Motivation Monday: You Get What You Work For


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This past week I truly started to notice a difference in my runs. In general, I was running a lot faster, feeling a lot stronger, and logging a good amount of miles at my 10'00" MP. I ran my fastest 10K and my fastest half marathon and had the most mileage of any training week yet. Plus, I finished out the month of March running over a hundred miles and lost another pound! It's an amazing feeling when you get to the point of training where you're constantly impressing yourself by being able to do more than you could have the week before. 

This coming week, I am going to continue to step it up. Due to other commitments, for the past couple of weeks, I've only been able to run 4 days a week instead of 5. This week it's back to 5 runs. I am also going to attempt to run more than I've ever ran before this coming Saturday. With 8 long Saturday runs to go, I am trying to incrementally get to a 23-mile run before race day. My plan is: 15, 18, 20, 13 (I'm racing a half marathon), 18, 20, 23, 10 (week before the marathon). But in order to do that, I'm definitely going to have to get one of those super attractive racing belts with water bottles. Does anyone have a brand they love (preferably one in hot pink)? ;)

3/25/13 - 3/31/13 Health and Fitness Stats:
  • ran 4 days for a total of 30.57 miles
  • ran my fastest 10K yet at 1:05:59
  • ran my fastest Half Marathon yet at 2:32:31
  • average pace: 10'50" per mile
  • logged 105 miles in the month of March!!!
  • lost 5 lbs in total so far
  • didn't track my LoseIt Calories this week