I decided to run on the home TM because I didn't want to get up at 4:00am. Lazy! Instead, I got up at 5:00am, so I could get my run in before the kids got up.
I struggled the first 6 miles.....had a hard time finding my mojo. Physically, I was fine...maybe bored? I had the ceiling fan going, my big box fan propped up on a ladder and the window open. It was cold downstairs this morning. Just the way I like it!
I took my GU at mile 7 and my spirits started to lift. I watched Biggest Loser and was able to pick up my speed.
THEN at mile 10.5, the TM stopped. And it didn't even show my time. I was SO ticked! I restarted it and finished my last 2.5 miles.
After my run, I did a little internet research on Proform TM.....they shut off after 100 minutes. So I was able to figure out my overall time. Not knowing would have driven nutso...ADD anyone!
I did a quick strech and foam roll. I wore my compression sleeves all day and iced in the morning. Verdict is still out on how everything feels.
One week from today is the SGHM. Last year was a horrific race. I was so out of shape and trying to come back from my stress fracture. Just out of curiosity, I looked at my mileage from 2 years ago (which was a great year for me). I calculated 12 weeks out.
2012 average weekly mileage: 19.5
2014 average weekly mileage: 33.42
Difference: 13.92 miles per week
I've been thinking about goals for the race (or to just run and have fun). I think I can run faster than 2012(1:55:00), but I don't know how much faster. This race is the first benchmark of the year.
My goals for 2014 are:
1. No injuries
2. Qualify for Boston - which is a 3:40 or 8:23mm
I would like to see a 1:50 (8:23mm) for the next weekend. I'm not sure if this is unrealistic, but I'm going try. After next week, I will have a better picture if where I am at.
My 2014 motto: conquering demons....chasing dream