeks: 20.5 miles (15 mile long run)
T - 7 weeks: 33.9 miles (20 mile long run)
T - 6 weeks: 35.9 miles (19.3 mile long run)
T - 5 weeks: 18.6 miles (13 mile long run)
I was just so tired this week. I wanted another 20-miler, it just didn't happen.
I have 5 weeks left and three weekends to run. This weekend is a trip to Nebraska to visit family and then I will get in another 20-miler the weekend after, with three weeks to go!
Week of Jan 2 M 7 miles w/ hills T 7 miles fast W 8 miles easy R pistol match F/S/Su off but strength train - 22
Week of Jan 9 M warm up 2/fast 3/cool down 2 T 7 miles w/ hills W 8 miles easy R pistol match F/S off Su 20 miles easy - 42
Week of Jan 16 M board meeting pm T 7 miles w/ hills W/R/F/vegas(roll/stretch) S 12 miles w/ hills Su off 3gun match roll/stretch - 19
Week of Jan 23 M off T 2 miles W 3 miles R roll/stretch F 7 miles w/ hills S 7 miles w/ hills Su off - 19
Week of Jan 30 M 3 miles T off W 3 miles R roll/stretch F carbs/roll/stretch S race day! Su rest :) - 6 + 26.2 = 32.2
It's defintiely going to be a busy month, but if I can get in all 108 miles and keep up with stretching then I am going to kill this marathon.
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