Today was a really rainy day in my neck o’ the woods. Luckily I don’t mind the rain. And even if I did, it wouldn’t matter because I don’t have a back up plan for my training runs. So into the dark and rainy morning I went and 8.42 miles later I sloshed back to the house, sopping wet head to toe. Check.
Week 10 was a huge week, the highest weekly mileage to date and 2 hard runs. The first long run on Thursday was 10 miles and 6 of those were at tempo run pace of 8:35 per mile. It was a good run but I was really tired the rest of the day.
Then the longer run on Sunday was 16-18 miles with the last 6 or 8 of it at marathon pace. Overall I’d say it was a great run. My last part was a smidge slower than I planned but there wasn’t any (please forgive the foul language) “mind-fuckery” that often gets in the way of my training. So I consider it a victory.
Here’s how the week ended.
Yep. Still hungry. But not allowing myself that “oh I’m training for a marathon so I deserve mountains of food”. I’m just kind of eating what my body needs and allowing some treats. Wish I could share some very wise nutrition tips but, yeah, nothing. 🙂
Yoga/Stretching and Body Work
Well, something had to give. And I’m sad that yoga has had to take a back seat to the couch stretch and other pre and post-run stuff. I fit in a few short practices last week and I’ll be back but I have to cut myself some slack.
The stretching I force myself to do after a run is really helping. Sure, my body will be tired but I’m not particularly sore. Ok, when I wake up in the morning after a long run I’m stiff but just until I get moving. But I’m not in pain. If that makes sense.
Do I sound a little short this week? My daughter told me last night that I’ve been snappy and on my run this morning I realized she was right. So I had to have a family meeting this morning to explain that this training has been long and hard and I still have to work and take care of the normal day to day things that goes with being an adult so I asked them to cut me a little slack. And I promised to chill a bit. Then we awkwardly hugged it out.
This week’s training looks interesting. I don’t have a big run but some speed work on Thursday and Sunday. We’ll see how it goes.
Thanks for following my journey. I appreciate the support!
Now go run!