I chose not to run home from work because I don't want to overuse my legs -- as I had an 11-miler planned for this morning. I figured running that without spacing at least 24 hours in between another 16 could be bad news.
The last thing I want is an injury. Speaking of which...my legs have been totally cool this year. Thank you legs for not having any knee problems whatsoever! My legs are magical -- as is my back.
Is it a coincidence that I've experienced NO injury after doing 6 months of Crossfit? I must say, it seems to be correlated. I've NEVER been able to train like this without something going whack. So far, nothing. What can I say? THANK YOU Crossfit for this sturdy foundation you've built.
Anyway, I'm going for another 50+ week this week, which will be easier with a 20-miler in the sched. I considered aiming for 60 but that might be too much. We'll see how the week pans out. The plan
Maintaining that speed is really hard for me and I find myself getting so jealous when I see other running bloggers logging training miles in the 7's. I can barely get myself under 8 minutes per mile and I feel like my body is just dragging me down. How can I make this thing go faster without killing myself?
The truth is, I'm scared to hope for a sub-4 marathon. But...in reality, I ran the Baltimore Marathon last year in 4:11 . Chopping off at least 11 minutes is SO do-able. I can. I will.
I had originally planned on continuing with Crossfit WODs at home when I paused my box membership. As expected, I've barely completed any. When I'm running 10+ miles on weekdays, I just don't have it in me to add a WOD. Will this hurt me? I'm only concerned about leg and core strength really.
One month out, we'll see what worked and what didn't.
*PSST: Check out Glenn's Full Iron Man recap here!
QUESTION: What are your training fears or changes this season?