Bataan Training : Week 4 and Mid-week Update

We gotta kick it into gear. Not that time is short, but we have less than four months until the marathon. No more putting off runs because we just don’t wanna get up…

Here’s a recap of last week:

Tuesday: 3 mile recovery run

Thursday: 5 mile run

Saturday: 8K race! (official time was 48:43, 9:47 pace)

TOTAL: 13 miles.

That’s pretty shabby, folks.

This week we should hit 20 miles with a 9-mi long run on Sunday on Transmountain.

We’re signed up for the Ft. Bliss Half Marathon sponsored by Under Armour. Woop woop! I’ve never run a half for a race before so I’m looking forward to see how I do!

The other day I went for a chilly 3-miler after we had about an inch of snow. Sounds like no big deal, right? Welllllll, it took me 3.5 hours to get home from work, which is only a 16-mile commute. When I was just a few miles from home, I texted my husband and told him that if I’d had my Brooks in the car, I would have just run home! Definitely would have been faster. Never. Again.

view from our front door. awesome.

For the record, I am sick of being cold. We had records lows earlier this week two days in a row. Our heater works, but we only have a few registers and they’re in the BACK of the house. We have a space heater, but the house is drafty. We actually bought plastic for the windows.

Stay warm, wherever you are!