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Janathon Day 13 Boston

Today I start a week of training at work.

With formal training I have less control over my schedule than usual. I can’t get up and walk out of a presentation at 1PM because it’s time to run 10K. I’m going to try to run before work since training starts at 9:30 and I don’t need to eat a bucket of pastries for breakfast (8AM) – because that’s the way I like ’em!

If traffic is bad, I’ll show up at work with my suit in a bag and my hair in a mess. Hopefully I wont have time just to grab a quick shower in the gym and sneak into training late. That’s never good.

The Road to Boston continues!

This little beauty showed up in the mail a few days ago! Whooo-hoo!

BAA, marathon
My 2014 Boston Marathon application has been accepted!

I realized last week that I was in week 2 of my Boston Marathon training program, and woefully behind in my miles. Now it is week three and I have training all week. Focus and discipline are required. I get that pre-race feeling in my gut just thinking about it.

Have you ever had that dream where you are in school and walking into a classroom to take a final? But you’ve never been to the class, or never read the book? I know I have weeks to go, but I get that feeling sometimes.

I need to get my spreadsheet going and register for some races.

Do you have a spring marathon yet? How is your training going? Is it difficult for you to get out of the holiday lazy mode and back into disciplined training?

Run well my Friends!

Andy

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8 responses to “Janathon Day 13 Boston”

  1. Paul W Avatar
    Paul W

    “Do you have a spring marathon yet? How is your training going? Is it difficult for you to get out of the holiday lazy mode and back into disciplined training?”

    My training for Boston is, so far, going well. Motivation is high! It’s 22 week plan, so I’ve actually done over a third of the workouts already, and it’s manageable rather than overwhelming as it involves 4 running days a week and fairly modest mileage (gets no higher than 43 miles per week). That said there are 6 x 20 milers and weekly interval sessions which are pretty aggressively paced. Minor blister issues with new shoes, but hanging in there!

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Nice. I did a 20 week plan before the Baystate Marathon and I think I was burned out by week 18. When it came to taper time I was more than ready to back off on the running.
      I have all of my long runs scheduled and signed up for a bunch of race last night. They help keep me motivated along the way and help me gauge how well my training is coming along.
      We will have to meet up at The Expo or something.

      1. Paul W Avatar
        Paul W

        Maybe before! Are you doing the Black Cat in Salem by any chance?

        1. imarunner2012 Avatar

          It’s not on my list. What’s the date?

  2. sweatingforit Avatar

    I’ve been a runner for 15 years and a marathon has never appealed to me. It’s weird because lots of crazy races appeal to me for the challenge of it, but a marathon has never been one. I do start training for the New Orleans 5150 Triathlon in February though.

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      I’m intrigued by triathlons, but I don’t have the time for the bike and swim training. Maybe a sprint triathlon someday. Good luck with your training.

  3. Pandora Viltis Avatar

    I have that stupid school dream all the time. Had it at least once in the last week. I’ve been out of school for at least 15 years! Annoying.