Marathon Training Week Ten (Week of August 12, 2013):
Tuesday: Treadmill work-out. 55 minutes total. The hard part: 10 min. run, 1 min. walk, 10 min. run, 10 min. walk, 11 min. run. All the walking was done at under 14:00/mile, so it was POWERWALKING!
Thursday: Treadmill work-out. ~34 minutes total. The hard part: 10 min. run, 1 min. walk, 10 min. run.
Friday: Powerwalk outside, ~32 minutes total.
Saturday: Does ping-pong count as a work-out? Either way, it was a lot of fun!
Sunday: LONG WALK! 2 hours.
Total minutes walked/ran this week: 241. Estimated miles: 17.
You know you’re training in Texas when a few days of 90-ish degree weather feels like a relief. It’s been a little less sweaty around here and a whole lot nicer to be outside, hence the powerwalk on Friday night. The idea of escaping the treadmill was too much—I had to do it. But Sunday I was supposed to be on my feet for 2.5 hours, and I only finished 2. Boo. I know. I wasn’t feeling so great at the 80-minute mark, and I managed to get another 40 minutes under my feet, so I consider that a success.
In other news, my passport arrived! The second-to-last piece of this marathon puzzle is in place. (The final is my plane ticket for October.) Diligent readers or other Detroit Marathoners might recall that the race goes into Canada, so you must have a passport to pick up your race packet. My application was approved, so I’m good to go. My only regret is that I look like a damn serial killer on it—it is truly one of the worst photos of me that I have ever seen.
(No, I’m not going to show you. There is no way I am immortalizing that image by sharing it with the internet. But suffice to say that I am not smiling, I am staring blankly, and my hair looks terrible. But it’s a real passport, and it’s mine, so that will have to be good enough.)
Happy school-starting days to all my friends in academic spaces! I am getting excited for the students to come back for the fall semester at A & M.