A week til 03:31 marathon mission officially begins! I’ve picked the name and I’ll let ya know tomorrow! Lifelong Endurance and I go full-speed ahead starting April 9th, the day after the Prince Rupert 1/2 Marathon. I hope to run strong that day and add to the base of confidence I’m already sitting on. Having started off the spring season with a solid 5k on St. Patrick’s Day, plus the last few weeks of training going very well, I’m in a good place.
Monday, March 26th – hard day
- 3k easy
- 6 x [2min with 4% incline @ 5k effort, 2min jog]
- 3k easy
This was a killer workout and a wicked confidence booster. Two minutes doesn’t seem so long…until you’re running hard uphill! So often in previous workouts similar to this one, when the holy-shit-this-is-SO-uncomfortable feeling inevitably hits, I would just freak out and jump onto the sides of the treadmill. Not today. I’ve been significantly stronger mentally lately, and I know it has to do with meditation!
As soon as I was finished I got on my yoga mat for a round of Dirty Dozen, squats, deadlifts and lunges. And then pizza. Solid Monday.
Tuesday, March 27th – easy day
8k aerobic, super early today
Next up, swimming pool. Warmed up a little and then 7x 200m for 1550m total. One of the main reasons I registered for the longer triathlon this year (besides the challenge, obviously) was because I knew it would keep me in the pool, therefore I’d be crosstraining a lot for Jack & Jill. But I’ve seriously fallen in love with swimming! So challenging and always something new to concentrate on to get more efficient.
Wednesday, March 28th – recovery day
Back to the pool. Today I decided to try 6 x 250m with a short warm-up and cool-down. So awesome. I guess next week I’ll go for 5 x 300m!
Then I headed upstairs for my second session with Kristen. Today was almost all core work with gliders, as we were leaving my legs alone. Okay and GRASSHOPPER pushups? Holy shit. This girl rocks and I have officially added her to my army for the quest for a BQ.
Thursday, March 29th – hard day
- 6k easy
- 5k @ 5:10-4:59/km
It was monsooning like a mofo and I didn’t want to go. But then I asked myself, how bad do you want this? Sounds cheesy, but I want it really fucking bad. I got out there and SHIT KICKED this run. I know I said a week or two ago that I want to be better at sticking to the prescribed paces from coach, but I was so relaxed, my heart rate was LOW and breathing totally under control…so I ran the last five at more like 4:55/km. Plus, it’s hard day. Extreme sense of accomplishment getting home after this one! Felt like I was wearing a diaper I was so soaked HAHAHAH
Friday, March 30th – easy day
10k aerobic…which became 14…amazing morning with these girls! Chatty pace.
After an awesome lunch with friends, I took my bike out for 18k, nice and easy. And gorgeous.
Saturday, March 31st – recovery day
Recumbent bike, 50min ✔ boring but done.
Sunday, April 1st! – hard day
Long(ish) run with fast finish
13k easy with last 20 minutes working hard. That felt SO good.
There goes another week. It’s April. WTF. Fun week coming up, my favourite race! The Prince Rupert 1/2 Marathon and 8k road race! Tomorrow I’ll share about the name of the mission and some more details about how Lifelong Endurance and I plan to make impossible possible. Peaaaccce