Sometimes training seems to take forever when training over 12 weeks (or more) and then sometimes race week creeps up all of a sudden! I’m feeling a little shocked that I’m in 10 weeks out of 12 already but also happy to be wear I am.
10 weeks ago, I wasn’t even running as I had just got in a car accident. 10 weeks ago, I was in a lot of back pain because of that accident. 10 weeks ago, I hadn’t even decided what spring race I wanted to do! And here I am running 19k this past weekend.
What was Planned vs What Really Happened:
Monday: Cycling | Rest Day. I slept for 4 hours Monday afternoon because of my head cold. Then slept 6.5 hours that night. (Listen to your body!)
Tuesday: Yoga | Yoga + Osteopath – which required 2 days of absolutely no activity.
Wednesday: 8k | Rest Day. Had great results on my back from the Osteo appointment.
Thursday: 5k | Rest Day. I was eager to be active but had to rest – that was hard.
Friday: Rest day | Rest Day – nailed it!
Saturday: 18k | 19k. A hard run.
Sunday: Soccer Game | Rest Day. Just not feeling well.
What I learned from my run:
One – Mosquitoes can bite through compression socks.
Two – I stopped 20 times on that run….TWENTY! Thank you Garmin connect for letting me see that on my profile and Thank you to my running buddy for putting up with me.
Three – Running with a friend is way better then running alone.
Four – Running your hills at the beginning is a great way to get them over and done with.
Five – Ending your run with 1 more hill that you’ve come to love over time makes you feel accomplished. (Even despite the 20 stops you had to take).
Six – I can’t run and talk, especially when I still have a head cold. Results in stopping lots.
Seven – My pace sucks for me and that’s okay. Training for my 5th half marathon isn’t about a PB. Remember, I wasn’t running 10 weeks ago.
Eight – Being reminded by a running friend that speed work during training will make your pace improve was just what I needed to hear (thank you).
Nine – Coming home to my daughters and husband is still one of my favourite parts of my long run.
Ten – Though running is REALLY hard for me right now, I still love to run.
How was your weekend?
Anyone race or have a long run?
What have you learned lately on your most recent run?