Wow. Just typing that I have been training for 10 weeks now is a bit overwhelming. I have only 7 more to go and I can say that I’m definitely looking forward to a break. Although I am excited to reach my goal, I have to question my thought process behind deciding to train during the hottest time of the year as well as half of football season. Let’s just say that this past weekend’s win over Western Kentucky left me slightly
hungover “under the weather” on Sunday.
Here’s what I was supposed to run:
And here’s what I actually ran:
Week #10 Stats:
Injuries/Issues: The only issue I’ve run into lately is my inability to get up early and get my runs in. You’ll notice I was a huge fan of the four mile runs this week. This was because by the time I was able to get out and run, it was already in the high 80’s and longer runs were useless. It was a quality versus quantity week for me and I focused on speed-work as well as hills.
Other notable ramblings: I actually got confused and only ran 16 rather than 17 as I looked at the wrong day on my calendar. My long run felt really good as I am introducing my body to various fuel options (this week was Gu Chomps – watermelon flavor) and stopping when I need to for water breaks and short stretch sessions. I’m learning quickly that it’s OK for me not to feel guilty if I need to stop for a few minutes, check myself before I wreck myself, and then get back at it.
Also, I signed up for the Charleston Half Marathon in January. You may remember I signed up last year only to bail for a ski trip out West (priorities) and so I’m pretty excited to take another crack at it this year. Plus I’ll be running with my friend Jen (it’ll be her first half!) so I foresee a fun race ahead. Anyone out there running it?? Can I entice you with the shrimp and grits at the finish line? You know me, the promise of good food and/or libations at the finish line and you can usually count me in. I’m such a sucker…
Hope everyone has a lovely Monday!