Friday 5.0 miles/44:58/9:00 average pace
Got up with Zach this morning and ran on the Iron Horse Trail as the sun came up. It had rained overnight and was really cold. The run felt really easy- my legs are feel super great lately.
Lost was very good last night- they didn't reveal that much but they never do... but there were some interesting moments. Can't wait to see next week's episode!
This morning I weighed myself and although I lost 0 pounds this week I am down 8 pounds total and I'm really happy with that! I will be eating more as I run more, so I don't plan on losing any more weight, and I don't think I really need to either. It's going to be a challenge to keep eating good though- I usually take my mileage as a blank check to eat all kinds of crap and that is not ok. So my new goal is "maintenance" instead of my usual marathon training gain.
So, even though I am feeling really good about marathon training and I'm excited to go back to Boston, I've been thinking a lot the last couple days about the rest of my year and doing some Tris. I have only registered for the one sprint tri in June, but I'm looking at a few more including some longer ones. I'm going to start swimming more and maybe spinning once a week so that after Boston I'm ready to go right into Tri training. I also need to get a new bike, which will hopefully happen in May or so. I can't wait!!
I've got 13 miles tomorrow and I think I'm going to call a re-match with the trail that OWNED ME on week one of my training last fall. That's right, Lafayette-Moraga Trail! It's on.
Ok in taking this metaphor one step too far, I actually read about dueling on wikipedia and it's pretty interesting! ha ha. Pretty applicable here too, I'd say.
"The duel usually developed out of the desire of one party (the challenger) to redress a perceived insult to his honor."