Monday, March 30, 2009

Mental Prep All Over Again

If you have have followed my posts, you no doubt know that I was scheduled to participate in the Olathe 1/2 Marathon last Saturday. Well, let's just say, I shaved my legs and the marathon was cancelled. GAH! After all that effort. Shiz!

It was a let down as I had trained and prepped for the run Saturday. The bag was packed and I was SOOOO READY to meet the blogging peeps and RUN!!! So my dilemma has been, how to do this weeks training. I originally planned on running 8 miles yesterday {why I chose 8, IDK, just sounded good}, but smoked my legs on a bike ride not to mention high-powered winds of 20+mph. Probably could'a ran, but didn't.

Waking up this morning, I decided I was just going to do the training I had scheduled to get ready for my next 1/2 marathon which is the the Kansas 1/2 Marathon on April 19.
  • Monday = 3 miles

  • Tuesday = 4x1600 mile pace

  • Wednesday = 3 miles

  • Thursday = 55 min tempo run

  • Friday = off

  • Saturday = Olathe 1/2
Sound OK to you? Any suggestions? I'm not worried about missing a long Sunday run. My last long run was 12 miles, 8 days ago so I'm not at all concerned about being able to run 13.1 miles. I'm sticking with the above plan unless I get any words of the wiser from all you fantastic running peeps.

Second part of the training is the mental readiness. At this second, I'm looking forward to traveling to Kansas, meeting the blogging peeps and having some fun, but not in the "race mind mode". I'm going to go through all the steps I did last week, repack my bag, eat more girl scout cookies, listen to my playlist, do a weather check, shave my legs on Friday and think about what it is going to look like and feel like running in Kansas.

Blogging peeps: KimPossible, RunToFinish and KCTriChick, I'll see ya Friday or Saturday or both, whatever the case may be; ready to run and have some fun. RUN ON!

Today's workout: swim 1000 yds {done}, weights {done}, abs, run 3 miles, 45 min spin

16 comments:

Sarah said...

I love that shaving your legs is part of your prep! ha ha. I HATE doing that. I need laser hair removal!!!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Since you have three weeks until the half, I would say go back to where you were in your training plan three weeks ago and follow it for this three weeks. That should hopefully get you to the same place.

Chic Runner said...

Ha ha, that is totally my prep too. Shaving the legs is a BIG deal :) sorry that your marathon got canceled though, that is a big time bummer.

Annette said...

Now just what will you do with those sexy smooth legs in the mean time???? ;)

Good luck and have fun on your next run!

Denise said...

I'd be so bummed if a race was cancelled. I feel bad for you guys.

I Run for Fun said...

Oh no...sorry your shaved legs went to waste! Your plan sounds good. Go for it!

Marcy said...

Awwhhh man! That stinks! But hey I hope you didn't let those shaved legs go to waste in other areas of life hehe ;-)

Marlene said...

Canceled? Boo! Glad to hear there's another one on the schedule soon. I'm no expect, but the plan looks good to me!

Dang, now you're gonna have to shave again! ;)

Melanie said...

too bad it was cancelled, but you've put in the miles... gives you time to shave once more. Hopefully the weather will be nicer too.

Jo Lynn said...

How on earth could they cancel a marathon? That's a DRAG! Well, now that I think about it, races have been cancelled out here, due to oil spills or fires. I guess it CAN happen. But, it's still a drag. ;)

Missy said...

It's all good, you're there and now you don't have to shave again for a week...until race nite!

Nicole said...

That's disappointing. why did they cancel? Your plan sounds great.

Ashley said...

It sucks that it was cancelled, especially since the snow didn't even start until way late in the day. A couple guys on my tri team were supposed to run the full marathon and I know they were pretty bummed. My tri practice in Olathe was cancelled Saturday morning too, and it wasn't even bad out... Oh well, it is what it is.

I'll be running the St Louis half the same day you run the KS half. Good luck!!! And hopefully this one WON'T get cancelled! :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

I may be joining you all at the Olathe 1/2 on Saturday. Such a bummer it got cancelled, hard to believe really! Hopefully it's better weather this week. It's great you can still go up and run it. Maybe I'll see you Saturday :)

Kim said...

Now I have to mentally prepare to clean the house again! And get a 14year old boy to clean his bathroom! Yikes!!

Michelle said...

You are going to do just fine sista!!

Shaving your legs is the only think you need to do to prep!!

GOOD LUCK GIRLIE!!