The other challenge I'm going to participate in is also on Instagram and it's being hosted by Ty over at Seeking Boston Marathon and Alison at Racing Tales. It's a "30 Days To Boston" challenge and it starts on March 17th and ends on race day. This one is going to be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing all the posts from all the other folks that will be racing. I'm also really looking forward to perhaps meeting a few people in person too. I can't believe how much the world has changed since the last time I raced Boston 10 years ago. The last time I did the race, I ran it by myself. I didn't know anyone else doing the race. There was no online running community that I could hook up with and none of my IRL friends were running it either. Now I "know" (virtually) at least 15 different people that will be running Boston this year. The power of the interwebz never ceases to amaze me.
Speaking of challenges, getting all my usual workouts in has been a bit of a challenge over the course of this last week, but, I haven't done too badly all things considered. Amazingly I got all my runs done while I was away in Miami. I also managed to squeeze in a swim and one lame gym workout. Still a lame gym workout is better than no gym workout. I'm glad I got at least one swim in. Hopefully that one swim will help keep me from totally dying when I go back to my swim club tomorrow morning.
I'd be lying if I said that this past week hadn't taken it's toll on me. Traveling for work is tough, especially when you're with a group. Late nights, a whole lot of eating out and drinking sure does a number on your body, especially when you're not used to it. All of that culminated in one of the worst runs I've had this training cycle. I knew it was going to suck from the minute I started running. But, I got it done and I was only 2 seconds per km off of my goal pace. My legs hate me right now but it's nothing that an epsom salt bath and a massage won't fix.
Do you travel for work at all? Does it take it's toll on your or are you used to it?