The weekend is so close I can smell it! This weekend if full of big plans, which I will get to in a second. I have felt unnecessarily tired this week, almost woozy. At first I thought it was several harder runs + a little less sleep, but when I got almost dizzy today I decided maybe I am not eating enough for all the miles I am running. I eat a ton of fruit, some veggies, lots of yogurt, a few carbs but not a ton. Any advice on battling the exhaustion is welcome. I think I need to spend some time researching some better diet plans before I start marathon training because I have a feeling if I keep it where I am right now it could go south...fast!
Back to more normal conversation, this morning I got up before the crack of dawn again to go meet my mom and her running partner for 3.5 miles of warm-up for me, a "fake-race" for them. We did 3.1 miles total with a 1/2 mile warm-up but we all know I like round numbers so 3.5 total it was.
Next up came my own personal speedwork session. Normally I pick a distance for my speedwork sessions and just do between 4 and 8 repeats. Today I opted for something a little different, something that Jaime had detailed in my marathon training plan that she has helped me with. I made a slight modification, mostly to get in the mileage I wanted. So here is what I had planned
400, 800, 1600, 800, 400
With 400 recovery at 9:13 pace after 400s and 800s. 2 minutes rest after the 1600
That's right! Penny and Peaches share a birthday. Peachie was born on Penny's 21st birthday, and I am excited to celebrate with both of them at Hotel Bloom this Saturday!