Marathon training day 63
Long run. 15 miles
one hour spin, about 12.3 miles.
So, I was feeling pretty good when I started out for the long run. I had some lingering tired feelings but, I think loads of us feel tired on the weekends. I maybe more than others, because I actually have to get up earlier on the weekends. Now that our temperatures are in the mid 80’s as a high, I need to be getting moving even earlier. Today the sun was out when I ran and that is never ever good, at least at the beginning. Kudos to me though..I wore sunscreen. I am a very fair person, and spent a good deal of my life not in Florida, but now…I live here, in the Sunshine state, so I have to be careful. Why wear sunscreen? Click here….
I tried out my new running attire…
Yes. It’s a cycle Jersey. I LOVED it in the store and I thought the pockets in the back would really be ideal for all my carbo-pro.
Well. Maybe not so much. I really think the pockets are a bit large for what I need held, and it kind of flopped around a bit. Worse yet, the neck chaffed my skin so now I look like I went out on a weird date and got a hickey necklace….
So.. Not so sure about this one.
It is SO cute for an out of state race, that I might still consider it.
Anyway. I started out fine. I seem to have misplaced, or lost (probably lost) my ipod shuffle. They are SO small. So I ran without. I’m not about to hook up my cell phone to my arm etc. It was pretty nice for most of the run. Towards the end I kind of missed my shuffle ALOT.
In the first mile I had some sensations of lactic acid in the legs. This was probably related to my spin yesterday. I tried to slow it down some and I was able to keep going.
I was actually really delighted with the first 8-9 miles of this run. somewhere at mile 9-10 ish I started to have some issues.
My legs were hurting. I felt tired. I felt a little bit bored.
Total BS. You run on your legs. When they are really tired, your heart, or mind has only a little bit to do with it. Now, 90% of the time, they aren’t really tired, it’s a brain battle. In my case, I think they were kind of tired, but it is possible that my mind was fooling around with me.
I was hoping for a certain pace so I really kind of pushed it for the first 10-11 miles, and then voila, I could not push anymore. I walked some, I jogged some, I ran a little bit. I decided I didn’t care about time, I just wanted to go home and rest. Eventually I got it together to run the last mile, but..the damage was done, I was about 30 seconds off where I had wanted to be.
Pouty face here.
Well, it got done. I checked into the gym, saw the coach and smiled a big fakey grin.
So tired. a wee bit disappointed.
Shot off my weekly update to coach man. I asked for a Taper 20 days away from Glass City I think I deserve one, but we will see what he thinks.
I am Sick of training. It has been forever since I had a Race. I want to taper and race this thing. We’ll see what he thinks….