Well, another week done! This is the first week that I didn’t complete a long run. Boo!
My training is going really well. I was able to complete both of my shorter runs. I also did the same speed training that I did last week, where I run as fast as I can from one point in the run to another point. In Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line – and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity, they describe it as running like your kids are chasing you. They suggest that you do it for 10 minutes…at the end of a long run…Holy cow! Umm, I’m not up to that. So, I just pick one spot on my run and run as fast as I can, it probably only 1 or 2 minutes. It is fun to go that fast and feel like a super fast runner. I want to work toward doing this method of speed training a few times in my 3.5 or 4 mile runs. Right now my IT band won’t go for that, so once works.
As I started the post off with, I didn’t complete my long run for this week. I had planned to on Saturday before driving an hour away for a birthday party. Instead, I went to be kind of late on Friday night. Then we had a big Thunderstorm hit in the early hours of Saturday. I had both kids in my room, scared. Once I finally had the kids taken care of and myself settled back down, I was only going to get about 30 more minutes of sleep if I got up to go running. It would have been about 5 hours of sleep for me. I am an 8 to 9 hour a night kind of girl or I get run down and cranky. I have been burning the candle at both ends too much lately and decided I was going to opt for sleep over a long run. I feel a little guilty, but my Dad did keep telling me to rest after my 10.4 mile run the week before. I don’t think he meant to not run all together, but anyway….I rested!
I have 13 more weeks to go until the half marathon. For some reason that sounds like a really long time, when saying only 16 weeks to go didn’t sound that long. Hope I can make it to keep this up and finish the race in a way that I feel proud of.