Let’s not sugar-coat it. I ran 13 miles total this week when I was supposed to run 26. I didn’t cross train. And I went to bars more than once. And now my blog recap is up late. Week 8, past the halfway point, was bad. Let’s get to it.
How I’m feeling this week:
Tired and not into it. Shin is still hurting. On Wednesday’s run, my leg and the bottom of my feet were burning around mile 3ish so I had to stop and walk. Then on my “long run” Saturday, I was so not into it, and bailed 5 miles early.
What I ran this week:
- Wednesday 3/7: 5.55 miles, 1:01:56 (11:04 average pace), roads (part of the marathon course)
- Saturday 3/10: 8.00 miles, 1:25:07 (10:39 average pace), track + roads
How I cross-trained this week:
What I ate (pre, post and during the long run):
Egg white bagel sandwich from Bruegger’s
Grande soy 2 pump hazelnut latte from Starbucks
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Slice of pizza
Mac + cheese
Tiramisu for dessert
+lots of water all day
Long run day:
Bagel with cream cheese
1 cup coffee
1 banana with sunflower butter
During the run:
A few sips of water
After the run (about 20 minutes later):
Soy chocolate milk
Lunch/Dinner (about 3 hours later):
Chipotle veggie burrito
Chips + salsa
Later that night:
Some beverages 🙂
I swear I usually eat vegetables and fruit!
Roadblocks this week:
Clearly, training is getting harder. Instead of embracing it, I let myself get lazy. I did this in week 5, as well. So since it’s starting to get REAL (15 miles this weekend!) I need to shake it off, suck it up and RUN.
Goals for the week ahead:
Get back in the game. Since this post is late and I’m already into week 9, I’ve already cross-trained (yay!) and have made plans for Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday runs. I’m going to make myself a new playlist for Sunday’s 15-miler too since I think new music will help pump me up.
This week’s running topic: To stick with the completely lethargic tone of the week and this post, there’s no running topic this week. But I’ll be back with a vengeance on Sunday with a full-on run report (and I may or may not be working on the next installment of Songs to Run to!) See, I’m not THAT lazy. Kind of. Stay tuned!
Pre-training post with my 16-week training schedule