Yesterday I was supposed to run 17 miles. That didn’t happen. After getting back from LA at 12:30 in the morning, I just couldn’t do it. So I ran five-miles instead. Today I knew 17-miles was a little bit of a stretch for me at this point in my lame training attempts, so I opted to run for time instead. My goal was 2 1/2 hours, which I accomplished, and I covered a bit over 12 miles. I felt really good for the first 2 hours, then my calves started to cramp and I added a lot of wogging in to the mix, that brought my pace down to 12:06 minute miles.
Yes, we all know it’s true; I have a lot of catching up to do training for the NY marathon. So just what am I going to do to get back into marathon condition? Well, Septemberathon of course. My goal is to run everyday in the month of September. They could be long runs, short runs, mini runs, speed runs and just plain any type of runs, as long as the workouts are at least 30 minutes in length and I continue with my Sunday long runs. Hopefully this will be easier than the MasterCleanseathon I attempted a few months back. Yeah, I do stupid things sometimes. But the Septemberathon idea makes up for that, so just go ahead me genius now. Actually, you can call Ali, of Just One More Mile, a genius. Ali just completed Julyathon and Augustathon and is on running day 63 to what could be Septemberathon! The girl has inspired me, nothing stops her and I am in total awe of this accomplishment.
Wow. I think those could be the longest paragraphs I have ever written. It must be my newfound geniusnesses. Or my modesty, I can’t decide.