“Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The 13th was my 12th training run, the last run of the third week! (Week 3: Oct. 7th-Oct. 13th)
12 runs in, two weeks down, I’m 22 weeks from March 16th, where I’ll be running the Saturday Rock N’ Roll Marathon in Washington, DC.
Week 3 Statistics!
- 30:35 minutes
- 3.52 miles
Notable week 3 achievements:
- Time expected was ramped up to 30 minutes per run.
- The hills in this run are a killer. I’ve been working on my pace, not to go faster, but to find a natural rhythm. My goal is to breathe only through the nose, inhale and exhale. Whatever oxygen my body pulls in is the oxygen I’ll be able to use. The trick is consciously modifying my pace to go slower on hills, to be able to keep with the oxygen intake I’m receiving. The other trick, is to improve my cardiovascular health, so that each breath is being maximized.
- This was a solo week. My training partner was away for the week.
If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau