Monday, March 29, 2010

LiveSTRONG Seattle Marathon training weeks 16/17 - plugging away

Update: The fundraising goal is $1000, not $100.  Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader for catching that!

Hello, everyone!  For those of you that enjoyed spring break the last week (as we did), I hope you're getting back into the swing of things.  We certainly are around our house, and it will be nice to get back to a regular schedule.  Especially in terms of training - the last two weeks have been a bit of a challenge... but I managed to keep things on track, albeit with a couple of light weeks.

Last week was spent along the Oregon Coast, and the week before that was business travel to Wisconsin and Minnesota.  That meant training was mostly a ton of hotel exercise bikes with a long run sandwiched in between.  And a few walks, since the long run aggravated a sore left arch that had been bugging me the last few runs.  However, that long run was great - I managed a 9:15 pace for over 12 miles, making me think that if I continue to drop a few more pounds and get some speedwork in, a sub-4:00 marathon (9:09 pace) might be possible!

The totals for the last two weeks:

  • 34.56 miles cycling (home trainer, hotel recumbent bikes, etc) in 3:16:16
  • 2.60 miles walking in 39:00
  • 12.21 miles running in 1:52:56
  • Weight steady at 193.8

On the fundraising front, things continue to go well.  We're up to $650 raise for Team LiveSTRONG, and I'll be filing my paperwork this week to finalize my entry.  Let's see if we can hit the $1000 goal by the end of April so we can blow it away in May and June!

That's it for now - it's going to be a busy week catching up at work, so fitting in some quality cardio will be a fun challenge.  Onward...

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