The Level Legion: Boston Marathon Edition
Four Weeks to Go: A Check on Training
The 118th Boston Marathon is now just under a month away. The Legion has been training through one of the toughest and coldest winters we have had in a long time. With Spring now officially here, though Winter not quite gone, training is starting to reach its peak. The Legion has run some great races, put in some solid long runs and have had some bumps along the way. This week we look at how things are going and what their weeks have been like at this high point. You can see we all are in this together but we all have different ways of getting there. Our hope is that you continue to be inspired and encouraged by the Legion and that four weeks from now we can share our common goals of being a part of this great event in whatever way we are able! Now, onto the logs:
Jose has a plan and is sticking to it. Always hard at work, he explains here how to balance a planned routine with some often chaotic travel. Nice work.
Last weekend while many of my friends were running the New Bedford Half, I stuck to my training plan and ran a scheduled twenty miler. It was a run mapped out by a friend in her hometown of Holland, MA. She ran with me and a few other people met and ran with us at different parts of the course. This run was one of the hardest runs I’ve done in quite some time. I didn’t realize there were mountains in Holland; it was damn hilly! Having company on this run really helped a lot.
This week I had to travel to NYC for work. Traveling while in training can get tricky but I was able to get three nice runs through Central Park and through the very busy streets of the city. Though I prefer to run the mornings, these runs had to be done in the afternoon because of my work schedule. I love running in the city!
Ran 5 miles on Tuesday, 7 Miles on Wednesday and another 5 on Friday.
This weekend’s long run is only 12 miles. Looking forward to an easier run than last week!
And we have a special treat this week. Jose’s friend and training partner Joanna submitted something for us to share with everyone: