The post below is part of a series of posts about the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events for which I have been selected to be a 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon official blogger. I’ve received my race registration fee in exchange for promotion of the event. All opinions are 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
This was another quiet week, but another trip to the chiropractor plus a week of way too much celebrating of my birthday – all the Halo Top + pizza, oh boy – left me with little time to run and a body that was just not having it. Mentally, I’m okay with this. I know I’m not going into May 5 fully trained and my plan to complete the 13.1 is accomodating that. Life has been different this training cycle and it’s just the season I am in?!?!
Well, one run this week is all I’ve got for you. I wanted to do a long run this weekend, but Greg worked and we had plans in the evenings. It just wasn’t going to fit in life and while I know I’ll suffer later, it is reality.
Tuesday 4/9: 4.6 miles, 13:07/mile – My 36th birthday run was pretty incredible, considering that a good chunk of it was a walk. I followed a 7/5 run/walk split and kept things easy in the runs so I had the stamina to make it from home to church where Greg and the kids were waiting with tacos. Win, win.
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I run for tacos. #tacotuesday🌮 . So glad @latacotruck412 is back in business for the season and that I got my chorizo on after 3 weeks of clean eating in prep for my 36th birthday! . This 5-minute walk/7-minute run combo felt amazing. Springtime, I love you. #MOVEPittsburgh @pghmarathon is May 5 and I am more than ready to celebrate! @p3revents
How are the miles stacking up?
January 2019: 6 runs, 11.57 miles, 12’19″/mile
February 2019: 7 runs, 12.67 miles, 12’38″/mile
March 2019: 10 runs, 24.32 miles, 13’36″/mile
April 2019: 3 runs, 14.11 miles, 13’36″/mile
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