*Week #7, July 21-27
Monday: 1 mile WU, 7 x 200 @8:20 (400 RI), 1 mile CD
The plan was to run after my massage. But I did not feel good afterwards. My body ached and not the way that you get from a workout. I went home to rest and then got up to go shopping with my mother. I told her I did not feel good, she touched my forehead, and told me I had a fever. When we got home I took some medicine and a nap. Then I took more medicine before I went to sleep that night. I felt so much better the following day.
Tuesday: 45 Min XTrain or Power Yoga
I did the 200s from Monday. WU @10:32 and 200s @8:18. I felt really good but got tired on the 6th and 7th interval. I still like them a lot and told Coach Sara to give me more of those.
Wednesday: 45 mins @ 10:45 pace
Ran 4.18 miles @10:46 with negative splits. Personally I don’t really care for this run. It is supposed to be easy/fun but I don’t enjoy it. I have to find a way to make it more enjoyable. Usually I run by my house or around the airport (though it is really windy there). I don’t want to run by the lake because I do my long run there. Excuses, excuses right?
Thursday: 6 mile run: 1 mile WU, 4 miles @9:50 min pace, 1 mile CD
1 mile WU @10:32 but did not finish run. Struggled to stay on pace and calves were bothering me. Only ran 2.55 miles. I was not happy with myself.
Saturday: 14 miles @ 11:00 min pace
It was a great morning for a run. Temperature was in the low 60s and overcast. I was in bed by 9pm on Friday so I got plenty of sleep. My run was going pretty good until mile 9. Well, at least it wasn’t mile 6 like last weekend. I had every intention to do 14 miles but just could not take it anymore. I took several walking breaks but then had these negative thoughts in my head and once they were there, there was no way getting them out. I asked myself why I was doing this. I reminded myself that I enjoy half marathons so why was I running more than 13.1 miles. I stopped to sit down and sent a text to a friend telling her that I was no longer planning to run the marathon and if her husband wanted my bib. Nope. Her husband is injured. I sent another text to a friend complaining about my long run. She understood because she went through the same thing last year. I walked back to where I met my running group and decided that I was not going to run the marathon anymore. I also sent a text to my coach and she gave me positive feedback and encouragement. I did feel better afterwards but still not 100% sure about running the marathon. Then I got home, showered, ate, and felt better. Oh, but this post really did it for me. I guess I needed to read that. So, I will just be happy that I am not injured and have the chance to run 26.2 miles in October.
I took a yoga class at CorePower Yoga. Great class and felt good afterwards.
*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.
- I need to work on hydrating better. I run with a water belt during my long runs but have noticed that I drink a lot of water. Lately I’ve been trying to drink more water during the day since I am at home and have access to a bathroom (very important).
- Here are some great tips from my awesome coach for running in hot weather.
- This Saturday is the ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon. I am so excited and looking forward to it. You can still register for the half marathon or 10K. Make sure to use code CAMB8 for a discount. It is supposed to rain. Hmm, not sure how I feel about that. But at least we can sing, run, and have fun in the rain.