We are now 13 weeks out from the 2017 Boston marathon and I just want to give you an update on my training progress. For now I'm sticking with the new format of doing a video for the blog post. Of course there is a pseudo-transcript down below so if you want you can still read it.
Ok here is a "loose" transcript of the video if you'd rather read...(a machine did this so there could be some "interesting" takes on what I said)
Hey everybody, It's Brian.
It's been a few weeks since I've checked in with you on my Boston marathon training we've only got thirteen weeks to go so I had to provide a quick little update a lot of things have happened in the past few weeks, one I've shaved as the more observant of you have probably already noticed definitely feeling good about that decision.
Anyway I've had quite a few good runs in those past three weeks as those of you follow me on Instagram have seen all those posted up there you know mostly in the three to five mile range so nothing to huge distance yet but progressing along the path where we're supposed to be at I've also been doing quite a bit of cross training so. Trying at least two three times a week actually make it out to Tae Kwon Do which might my instructor firmly believes and also doing lots of core body exercises during class So that's that's actually been really good for me also been doing a little bit of biking with my daughter - my middle daughter that is. Probably the most exciting cross training I've done is actually pulling a wagon full of Girl Scout cookies all around the neighborhood now that we are fully in the middle of Girl Scout cookie season.
All this being said I'm still behind on where I'd like to be. A while back a band director gave me a method for tracking whether or not you're practicing good enough on your instrument. I have kind of adopted that same system for whether or not keep track of how I'm doing on my running program and unfortunately right now my score is negative sixteen. I'm not going to bore you with all the details of how that scoring system actually works but just trust me a negative number is not good and negative sixteen is really bad.
So that's right we're going to keep trucking along. We will be ready for the for the marathon when it gets here. On the Mbio side pretty exciting. Our next running challenge started it actually started yesterday depending on when you watch this video...it started on Monday 16th January. I'm pretty excited about that looks like we've got about four hundred new members in the challenge my Facebook feed is exploding with all the different updates from people who've already posting their day wanted day two results so
pretty excited about that if you miss the challenge this go around. No worries. We're going to do another one starting March first. So make sure either subscribe to this channel or go jumping our mailing list and you'll be notified when that challenge gets started.
So what's up for me for this week pretty basic routine this is actually going to be a bit of a step back for me. Today, Tuesday run three miles probably shortly after I post this video then five miles on Wednesday, three miles on Thursday, Friday will actually be a rest day, Saturday nine miles and then Sunday is going to be a focus on cross training so probably some biking would be my guess and then of course like I said I'm trying to get to Tae Kwon Do two or three times this week as well.
That's it that's where I am at right now in my training. We have thirteen weeks ago for the Boston Marathon and I really appreciate everybody's nice comments that we get on Facebook and maybe on You Tube as well. So thanks everybody have a great week and we'll talk to you soon. Bye.
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