Happy Tuesday everyone! If you live in the Boston area, hope you’re staying warm these days and enjoying the recent snowfall!
Boston Common was glowing with a thin layer of snow yesterday. Would be great if this was the first and last snowfall, but I’m sure it’s not! Last winter Boston was met with record snowfall with a grand total of 110.6 inches, and 64.8 inches fell in February alone!
Last night, Mark and I checked out another Oscar nominee the “The Revenant”. While I had to cover my eyes for most of the movie because of all the wild west violence, Mark found the grim adventure tale to be more tolerable. From what I saw it did have fantastic acting, particularly by Leo DiCaprio, and unforgettable cinematography. Many of the scenes will chill you to the bone and make you appreciate modern society living, but I would highly recommend the movie to anyone.
Baby, it’s cold outside for a run!
Other than seeing the movie and relaxing with some friends, I was able to get in a 20 mile run outside, as well as a 90 minute timed run on the treadmill. In the week leading up to a half marathon (down in Miami!), I have the following training plan:
- Drills + 8 miles with 6 stride-outs
Wednesday (speed work):
- 2-mile warm-up
3×1 mile at Half Marathon Pace (HMP)
2-3 min recovery between
- Drills + 6 miles easy
- Rest or easy 20-30 min “shake-out” run
My total mileage is less than normal weeks, and pace will be slower. I will also plan to stretch a lot (hello foam roller!), and hydrate-hydrate-hydrate! Miami is going to be in the 60’s on race day (actually a little cooler than usual, which is nice!), and so hydrating is key!
After the half marathon, it’s just over one month until Phoenix Marathon!
Some of you have asked why I am still planning to run Phoenix given that I now have Boston Marathon on the calendar. I had always planned to run Phoenix as a goal race, so decided to continue training as I had for that race. I had already put in a lot of time and energy into training for that race, so felt that I should continue. After Phoenix, I will be taking recovery very seriously! That’s all for now- enjoy your day!!
What Oscar-nominated (or good movies in general), have you seen lately?
How much running do you do before a half marathon? What is your typical routine?
What is your go-to meal before a race?