The goal at Waterman's is execution. Don't forget. I guess nutrition execution gets a check?
Keep working the Z2 run and DON'T LOOK AT PACE. I haven't been paying attention to really anything on the watch.
Branch out into the squash vegetables. Wine is a vegetable, no?
Don't stop doing the broken butt exercises. I accomplished one goal this month!
Take time to enjoy recovery and celebrate! Another check - I'm enjoying the heck out of recovery.
At least for celebration, I knocked it outta the park. Waterman's was not the 70.3 I wanted or needed mentally to send me into the off-season, but it is what it is and there's nothing I can do about it now. Post-race, I've spent most of my time running and keeping it easy. My biggest goal was to simply maintain and slightly increase the base I had going into the 70.3, and I've done that. I've been mostly successful at completely ignoring my watch and just running by feel - not looking at pace, HR, time, anything, and I think it's what I need right now. To be able to just go out and stack up easy miles. I've only been on the bike a few times since the race, and while I miss it, I'm okay with it because I'll spend plenty of time on it this winter/spring. And I'm slowly easing back into swimming, mostly so I have something to do on my off days from running.
As for non-exercise related activities, my plate was full this month. I spent a lot of time with friends and a lot of time with family and a lot of time eating and
November is going to be another busy month. The poet is running his first marathon, and after spending Sunday cheering at MCM, I couldn't be more pumped for him. I'm
Miles run: 84, which is 83.5 more than I ran last October
Miles run with a hangover: 9.5
Miles run in capris/tights: 4
Pounds lost during taper: 4?
Pounds gained since Waterman's as of this morning: 2.5
Birthdays celebrated in our family: 4
Jeans purchased and not returned (!): 2
Bags of Halloween candy purchased: 3
Bags of Halloween candy left in the house: 1 (partial)
Massive heart attacks induced by surprise marriage proposals: 0 (1 less than last October)
Get back on the bike after Richmond.
Take 2 on the squash vegetables.
Maaaaaybe stop drinking so much on weekends. Maybe.
Check out that photography class thing at some point.
Keep the speed workouts to 1x a week and most of the miles easy.
Wear shorts as long as possible. 45º is not cold!
What are your goals for November?