100: take 12

November 17, 2014 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

i suppose it’s time for a training update. i’m not really sure how i went from a last post at week five to being at week 12 … or is it 13? i’m still not sure i have things straight after revising the revised plan to reflect the revised race registration. so as to not to confuse anyone … me in particular! … maybe counting down is a better way to do this.

no matter how i try to change the count, iron horse is in 12 weeks. and looking at it that way scares the shit out of me. given how quickly the last couple months have flown by, i know this race will be here before i know it. training has been ok. october started off great! solid miles including two weekends of strong back-to-backs. but mid month things went to hell when i fell victim to the flu mini-me brought home from school one day. a full week out of the office trying to take care of me while caring more about a kid with 103 degree fever. by the time i was back up and running i was mentally out of sorts, behind at work, lost on numbers and the chaos took weeks to recover from. likely still isn’t. so i’m nervous no doubt. and can’t seem to wrap my brain and life back around what needs to be done. if i can’t get it together soon, i’m in trouble. that i know.

the hundred aside, i also have a marathon in two weeks. realistically my mindset for it has to be that it is just a training run but it would have been great had i been trained enough to take it sub-4. but i can’t complain especially given this marathon training run is in florence … yes italy 🙂

outside the run there is so much going on. i can’t even talk about work. for multiple reasons. it’s all good but i’ve had an excessive amount on my plate. add in issues with one of my rentals, a kid who is sick yet again, trying to get ready for our trip, and so much more. i’m exhausted. but as they say …

life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserevd body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “whohoo what a ride”

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5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39

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