Training week recap

I can’t believe it, but I actually got all of my planned training in this week.  A real relief considering the wacky week overall.  Tons of work, and just sort of a week that felt like I barely had any time to myself to think, much less run.


Have you ever had one of those weeks?  Boy, I’ll tell ya.

I got in some great downhill training this week.  Five runs, all focused on downhill training.  Look out Big Cottonwood, here I come!  I also got in a long run of 17 miles, which considering the heat and humidity here in the south, is just awesome.  We actually had a bunch of rain and cooler temperatures this past week, and for the cool off, I am grateful.  

I can really feel the training in my feet at the end of the day.  And quads.  Increasing my pace and stride on the downhill portions of my runs has been key.  I am hoping that factor alone will propel me to an amazing finish in Utah in a few weeks.

Big Cottonwood Marathon is four weeks away now.  The time crunch is ON!  

As I head into another week of preparation for my upcoming BQ attempt, I need to throw a bit more focus on my eating habits.  Time to start really watching my snacking, and my water intake.  More water, less snacking.  Simple!  Well, not for me.  I am a nibbler.  I promise not to buy any corn chips for the next four weeks.  Oh, who am I kidding, that will never happen.  I just have to cut back.  Way back!  I also will limit my nighttime indulgence in ice cream.  My downfall.  I promise to eat it just two times a week.  I must adhere to this!  I really want to drop about five pounds in the next month with better overall eating.

So, that is the plan.  Better, more healthful eating, and sticking to my training plan.  

The only way I am going to see the results that I want to see, is to maintain this focus.

Have a great week everyone!

5 thoughts on “Training week recap

  1. Very cool. I’m one of the REVEL Ambassadors and will be at Big Cottonwood (doing the half)… looking forward to the race and hopefully PR’ing (BQ is still a ways off for me). Keep an eye on my blog “Tripping The Kenyans” as I’m going to be running a FREE race entry contest in a week or so (if you win, you can get your reg fee back or have a friend join you). Good luck with the training… I need to do some more quad work myself.

    • Hi fellow Ambassador! Thrilled to be a part of the group, as well. I had been eyeballing this race since the beginning of the year. So excited. I will be flying in from North Carolina on 9/11, we all have to plan a meet up, or group shake out run. Looking forward to meeting you. Can’t believe it’s almost here.

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