FFF: Runfessions for April 2023


It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

1.  I runfess…

Though I created a 9 week training plan for the Brooklyn Half Marathon

I didn’t exactly follow it.

My long runs were: 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 miles for the first 5 weeks (instead of 3, 4, 5, 6, 8).

Sorry. Not sorry.

2.  I runfess…

One of the reasons that I didn’t follow the plan was that I actually started running BEFORE March 20 (the day I got the x-ray that my foot had healed.)

Not a lot of miles but running here and there and the foot felt fine.

3. I runfess…

Another reason is that I will be in Florida for week 7’s long run.  It will be 90 degrees and humid.  There’s no way I will be running 12 miles in that weather.

there will be more tennis than running this week.

4. I runfess…

Of course I couldn’t resist signing up for my annual 5k race while I’m there.

Tropicool 5k in Naples, FL

I can guarantee that there will be NO podium finish this year…

But I’m just happy to be able to run….

5. I runfess…

I’ve been part of the Freihofer Training Challenge (TC) for years as a runner then as a Race Ambassador.  But through changes in leadership, it had become less useful to me.

This year, I thought that it would be a good idea to be a mentor and to support others who are running this race.

I may be one and done with this.

First they changed the location (farther away, boring path, NO restrooms) and then the Couch25k app that the Beginner group is supposed to use is no longer FREE.

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Please share.







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18 thoughts on “FFF: Runfessions for April 2023

  1. I think training plans are made to be personalized — you certainly are getting the miles in and that’s what counts.

    I hate programs that require apps because I don’t like to give away all the data they collect.

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    • It’s $10. And I don’t agree with the plan.

      No podium this year which is fine with me. Those old runners in Fla are fast and I’m training for a half. I may not even do the race.

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  2. I’m glad you’re not boycotting Florida after what happened last time. And I’m glad you’ll be doing your annual Florida 5k. Yes, it will be hot (I can promise you that.) But better a 5k than a long run.
    Sounds like you’ll be ready for your upcoming half!

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    • Thanks for your vote of confidence.. I feel ready to finish but not quite as fast as I’d like… but there will more races for that.


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