11 Weeks and Counting…
(L) Somehow 12 weeks seemed like such a good distance to be away from the race and now that it is 11 weeks away…my heart is pounding. Only 7 days have passed and yet I feel like my training schedule just took a giant leap forward. Anyone reading this each week knows that G has been putting her heart and soul into training as she does everything. I, on the other hand, seem to do just enough to get by. I did get some good runs in and the weather has been BEAUTIFUL here in the west so I can’t complain.
Samson and I had a few great 4-5 mile runs outside this week that left me tired and wondering how I would ever complete anything more than 10 miles during my training. However, I did do one 8-miler and a 5-miler with hill repeats, which left me feeling like I had completed at least 20 miles. So, where am I really? Well, I have been feeling a little defeated and like I really don’t have enough time to train for this. Then I went back and read my theme for the year: Sacred. I feel better because I am doing the best I can and when I do get the opportunity to run with the warmth of the sun shining on my face I can truly say those miles are sacred to me.
Now, with 11 weeks left I will train as much as I can and make the most of each session. On race day I will do what I am capable of and know that this year’s experience may be different from last year, but it won’t be any less important.
February Challenge Last week I told you that the challenge was going pretty well and it still is. I will say that clearly my hip flexors are in knots because as they begin to stretch and unwind I feel every single achy kink. I may need to do this challenge for months.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G
The Torture Report began in January 2014 as a weekly update of our journey to completing a 50-mile race. Since then it’s continued on to become a chronicle of how we try mightily to find fitness, health and sometimes the finish line. We aren’t always successful but we keep showing up and telling you all about it on Tuesdays.