Monday, July 26, 2010

NYC Marathon Training - Three Months to Go!

Oh lord, how is it possible that I only have three month of training left? I should be running much farther than I am, but heat, humidity and life keep getting in my way. The good news is that I am finally jumping up my mileage for my "long" runs. The bad news is that my weekly mileage still isn't where I'd like it to be. And the other good news is that Elizabeth is sleeping past 5:30 each morning, which means I can get back to running without having to push her in the jogger.

  • Monday - 4 miles with Elizabeth in the jogger
  • Wednesday - 2 miles with Elizabeth in the jogger (felt awful due to humidity)
  • Friday - 7.5 miles on the treadmill. Felt strong the whole way and was able to push the pace for the last two miles. And I got home to find all the kids still asleep!
I've already started this week off on the right foot - I ran four miles outside without Elizabeth, which made a huge difference in how I felt. The humidity was still awful, but I didn't die quite as much as usual.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Hooray for you....you are going to be ready, don't worry. I'm sure running in the humidity all the time will give you an edge.

Ann in NJ said...

I agree with Donna - it's like athletes training at altitude so they have more lung capacity. Right? Keep chuggin'!

ckh said...

Yay! Keep on truckin'!

Amy said...

I've been thinking about you and NYC! Glad to see that the training is trending in the right direction...