Friday and Saturday
Lets cram it in.
I was frankly too freaking tired on Friday to write a post.
I swam over a mile, did a weights workout and ran a SUPER SLOW and painful 2 miles.
And then went and ate at Steak and Shake with a friend who just found out she is expecting!!! She chose the place, and I know not to argue with a pregnant woman. I introduced her and her Mom to the Salted Caramel milkshake, which they both agreed was better than Sex. I can say it is probably better than some sex.
When I got home from indulging a bit much, I glanced at my Saturday workout. My eyes flew wide open..
I saw a cycle and a SEVEN mile run. OK. I thought it was 5 miles, or 6 maybe. So I ran off to bed.
Luckily we had a bit a of a cool front pass through and the temps were in the mid seventies this morning.
Of course much to my chagrin, I had to do the stationary cycle first. I think that is the real kicker. I climbed on the bike and pushed it. I actually upped the gear for 1 minute intervals throughout the cycle, but I could not get going any faster than usual anyway. Ah well. It’s so funny, I am not a cyclist. I actually should not care a bit about my time on a stationary bicycle, but by about mid cycle, I tend to forget about everything but trying to get the most miles in the time I have….
So I finished off…and got ready for the run. mixed a new bottle of Carbo Pro and took 2 S-caps (salt tablets.) I changed my shirt and I admit, i was really dreading the 7. It just seemed so long.
Anyway. I plugged into the ipod and went jogging along. I set some very low time expectations. I am learning pacing still…it’s a huge challenge for me, so I actually am starting now to run what seems to be monstrously slow.
like this but slower than 15 mph. My recent problem has been running and gradually increasing speed until I can no longer maintain it and have to walk to “reset” myself. So today I just did what felt like jogging for the first mile etc. It seems to work as my pace was actually just fine and I didn’t have to stop and walk DUH.
I ran and then at mile 3 I started to have to deal with the big hills. I found myself feeling a little hot, but still improved from the past.
So the run just kind of went. It was a beautiful thing. And I was glad to be done.
Now…If I can do ok tomorrow, I’ll be excited about my week in training!!!!
35 days til the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon and well, about 3 months until the Marathon. I hope I continue to feel as good as I have. (despite the persistent HA I have very few niggles and chronic things going on , so yahoo….)
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