NYCM Training: 9 & 8 Weeks Out!

9 weeks to go!

Monday – 4 miles

Tuesday – rest

Wednesday – 8 miles. I had 15 on my schedule but that just wasn't going to happen. Worked too late and I just didn't have the time or energy to keep going.

Thursday – 4 miles

Friday – yoga

Saturday – NYRR Autism Speaks 4 miler. I PR-ed by over a minute! I know I'm still super, super slow but it's nice to see an improvement.

Sunday – post Atlantic City death. I laid on the couch all day and prayed for the hangover gods to just kill me off.

Total – 20 miles, 1 yoga session, 1 horrible hangover

 

8 weeks to go!

Monday – 4 miles

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – rest

Thursday – 3 miles

Friday – yoga

Saturday – another hangover. This needs to stop happening.

Sunday – 18 mile tune-up in Central Park on zero food or energy because I was so sick the day prior. I'm bad at life.

Total – 29 miles, 1 yoga session

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Things I learned in the past two weeks:

  • I cannot handle booze. I rarely go out anymore but when I do I am SO SICK the next day…..like head pounding/so dehydrated/hurts to be alive kind of sick. I think I need to quit drinking until the marathon is over.
  • People take their clif shot bloks out of the plastic wrapper and wrap each blok in tinfoil? I saw a girl doing this on the subway on the way to race and it blew my mind.
  • My stomach does not like Gatorade. I had to stop THREE times during my 18 miler. Enough said.
  • I need new shoes. My feet and knees hurt while I'm running, so I'm thinking that's the cause.

 

Today’s Workout

Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge // Brooklyn Bridge // Freedom Tower // the Intrepid

  • MILES ACTUALLY RUN: 14.5 mile
  • TIME: 2:54:36
  • WHERE: everywhere! east river path, battery park city, west side highway
  • HOW’D IT FEEL? Slow and humid! The marathon is 9 weeks away and I’m starting to feel kind of confident that I’ll actually finish. I know it will be slow but at least I’ll cross the finish line.

Yesterday’s Workout

MILES ACTUALLY RUN: 9.5

TIME: unsure, but definitely slow

WHERE: the east side of the Central Park loop, over to Riverside Park(where I played on the rings), down the Westside Highway to 59th street and back over to the east side

HOW’D IT FEEL? this is the farthest I've ever run by myself! (meaning not a race) so that's exciting. I walked a lot but I don't care. I'm going away this weekend so I'm sure I won't have time(or any desire) to run 9 miles, so I'm happy I got it done midweek.

Also, I found some awesome rings on a playground in riverside park! I seriously need some upper body strength training – I couldn't even make it to the 3rd ring!