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.