Day 90

Day 90

So, it’s Day 90.  We haven’t done a dear diary-style beat down of marathon training since I announced that I was running Paris, really.

I’m assuming that most of you probably haven’t missed it, but as always, I’ll want to look back on this later for one reason or another.

I’m still rocking an extremely hacked-together version of Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 plan.  It’s safe to say that after last summer’s debacle, the idea of running lower mileage 4 days a week sounds more…appealing for a host of reasons.

I say hacked because I’ve been banking training miles since I started.  In the same way that I back-trained for Twin Cities in 2011 to allow for a “break” when we took our honeymoon, I need to leave plenty of space for the “break” that I will be taking while I pack off to Israel for a few weeks.

I don’t want to say I’m excited to take a few weeks off of running, because I’m really not.  But I am interested to see how two weeks of total rest will impact my training from an injury prevention-standpoint.

How riveting, I know.

Stay tuned.

Last Saturday, I logged 14 miles to the Real Housewives (Miami Reunion – Part II and a couple of episodes of Beverly Hills).  Because if you’re going to play at Marathon Barbie, you have to earn your stripes.

And it was freezing cold outside.

No, I didn’t wear my hairbow this time.  My bad.

I know that some people hate the treadmill.  But the idea of running long and watching the Real Housewives?  That’s pretty much a party to me.

What TV shows do you like to watch when you’re running?

I’m also a fan of The Biggest Loser.  It’s hardcore motivational.

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5 responses to “Day 90

  1. Saw the Post-It Note in my timeline and I knew exactly who made the post. So excited for your countdown to Paris.

    You are an inspiration and I am sure the rest will do your body good.

    All THE best.

  2. I would rather run in the rain, wind, or ice than run on the treadmill. And not because I think it would be boring, but it kills my shins. Even on an incline. So I stick to the roads. No TV there (obviously!), but I do love listening to podcasts to pass the time. NPR’s Fresh Air is my fav. What can I say? I am a huge nerd!

    Countdown is on! YAY!!!!!

  3. I’m so crazy excited for you, ma cherie!

  4. Kat, Kat, Kat my darling. I went unplugged for the holidays and now I regret it after catching up with your posts. I love it all. I was cracking up laughing over the text about your marriage and Ikea. I’ve missed you!!!! I hope you are loving 2013 and I can’t wait to hear more about he Paris run. Love you and miss you,

    Shauna xoxoxoxxoo

  5. I am so joyfully jealous that you get to do this. What a romance of mine this is. I am so rooting for you!

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