Everyone should indulge in one every once in a while!
Thursday night, Mr. Boyfriend and I hit the Metallica concert and may I say "It was AWESOME!"
It was explosive!
I'm not a huge fan but it was still a lot of fun!
Friday, I did my afternoon run in a decent time. I stopped using the Galloway method and my time has improved considerably.
Saturday was the first day I was able to wake up and get a morning run and may I say, I LOVED IT! I am definitely hooked. I am also running IPOD free. I really does allow you to concentrate better on RUNNING and breathing and all the mechanics. It's not easy but it is so worth the sacrifice.
Mr. Boyfriend was still sleeping so I slipped out and got a couple of rounds out on the Bicycle.
Can I say, FINALLY!
It took me twice around just to get my footing back. Then I was in full swing. I did another 6 loops before the sun got to me and I had to head inside. I must do that again!
Sunday was my long run. I woke up at the same time but being that my run was much longer I ended my run and the heat was starting to get bad.
I'm pretty stoked that I made my race pace without really trying too hard and I think I kept it pretty consistent. I did have to take a few walking breaks but I kept them to 1 per mile and always between 45-60 sec.
In the future I'm going to have to wake up earlier as my runs get longer.
Also, I need to be more careful on my long runs. I got 5 blisters. Two on the arch of my right foot, two more on my toes of the same foot and one more on the toe of my left foot. I know it's because I used the wrong sneaker for the run. It was my only lapse.
Everything else worked out pretty well!
Half a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cliff Bar before the run. I didn't feel hungry at all.
20oz of Half Water/Half Gatorade (I could have used another 4oz though)
1 Zym hydration tab after the run and 1 cup milk (also after the run)
Overall still a great run!
For today's run, I calculated the time I needed to get up to be at work by 8am and I guess I got a little carried away. I headed out at 6:10am to find:
It was PITCH BLACK! It felt like it was Midnight, eerie and spooky. I tried to do once around the block but it was too much. I checked and Sunrise is at 7:15am.
I started to fiddle on the computer and lost track of time and ended up heading out late ... GEESH!
I had planned to do a 5 miler but time and the fact that this would be my 4th run in a row caused me to reconsider.
I ended up doing 3.47 instead. I was able to keep my race pace ... but BARELY! By the end my blisters were aching a little and my legs felt like I had no gas in them ... I was running by shear will alone!
Tomorrow is a rest for my legs day ... I do strength for my core and arms.
Wow! What a weekend :)
In Review - Week of September 28st:
Half Marathon Training Week 6 of 12: (Full Marathon Training Week 1 of 18:)
Total Workout Time: 06:12:39 Total Running Time: 04:42:39
040:09:28:02 till the Half-Marathon! 117:09:46:39 till the Full-Marathon!
I leave you with a video of clips from the concert!