Catnip’s training log – week ending 9/28/2014

My last training log left off with a fantastic 20-miler followed by a good marathon pace tempo run and then some not-so-subtle foreshadowing of illness. So let’s get the weekly summary out of the way because this one isย boring:

Monday-Saturday: Wow, it’s so efficient to write a log when every day is ZERO miles. Otherwise, spent as much time as possible in bed. Drank a lot of water. Took a trip to the emergency room as a climax to the week. Not recommended.

Sunday: 5 miles/43:48

Total: 5 miles

So, even if you’ve never commented on a post here before, be kind and give me a little love and tell me that I can still meet my marathon goal in Columbus in 21 days. I’m going for it anyway.

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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  1. Hope you feel better! Sorry to hear it was a rough week, but you are more than ready. You’re just getting all of the crap out of your system now in plenty of time for the marathon!

  2. You know where the hay is, right? You can do it. You now have two weeks to sharpen and recover so you hit the line feeling great. I believe in you!

    1. “LET yourself recover” — words of wisdom — I needed to hear that! After years of working against a bit of natural “slacker-ness” I’m trying to find the balance between working hard and being kind to my body.