I have actually had all kinds of things to say lately…so why the quiet…well mostly because I’m afraid what will come bursting out at any moment is “WAHHHHH I WANT TO FEEL BETTER.” Don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend the majority of my day moping, but it seems to catch me at the most random moments that I am down right frustrated with how long I’ve been unable to function normally.
I think Caution Red Head Running put it best…we want to show you that it’s totally possible to get through tough times because it is! But sometimes it just down right stinks when I see everyone out doing their 20 milers and I am just begging my body to feel well enough for an 8 miler….a 2 miler…a walk.
Lots of great stuff happening though and lots to share, so I’ll get my little pity party under control and be back next week. Hope everyone who is racing has a wonderful weekend!!!
PHILLY Half Marathon Long Run Training Long
All right so I am finally…after a couple months coming to a new realization. I keep trying to force my body to workout in the morning because I LOVE my AM workouts, but my energy generally increases throughout the day. So I may need to find ways to do longer runs later in the day…which is what I did Friday!
Start: 1:15PM dynamic stretches, short walk
Temp: 78 degree temperature controlled
Location: Treadmill facing a window…looking at the side of a building
Feel: I was really excited to run, but a little tired.
Goal: 10 miles progressive run -increase pace every other mile with last at HMP
Result: Errr oops, I increased my pace too fast and ended up with 8 mile progression run. I also forgot that I had done a speed session Thursday night.
Music: Podcast on Paleo Living and new country music CD’s
Recovery: Err, major fail I didn’t do anything. I think mentally when I don’t do a “long run” I don’t feel the need to pamper my body.
I am grateful for interesting podcasts
I am grateful for new ways of thinking
I am grateful for a fun nutrition coach
I am grateful for Oakley sunglasses
I am grateful for easy peasy weekends