I sort of feel bad about not updating my blog during this training cycle, but it's been such a crappy one overall that I'm happy that every treadmill run wasn't captured. Not that I haven't put in the effort -- I really have! -- but the weather's been so miserable for most of the winter that a ton of runs have been treadmill-bound, and the ones outside have been less than stellar.
|Winter gloom is not that exciting, when I actually get outside.|
So... Sunday is race day! I would love to say I'm super excited but I'm not. It looks cold and I've been working so much that I'm pretty sleep deprived (I was in the office till 2:30 AM on Friday night). As I've said before, I'm not complaining... or at least not complaining much. I feel like I'm learning so much, and I'm on some interesting/complex projects that I'm enjoying. I just wish the past two weeks had been a bit heavier on sleep!
|Let's just say I've been seeing a lot of this building, my work "neighbor."|
Anyway, Jess put together a great training plan for me, and I tried to follow it as best I could. I am excited to push myself hard and see what I can do on Sunday. Brittany and I plan to start the race together and see how we feel. If it's "not our day," at least we'll have company!
|Yay run buddy! (Who is much more photogenic, clearly.)|
Brittany is actually the one part of this training cycle that has been awesome. We've done several long runs and midweek runs together and she's been a fantastic training buddy. We're roughly the same speed, but both of us tend to push the pace a bit more when we're together, so I feel like we have really "productive" runs. Oh, and yes, I like talking to her, too... kind of essential in a training buddy. (I think we've both ranted about the state of the student debt situation in America about ten times on runs.)
|The Central Park Lake is thawing! Progress?|
I don't expect work to be any less busy in the next few weeks, but I do think I'll have more to talk about. To start, hopefully a race recap will be up next week! I'm going on a vacation with the bestie and can't wait to soak up some California sun and stuff my face with salad and fruit. I just don't crave those things when it's freezing out, but give me summer temps and I'm all about a nice kale salad. As New York thaws out, I'm hopeful that I'll be more inspired to write about race training and exercise plans. I have a general idea of what I'll be doing post-NYC Half, but I need to flesh it out more.
How excited are you for spring??? If you're running the NYC Half, are you excited or apathetic? How has winter training been?