Friday, July 15, 2011

I do other things.

***Updates to the family blog. Click [HERE], [HERE], and [HERE] to see what's going on with the Nicoll's!

For some reason this marathon training is killing my legs. It's probably a mental thing, but I feel like my legs have been in a constant state of soreness ever since I finished the Ragnar. What I don't quite get, is that I only run 4 days a week; sometimes less if I'm busy! I don't understand how people can get out and run 6 days a week and do heavy heavy training. As far as marathon training goes, I think what I'm doing is as easy as it gets.

I suppose I like my down time too much.

Tomorrow I am going to be doing an 11 mile run, and my goal is to be under an 8:23 pace- which would be Boston Qualifying time.

Speaking of Boston- are you aware that they are changing the qualifying time? They are getting rid of the 59 second leeway, and cutting down the previous qualifying times by 5 minutes. In other words, if you are a 27 year old female and you want to qualify for the 2013 Boston Marathon, you have to run a marathon in 3:35 or less.

Yikes. This has got to be my year!

Although I pretty much only talk about running on this blog, I want you to know that I do other things. Just this week I spent time BBQing with friends, throwing rocks in a river, feeding ducks, playing at Lagoon, finishing a book (The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein- it has nothing to do with running), dancing in the rain, swimming with the kiddos, going to church meetings, and wishing I could sleep in.

It's good to have balance.


kalie said...

Yesterday I went to bed at 8:00. And SLEPT!! It was almost as good as sleeping in.

Cory Reese said...

Great pictures! I'm with you, I really like having a few days of down time each week too.

You are doing awesome!

Rachelle Wardle said...

Such cute pictures! Your family is adorable.

And yes so crazy that they are changing the qualifying times. This is your year girl. You got it!!