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Training Log: LeanneBaz

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 4:52:52 32.5(9:01) 52.3(5:36)
  Bike1 1:00:00 3.73(16:06) 6.0(10:00)
  Total4 5:52:52 36.23(9:44) 58.3(6:03)
averages - sleep:7

Sunday Dec 4 #

7 AM

Running race 4:02:52 [5] 42.3 km (5:44 / km)
slept:5.0 shoes: Pink Tracer

Roll in hotel room before getting on the bus
Partial active at start line

Marathon splits:

10km: 57:49
Half Marathon: 2:02.48
20 mile: 3:07.16
Finish: 4:02.52

Notes: I'm really happy with how this went. I was so nervous going into it. I was worried that I didn't have the mileage or the preparation because of my injury. I went into this with so many goals and back-up goals. I was worried that I wouldn't even finish, but really surprised myself with what I can do when I really put my mind to it (and put the work in).

I went out conservative and kept checking to see where I was mentally and physically. I knew I wanted to be somewhere around 4 hours, but only if it felt good. I kept setting small goals for myself and every time I surpassed a goal it would motivate me to keep going. The first half actually "felt" harder than the second half because I was so worried about hitting the wall or going out too fast. Once I passed the halfway point, things turned around I focused on cruising and staying in the moment.

I think having a positive mindset really helped me. I was kind and not hard on myself and did what I needed to do. After the halfway point I started increasing the effort and didn't ever hit the "wall" everyone talks about. Yes, there were tough miles and it hurt, but I wanted to keep on going. When I reached the 32km mark (with about 10km left to go) I told myself "anyone can do a 10k... you love 10ks." Then when I had 5km left I thought "pfft.. 5 km, that's nothing. Look how far you've already come!" The last 5km I really cruised, increased the effort, pumped the arms and continued rolling past people. With 2km left to go I saw a spectator with a sign that read "Do or do not. There is no try". It was my sign. I actually laughed out loud, picked up the effort and cruised right in for a strong finish. Best running at the end.

I am very much looking forward to some recovery, then getting back into training for the Big Sur Marathon in April (which will be a MUCH more challenging course).

Saturday Dec 3 #

8 AM

Running 30:00 [3] 6.0 km (5:00 / km)
slept:7.0 shoes: Pink Tracer

10 min jog to Convention Centre from our hotel
20 min shake out around the Capitol with the elites :)
Stretch, rope, roll, ice

Notes: Feeling good! Nerves are kicking in so I didn't sleep great last night, but I'm planning to rest, fuel and hydrate the rest of the day. Met one of my running idols Stephanie Bruce today which was very cool. Excited for tomorrow... wish me luck!

P.S. We honoured Kip by fueling up with Subway for lunch :)

Friday Dec 2 #

(rest day)

Made the drive from Monterey to Sacramento. Crazy traffic added an hour to our driving time.

Thursday Dec 1 #

12 PM

Running 20:00 [3] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)
slept:9.0 shoes: Pink Tracer

PreAct, roll
20 min run
ass class, hip mob, strength x
stretch, rope, roll, ice

Notes: An easy jog to go pick up my car (windshield needed replacing). Legs felt good - today was the first day I didn't feel sore and tight. Really took my time with ass class, hip mob and strength after.
6 PM

Bike 1:00:00 [3] 6.0 km (10:00 / km)

30 minute ride out and back to the Pacific Grove Parade of Lights. Opted for a longer ride rather than pool because my ears are bothering me again (and I don't want to have issues for the marathon on Sunday). Felt good to spin the legs. The parade was probably the best Christmas parade I've ever been to.

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