Thinking about LA Marathon and my past experiences with that race, I increasingly fixate on the following goals that I have for this race:
1. 4:30 or better (my PR is 4:19)
2. No injuries.
3. "The Ukrainian" getting 3:30 or better (he says he'll ideally hit 3:20, which is his PR) -- and yes, his goal has become my goal, because if he does not achieve it, I'll be hearing about it again
My training has been admittedly less than it should be, but I have come to realize that "less is [probably] more."
And frankly, I don't think I can handle any more than this. Last week, I fell victim to a mysterious case of extreme fatigue and lack of appetite toward the end of the week. Given that I HAVE been eating/sleeping better than usual and had no other symptoms, I figure I just ate something and got a bug of some sort. Combined with work/finding a job stress, begging people to participate in my dissertation research, vamping up for classes again (YUCK), and spending my downtime caring for a rambunctious puppy... I can't do-s no more.
This Week's Workouts:
Saturday - 15 mi
Was way in over of my head... did it anyway.
Sunday - rest; stretching/"The Stick"
Monday - 30 min strength; 30 min Jacob's Ladder
Tired today... seems like I'm tired all the time lately no matter what I do/don't do/eat/supplement. =/
Tuesday - 8 mi (out of the 5 that were planned!)
Started slow but ended strong... it felt so "easy" that I kept running. That came out of nowhere!
Wednesday - 30 min strength; 30 min elliptical w/arms @10r ]
Thursday - 7 mi
Legs tired... bleh
Friday - none
Weekly Mileage: 30