For FUN I will be posting my Wednesday Runs in the form of ABC bullet topics with 3 bullets for each letter. Gives me something to think about during my run. Next week will be GHI and so on… Can you tell I am a MOM?? I am sure some weeks will be tougher, I better start thinking about "X" now.. ENJOY!!
Stats for 1/27:
Weather was great, my energy level was low but overall I am proud of my pace.
- Over the entire distance of 7 miles I was by myself but I was never alone. There was always a runner, bikers, walker or person eating fast food in their car. This was comforting. The cast of characters: the dorks (this time they said hello), a man with perfect posture who waved like a toy soldier, two men walking in mechanic style blue coats with name tags Vladimer and Larry (Just kidding on Larry but I was able to make out Vlad), a couple biking in BRIGHT day-glow colors, a FAST runner in a white shirt and MORE.
- At mile 3 my stomach started to cramp up, not a great distance to be in pain. Just after that mile I also spotted Mount Rainier, this helped take my focus from my pain. I am not sure what is wrong with my stomach, about a year ago I had a battery of tests done and was given a clean bill of health. Gotta love the phantom pain.
- Some days I feel I could run forever, today was not one of those days. The 7 mile distance felt LONG and tough. Thankfully at mile 3.5 another runner was just in front of me, I used him to stay on top of my pace. On rough days it is better to get out of your head and RUN.
- Over the next 3 months I need to build my muscular endurance. Today I could feel where I lack strength, legs, arms and core…. Hmmmm!! I have a lot of work to do. I have been slacking on my lifting and ab goals...OOPS!
- Tempo runs are not supposed to be easy, speed work helps train your brain for some discomfort, to endure the pain that comes with the distance. Next week I have hill training.
- Just over 3 months of training left. Anyone agree that the Marathon is the reward after months of enduring the training BATTLE?
- My shoes were supposed to retire 3 weeks ago. I do not like the Asics Kayano 16's, I find them to be heavy and with no cush. So I have a pair to exchange when I can FINALLY make it to Fleet Feet. I have plenty of shoes for 5K distance, but my Asics no longer function for long runs. Amazing what a GREAT pair of shoes can do for the legs.
- The route I took is under power lines so I am not 100% sure if it was functioning the whole time. Below are my Garmin gremlin split times for an overall 8:20 pace:
1.5 Warm-up= 8:39
3=7:54 *Weird that I repeated the same pace?
- I don’t function well on less than 8 hours of sleep. I feel rundown and like I am going to get sick again. Darn you Biggest Loser keeping me up past my bedtime!!
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