June 11th, 2013 (Tuesday)

232 when I woke up and 233.5 after 3 mile run on treadmill (I watched what I ate today so not sure why the weight gain over the day)

The run tonight was not too bad – was relatively quick at 24:12 with 1 min of walking, 2 minutes at 8 mph and the rest at 7.5.  I was fighting a headache the whole way (and most of the day) so motivation was tough.

I missed several runs this past week:

  • Missed a 6 mile on Wednesday
  • A 4 mile on Thursday
  • A 4 mile on Saturday

Not a real great thing to be missing miles at this point – they were all to be mid to high speed runs so that could impact my speed for the Manitoba Marathon on the 16th missing that training but at least I got my longer run in outside on Sunday.

The Sunday run was 7.5 miles (out of a planned 8 – I cut my loops too short) in approx 1:15 with no water or fuel (I forgot my water bottle when I left the house).  Things felt good and things went well taking it nice and slow.

So no concerns at this point for the Manitoba Marathon Sunday – I will finish but time is the real question (which is where the several missed short runs in a row are going to cost me).

So why did I miss the runs?  I was relatively motivated going into the week and was ready to go but between family priorities and work starting on constructing our pool I started to run out of time really quick.  The pool construction ran into some issues as well that took away some motivation and a lot of time.  I won’t get into all the issues here but in the end it is going to cost a lot more than I would like and we had to take down a deck that was sitting on ground that eventually crashed down into the pool hole after we had moved the deck.  So my plan of jumping into our new pool after running the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday is not going to happen now.  It will probably be another week or 2 before that can happen at this point.  But at least the marathon will be done and I will be partially recovered before massive reconstruction on our yard begins and I spend days/weeks moving a wheelbarrow around.

So anyway – at this point 2 training runs to go – 4 miles on the 12th (Wednesday) and then a 2 mile stretch on Saturday.

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