How is it Sunday night already? I am sad to see another weekend pass me by, but I definitely kept busy. I meant to share an update to my last post, in which I lamented about my terrible training habits for my upcoming half marathon. Since that didn’t happen, here’s a quick recap of my running week (don’t blink):
- I got in a sever-miler last Sunday, and a couple of 5ks mid-week. (Not exactly what I had planned).
- Today, I hit my neighborhood trails for a surprisingly warm nine miles, which I slogged through and completely bonked at the end.
Not a great recap — and trust me, I’m not proud of those two little bullets. So what am I going to do about all this? A couple of things.
First, my running partner and I usually head out for our weekend long runs bright and early. Today, due to being very busy mamas (she hosted a birthday sleep-over for SEVEN [gasp] 9-year-old girls; I hosted a sleep-over for only one 7-year-old – whew!), we didn’t meet up until 11 a.m. Let me tell you, I thought it would be a luxury not to wake up to an alarm, dress and fuel for an early morning run, especially in the winter. However, after staying up way past my bedtime because of the sleep-over, then having been woken up a couple of times throughout the night because my poor 3-year-old was having leg cramps (AKA growing pains), and finally to have had all three of these girls awake before 7 a.m.? That was torture. I’ll take a 6:45 a.m. weekend long run any day of the week.
What we both said about this run was that we didn’t really know how to fuel for a longer mid-day run — and we felt that. We need to get it figured out, though, because our race, the Love Rox Half Marathon in Richmond, VA, has a 10 a.m. start time.
During the last mile-and-a-half, we both lost steam. Big time. I haven’t felt so sluggish or depleted after a run in a long time. We both used the dream analogy: It felt like that dream where you’re trying to run, but your legs just won’t work right.
However, thinking about my weekend, I think it has to do with not fueling well before our nine miles — and not eating/drinking so well all weekend.
Truth be told, I may have had a little too much saki Friday night.
And? I also might have an unhealthy addiction to Birthday Cake Oreos.
- Tuesday: Cross train
- Wednesday: 5 miles
- Thursday: Cross train
- Friday: 4 miles
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 10 miles.
Let’s see how it goes…
In the meantime, what’s your biggest vice — that you know giving up would help improve your training?