Monday, April 1, 2013

Back on track...and a marathon in my future!


"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."

Frank Shorter


I don't think I'll ever forget my first marathon...here I am at km 38!
But I must have forgotten certain parts, because...

Anne is officially registered for the Philadelphia marathon!
Woohoo!!!!!

Okay, back to the upcoming half-marathon. After last week's post...I got a comment that spoke to me. Thanks Marv.
Blogger Marv said...
What a week ! hope this one is better. When I see a crowd of participants lined up to start an event, I often wonder what all they had to go through to get there.
So true...
This week was a good one...I rested like it was my job, I got all my runs in and Sunday's long run, which included 8km at race pace, went really well! Except for a side pain... 
Yeah, as I mentioned last week, I saw a nutritionist, who told me I don't eat enough protein and I need more calories. Okay. The problem is that she also wanted me to add more whole grains. Fine. Uh not fine. Talk about cramping and side pains...I'm taking that a little slower. I had to take an extra walk break during my race pace segment due to a side pain (nice that it didn't affect my pace :)). Next Sunday includes 10km at race pace...hopefully, no side pain!
I am now in the sharpening and tapering phase of my kick-ass program...hope the stars align and it leads to a kick-ass race in four weeks :)
Cheers!

10 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

So exciting that you've got another marathon on the schedule!!

Side pain...no bueno. I had that on my last speed work run, out of nowhere. I never get side cramps! Not sure what that was all about. Hopefully we're both done with them. :)

Robin said...

Yeah for Philly...I hear it's a good one!

chris mcpeake said...

Good luck with your philly training. You should have a blast

Johann said...

Yay for the marathon registration! That is awesome! You are doing very well Anne, keep it going!

Char said...

Whole grains are great in theory but not necessarily in practice. I've found I can't take too many if they're wheat or have a lot of gluten. Not fun to run when your intestines are cramping.

I'm excited that you're doing a marathon too. We can train together virtually.

ajh said...

Congrats on the commitment to the marathon. Why Philadelphia? Good luck in your training.

Marv said...

What would life be without the challenge of a commitment: one in which courage must be summoned to assume the risk, to bear the pain, to see the commitment through to the end and sometimes find a stronger, braver person than once thought. Once tasted, this process seems addictive, and I cannot imagine living without it. God bless you in your training and in your event.

Jill said...

Woohoo - Philly!! I hear that's a great marathon. I wish I could commit to something in the fall/winter but I'm so focused on Leadville right now. I keep thinking I'll be taking a 5 month hiatus from running after it's over :) so no commitments...but Philly would be top of the list if I did.

That's cool you saw a nutritionist to help you hone in on your weaknesses. I need one of those...exclusively eating Easter jelly beans just aren't cutting it.

Keep up the great work, girl!! :)

Cinthia said...

Happy belated birthday, Anne! Hope you had a good one.
And congrats on the Philly Marathon. Heard it's an awesome race and I know you'll do well.
Cheers and happy running,

Teamarcia said...

I'm so glad you had a better week! That whole throat fiasco was scary. Glad you're ok. Yay for Philly! Excited for you!