This week was my first week back on a regular training schedule after being sick. Luckily I didn’t have the flu, and now I’m scared to even go to the movies per catching this extreme flu virus. Which is probably just the media’s way of distracting us from some bigger mess like the debt celling, but I digress.
Here’s the past week in training.
Tuesday: 3 miles. Felt good. I had taken a week of running and I wasn’t sure how this was going to be. I ran after work and it felt good to get back out there.
Wednesday: 5 miles on the schedule. I started out, and it started raining. I didn’t have my hat, and it was coming down pretty steadily, so I decided to scale back my mileage to 3. I was annoyed by the rain but I finished. Whenever the weather is bad and I don’t want to go out there, I just remind myself that I don’t know what the weather is going to be like on race day. Usually that gets me out the door.
Thursday: This was the best run of the week. 5 miles and it was perrrfect weather outside. I ran the entire time and just enjoyed myself. It’s runs like that that remind me why I’m doing what I’m doing.
Saturday: 9 miles on the schedule. My training program is very aggressive but in a way I’m enjoying it. I woke up and bundled up, ate a PB&J and chugged some water, and stepped outside just to walk right back inside. It was FREEZING. I sat on my couch for 20 minutes and gave myself a pep talk. I then walked back outside and started out. I ran to a park that has a loop trail, and ended up doing the majority of my miles around the trail (I was running with the wind) and once I got to around 7 miles I headed back to my house. BY FAR the worst part of this run was the cold wind. It was awful. I think it slowed me down a lot. One thing that was interesting is that I didn’t bring any GU or water with me on this run, and for the most part I was fine. It wasn’t until later that night that I had a headache (most likely from dehydration). Last time I trained for a half marathon I thought I needed Gu when I did 7 miles! My next long run, I will plan on putting water and Gu at my car and see how that works out. I felt extremely cold afterwards and took a long hot shower. I went to Crest and got some stuff for dinner. I thought I was going to eat a lot but I ended up not being that hungry.
Today I feel fine, not really that sore at all. I went to Dicks to try to find some cold-weather running leggings but I couldn’t find anything in my size.
Today’s post will be short, I am still finishing up some chores from the weekend! Hope everyone has a great week training!