I had a decent week of training. There were a couple of set backs, but overall I was able to stay consistent. My daughter woke up around 4am on Wednesday morning with a fever of 102 and at it was clear she was not going back to bed, so her mom and I held an early morning screening of Bambi or “Mambi” as my daughter calls it (her current favorite movie). Bambi was followed by Toy Story 3. Due to the middle of the night double feature, I decided not to go to the gym on Wednesday.
Back in September a fellow running enthusiast and writer composed an article that asked the question, how far did Rocky go during his training run in Rocky 2? His research showed that Rocky’s training run through Philadelphia would have been 30.61 miles! Rocky wasn’t just a marathoner, he was an ultra marathoner! Of course, it was only a matter of time before some runner was going see this article as an opportunity to hold a 30.61 mile race that retraced the Italian Stallion’s steps. Just two and a half months later, the race became a reality. On Saturday, December 7th, 150 runners dressed in grey sweats and red headbands hit the streets of Philadelphia to run Rocky’s ultra marathon training run. The event was non-competitive, it wasn’t even timed. It was simply an excuse for a group of runners to test their endurance and to follow in the footsteps of one of their favorite movie heroes.
After being side tracked by the holidays I am back with my regular weekly accountability report.
I was semi-successful this week. I missed Monday trying to avoid getting sick, had a couple of great workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then my wife got sick and I skipped the gym to help with our 17 month old. Many would argue that watching a 17 month old is a work out on its own. All in all it was a successful week. I held to my strict diet for the third week and I am starting to see and feel the progress. I felt stronger on my run yesterday than I have on any run since my marathon in October.
Monday = None (trying to avoid getting sick)
Tuesday = 5 miles (running), 30 minutes weights (back and biceps)