As this is the first season in which the Ninja Turtle is running multiple races, it’s been a bit tricky trying to maintain training mileage while keeping her legs fresh for each time she toes the starting line.
She’s done a simulation run for Race #2…
Then a 10-miler at what she hopes will be race pace, since RunKeeper informed her that her pokey pace has been upgraded to merely cause-of-traffic-jam miles per hour. Hooray!
Today’s run was scheduled as an easy 3-miler, but the Ninja Turtle woke up feeling pretty good this morning, once she drank her sunrise slap-in-the-face formula (don’t worry, it’s only coffee, no performance enhancing banned substances). Also, having spent the weekend reading too many training articles on competitor.com, she was feeling somewhat embarrassed about how little she actually runs, while shamelessly calling herself a runner. So, she decided to make it a nice 10K and for the sake of sporadic challenge, turned the easy into a fartlek.
It was a good run but now the Ninja Turtle must keep all runs short and easy until the semi-marathon on Saturday. Once that is out of the way, she can run the long runs again.
That is, if she’s still standing.