New Zealand Training Update Weeks 11-13

Hi Friends! I can't believe another 3 weeks have gone by and I am now in my final block of training. Here is what I've been up the past few weeks.




Thoughts:

I am doing better about taking care of my body! I have taken rest days, done more core work, and made it to at least one yoga class a week.

I am so impressed with myself that I managed to get in all my scheduled runs and meet my total mileage during these weeks because the weather was terrible! We had a legit blizzard and several other serious storms so running outside has been very difficult, if not impossible.

That said, I am starting to burn out on the treadmill and am already done with the indoor track. So this week, which is an off week with no long run, I am cutting myself some slack and not worrying at all about mileage. I'll get to the gym or the pool and get in a couple runs, but I am not going to stress. I have the fitness. It is very safe to run outside right now and I don't want to get hurt!

I realized how important fueling is, and how well I have been fueling this cycle, when I totally skipped fuel on Sunday's 16 miler. I was dragging during those final 3 miles after the 10 mile race.

We are going to New Zealand so soon!! I am starting to worry about the temps during the race since they will be significantly higher than what I've been training in. It was 15 this morning and that felt tropical! I am afraid 80 is going to fry me.

What's up with you lately? Is the snow and cold messing with your plans?

Comments

  1. Hi Kiersten. I like your blog and I am kicking off my own 7 marathons on 7 continents charity challenge this month in Tokyo. Please visit my website and blog at www.runovermld.com. What race are you doing in NZ? The Queenstown Marathon in November was amazing.

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  2. Hi there Kiersten, I'm Lindsey! I have a question and would love to speak with you. Please email me when you have a chance, thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!

    lindseyDOTcaldwellATrecallcenterDOTcom

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