How I’m feeling this week:
Pretty bad. I am incredibly sore and tired. Running is starting to become a chore rather than something I enjoy. At least for this week anyway.
What I ran this week:
- Tuesday, 4/3: 5.00 miles, 1:01:55 (12:18 average pace), road (including 1 mile walking)
- Saturday, 4/7: 15.33 miles, 2:40:28 (10:25 average pace), road (marathon course)
How I cross-trained this week: None
What I ate this week: Same routine, but definitely not enough hydration.
Roadblocks this week:
The mental is far outweighing the physical at this point in training. I’ve been devoting my life to running for 12 weeks, so it’s hard to stay focused. The pain is also tough to run through, too. But, week 13 (my current week), is all about the positive thinking and motivation to get through my 20-miler this Sunday.
Goals for the week ahead:
Of course, cross train. This is a weekly battle. But more importantly, take better care of myself, and get my mind in the game.
Pre-training post with my 16-week training schedule