Pimento’s CIM Training Log 11.21 – 11.27.16

Less running = more time, even time for a hair cut/color!

After hitting the burned-out wall last week and deciding to take a break despite the consequences, I ended up taking five days off running. That is, in fact, a rest-day PR for me extending all the way back to when I started back running after giving birth nearly four years ago. I walked the dog, did core, and had so much more time to get things done that I normally let slide because running takes priority. Showers. Hair appointments. Enjoying the scenery. I even read two novels and watched a movie!

I have one week until race day and will continue on my super-taper, also hoping my massage on Tuesday really get some kinks worked out. My big goal of running with the 3:00-hour pace group is sort of out the window, I think I’ll just try to run 7:15s pretty solidly and hope for the best. We’ll see what happens.

The dudes and I (I’m going down with two guy running buddies and our coach) leave on Friday and the forecast for race day looks fantastic so far. Let’s see if I can pull this year of training together for one more big race before I back off for a while!

Monday: Walked the dog two miles, core.

Tuesday: Walked the dog four miles, core plus light upper body weight lifting.

Wednesday: 5 miles on the mill, easy pace.

Thursday: Walked the dog and ate wonderful food all day.

Friday: 6 miles on the mill, core.

Saturday: 11 miles, avg 7:53 with mile 10 @6:53.

Sunday: 5 miles on the mill, core.

Total: 27 miles.

I'm an elementary P.E. teacher with a long-term, ongoing marathon addiction.The next big goal? Keeping up my BQ streak while aiming for a 3:10! I write about the not-so-glamorous side of running and fitting in serious training with a family while staying sane(ish).

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  1. Good luck! I hope you end your season on a strong note and channel all those training cycles into a great race. You’re inspiring, regardless.